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Morrissey – England Is Mine

Posted Dec. 11, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Morrissey – England Is Mine

Mark Gill's England Is Mine introduces Morrissey while he's on the cusp of adulthood, an enigma of cocksure arrogance presented in the body of a slightly hunched ... read more

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Brooke Bentham – This Rapture EP

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Brooke Bentham – This Rapture EP

Even though 21-year-old Brooke Bentham is firmly entrenched in the burgeoning South London music scene, her music sounds as though it has been dusted with ... read more

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The War on Peace – Automated People EP

Posted July 3, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

The War on Peace – Automated People EP

Imagine if the last few minutes of your life on a doomed Earth were spent dancing in a nightclub, as the sound of buzzing synthesisers ... read more

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Laura Marling – Semper Femina

Posted April 10, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Laura Marling – Semper Femina

Laura Marling was routinely described as being precocious when she first started making her own music as a teenager. She emerged as part of London's ... read more

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Bearcubs – Underwaterfall EP

Posted March 6, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Bearcubs – Underwaterfall EP

25-year-old English producer and DJ Jack Ritchie, aka Bearcubs, first attracted the attention of the BBC's new music arm, BBC Introducing, after uploading some of ... read more

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Mayhaw Hoons & the Outsiders – Lime Green

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Mayhaw Hoons & the Outsiders – Lime Green

When John Lennon went into the studio to record the vocals for "Twist and Shout" he had already taken multiple throat lozenges and even gargled ... read more

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Ódú – Conversations EP

Posted Jan. 30, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Ódú  – Conversations EP

Ódú, aka Sally Ó Dúnlaing, is an Irish singer songwriter who crafts sonic heartbreak packaged in a glossy sheen of danceable pop. Born in New ... read more

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Andrew Paley – Sirens

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Andrew Paley – Sirens

Perhaps best known as the frontman of Vermont post-punk band The Static Age, Andrew Paley has never been shy about his penchant for playing solo ... read more

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Tom Odell – Spending All My Christmas With You EP

Posted Dec. 19, 2016, 5:29 p.m.

Tom Odell – Spending All My Christmas With You EP

Tom Odell's an interesting prospect: The 26-year-old is an Ivor Novello and BRIT award winner with two albums to his name, who mixes piano-laden ballads ... read more

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American Football – LP2

Posted Nov. 28, 2016, 10:39 p.m.

American Football – LP2

American Football are the sort of band that shouldn't have attracted so much attention. When they first properly emerged in 1999, a copy of their ... read more

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Taking Back Sunday – Tidal Wave

Posted Nov. 7, 2016, 6:16 p.m.

Taking Back Sunday – Tidal Wave

Taking Back Sunday accidentally ended up being one of the bands that spearheaded the emo movement that bled into the mainstream in the early noughties, ... read more

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Courteeners – Mapping the Rendezvous

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:41 p.m.

Courteeners – Mapping the Rendezvous

Written in Paris while the city was still reeling in the aftermath of the November 2015 attacks, Mapping the Rendezvous is an album that brims ... read more

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Vow – Kind Eyes

Posted Oct. 10, 2016, 9:29 p.m.

Vow – Kind Eyes

LA has been spoiling us lately: Bleached, Deap Valley and Warpaint are just a few of the bands that have been releasing stellar new material. ... read more

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Bleached – Welcome the Worms

Posted Oct. 3, 2016, 7:51 p.m.

Bleached – Welcome the Worms

Fuelled by intense introspection and the adopting of a more polished sound, Welcome the Worms marries punk rock sensibilities with the radiant bubblegum pop of ... read more

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Emmy The Great – Second Love

Posted March 7, 2016, 5:43 p.m.

Emmy The Great – Second Love

Finding an anchor in your life is one of those inevitabilities that is constantly chattering away in the back of your head; you're trying to ... read more

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See Through Dresses – End of Days EP

Posted Jan. 18, 2016, 8:18 a.m.

See Through Dresses – End of Days EP

See Through Dresses' sound is lathered in squealing, wailing guitars that melt and sway in the sludge of the rawest depths of grunge. The frazzled ... read more

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Editors – In Dream

Posted Sept. 28, 2015, 8:38 a.m.

Editors – In Dream

Long considered the perennial sons of British 1980s post punk, Editors have never quite been able to shake off the Depeche Mode and Joy Division ... read more

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Matt Skiba and the Sekrets – Kuts

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 6:46 p.m.

Matt Skiba and the Sekrets – Kuts

Matt Skiba's latest side project sound like they've been born out of the wave of late-90s American indie that brought us the likes of Weezer ... read more

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Anti-Flag – American Spring

Posted May 4, 2015, 8:17 a.m.

Anti-Flag – American Spring

Barack Obama recently apologised to the families of two Western hostages killed during US drone strikes in January in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The use of ... read more

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Dustin Kensrue – Carry The Fire

Posted April 13, 2015, 8:09 a.m.

Dustin Kensrue – Carry The Fire

The basic tenets of theology and philosophy concern discerning right from wrong, good from evil. There will never be any clear answer to this, but ... read more

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Hail The Ghost – Forsaken

Posted March 30, 2015, 7:54 p.m.

Hail The Ghost – Forsaken

There's something deliciously miserable about Dublin weather that stretches from the end of January to the early flecks of spring, with the pre-summer season not ... read more

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Cape Noire – Ad Nauseam EP

Posted March 23, 2015, 10:17 p.m.

Cape Noire – Ad Nauseam EP

It's a blank, black slate. There is little information, and everything about Cape Noire is ambiguous. Live pictures are, fittingly, of a woman in a ... read more

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Black Rivers – Self Titled

Posted March 9, 2015, 9:40 p.m.

Black Rivers – Self Titled

For the last few years any musical output with brothers Jez and Andy Williams at the helm has sounded otherworldly, like it's trying to capture ... read more

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Humans – Noontide

Posted March 2, 2015, 11:07 p.m.

Humans – Noontide

The duo that make up Vancouver-based synth poppers Humans met by chance while engaged in artistic endeavours outside of music. Robbie Slade is a former ... read more

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Emmy The Great – S EP

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 12:54 a.m.

Emmy The Great – S EP

Creating the most welcoming introduction that you're likely to hear this year, S opener "Swimming Pool" features haunting, echoing synthesisers that sound like a distorted ... read more

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Olivia Jean – Bathtub Love Killings

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 9:03 p.m.

Olivia Jean – Bathtub Love Killings

Having piqued the interest of Jack White while handing out demos at a Dead Weather show in Detroit, Olivia Jean was quickly initiated into the ... read more

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Ourlives – Den Of Lions

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 7 p.m.

Ourlives – Den Of Lions

Somewhere among the snowy and otherworldly environs of Reykjavik, Jón Björn Árnason and Leifur Kristinsson created Ourlives. They've been together for nine years, having already ... read more

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Jimi Goodwin – Odludek

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 7:42 p.m.

Jimi Goodwin – Odludek

After a career spanning more than ten years and 4 critically acclaimed albums as the frontman of Manchester 3-piece Doves, Jimi Goodwin has been waiting ... read more

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Vow – Make Me Yours EP

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 8:57 p.m.

Vow – Make Me Yours EP

Easily the aural equivalent of the light and fluffy clouds that pepper your daydreams, LA duo Vow's second EP Make Me Yours finds them producing ... read more

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In The Whale – Nate & Eric

Posted Sept. 22, 2014, 2:52 p.m.

In The Whale – Nate & Eric

In The Whale's Nate & Eric promises a look at the seedier side of Colorado. Combining two EPs written by the duo, Nate & Eric ... read more

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London Grammar – If You Wait

Posted Aug. 11, 2014, 7:35 p.m.

London Grammar – If You Wait

Heartbreak in its truest form is one of life's most sobering and unyielding experiences. As the tedious old adage goes: there's a thin line between ... read more

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The Trouble With Templeton – Rookie

Posted May 5, 2014, 9:50 p.m.

The Trouble With Templeton – Rookie

All good stories need an emphatic storyteller to bring the characters to life. Beyond one dimensional storyboards where all film ideas begin and draft-upon-draft of ... read more

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Skaters – Manhattan

Posted March 24, 2014, 11:25 p.m.

Skaters – Manhattan

Spawned from drunken promises at an LA house party to "jam together", soon-to-be Skaters vocalist Michael Ian Cummings and guitarist Josh Hubbard made a hazy ... read more

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The Pack A.D. – Do Not Engage

Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 8:03 p.m.

The Pack A.D. – Do Not Engage

When a band consists of only two members tasked with carrying the weight of riff-heavy and sneakily blues-influenced garage rock sounds on two pairs of ... read more

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Mark McCabe – A Good Way to Bury Bad News

Posted Jan. 6, 2014, 6:58 p.m.

Mark McCabe – A Good Way to Bury Bad News

On one end of an (unscientific) scale of popular male singer-songwriters sits Ed Sheeran, perched comfortably at the top of the charts while still maintaining an ... read more

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Aaron & The Sea – Cloak & Dagger EP

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:24 p.m.

Aaron & The Sea – Cloak & Dagger EP

Aaron & the Sea have come a long way from writing dinosaur-themed ballads. The Minneapolis band formed in 2008 when roommates Aaron Rice and Alex ... read more

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Papermoons – No Love

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 11:03 p.m.

Papermoons – No Love

The press blurb that accompanies Texas-based indie folk duo Papermoons' sophomore album No Love claims that "the idea that you can say a whole lot more without ... read more

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Kodaline – In A Perfect World

Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 6:37 p.m.

Kodaline – In A Perfect World

Mohill is a rural Irish village in county Leitrim, it's nice, quaint and generally doesn't divide opinion. To use an Irishism: sure it's grand. It's ... read more

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Mainland – Girls Unknown

Posted Sept. 23, 2013, 8:27 p.m.

Mainland – Girls Unknown

Sounds can create images. New York City based 4 piece Mainland have this effect on "The Stroll". It concocts an image of bright strobe lights ... read more

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Long Lost – Save Yourself, Start Again

Posted Sept. 9, 2013, 11:07 p.m.

Long Lost – Save Yourself, Start Again

Long Lost first began life as the acoustic side project of Transit frontman Joe Boynton, shortly after the release of Transit's fourth album Young New England he turned his attention ... read more

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Bell X1 – Chop Chop

Posted Aug. 27, 2013, 12:05 a.m.

Bell X1 – Chop Chop

Before delving into the intricacies of Bell X1's latest release Chop Chop, it is important to note that they have written what is arguably one of ... read more

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A Secret Policeman's Ball – Teenage Crimewave

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, 11:06 p.m.

A Secret Policeman's Ball – Teenage Crimewave

Who needs functioning eardrums anyway? A Secret Policeman’s Ball play post-punk indie music with new wave undertones, and there is only one volume their music ... read more

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Tilman Hartley – To Basics

Posted Aug. 12, 2013, 10:49 p.m.

Tilman Hartley  – To Basics

Guitars guitars guitars. When did you last hear a new band who's main focus is on guitars? Londoner Tilman Hartley's debut album To Basics is all about ... read more

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Lewis Watson – The Wild EP

Posted July 15, 2013, 8:59 p.m.

Lewis Watson – The Wild EP

The transition from performing acoustic covers in your bedroom on YouTube to recording original songs in a recording studio and playing in front of a ... read more

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The Maine – Forever Halloween

Posted July 1, 2013, 9:21 p.m.

The Maine – Forever Halloween

Halloween can be an inspiring topic for musicians. The Misfits' "Halloween" evokes dark autumn evenings with snarling vocals and captivating riffs, while AFI's Misfits-influenced All Hallows EP ... read more

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I Am Kloot – Let It All In

Posted July 1, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

I Am Kloot – Let It All In

Truly happy yet honest albums are in short supply. If they’re happy they’re usually over-the-top and use cringe-worthy lyrics, but if the album’s songs are ... read more

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Tommy & The High Pilots – Only Human

Posted June 24, 2013, 10:38 p.m.

Tommy & The High Pilots – Only Human

Santa Barbara four-piece Tommy & The High Pilots first formed five years ago in 2008. In that space of time they have released two albums ... read more

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The Heights – Drag Race On The Moon

Posted June 24, 2013, 10:25 p.m.

The Heights – Drag Race On The Moon

Torontonians The Heights like Angels & Airwaves. They really, really like Angels & Airwaves, which is the most readily apparent characteristic of “Soldier”, the opening track ... read more

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Frankie & The Heartstrings – The Days Run Away

Posted June 11, 2013, 1:18 a.m.

Frankie & The Heartstrings – The Days Run Away

Some musicians view making music as a vocation, something that they will entirely devote their lives to, to the extent that it seeps into everything ... read more

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The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Posted June 11, 2013, 1:02 a.m.

The National – Trouble Will Find Me

DISCLAIMER: Readers, a bold claim is about to be made. The National’s Trouble Will Find Me could, quite possibly, be as essential as air. Tread carefully, the ... read more

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Emma Louise – Vs Head Vs Heart

Posted May 27, 2013, 10:48 p.m.

Emma Louise – Vs Head Vs Heart

Emma Louise described the cover art for her debut album Vs Head Vs Heart as expressing "the beauty that can come out of vulnerability". The cover art ... read more

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husband&wife – Acoustic Recordings

Posted May 14, 2013, 1:13 a.m.

husband&wife – Acoustic Recordings

The beauty in acoustic albums usually comes from hearing a song you know and love take on a different resonance when it’s stripped back and ... read more

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Johnny Marr – The Messenger

Posted April 1, 2013, 11:28 p.m.

Johnny Marr – The Messenger

The '80s are memorable for many wonderful things, like Pac-Man and Bill & Ted, but perhaps most importantly it was the decade in which a ... read more

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