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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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ASHRR – Oscillator

Posted May 14, 2019, 1:32 a.m.

ASHRR – Oscillator

Encompassing all of the most salient aspects of 80s synth pop, with clear nods to Talking Heads and New Order, LA trio ASHRR's debut album is a nostalgic ... 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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Aaron Rice – Neverfade/For Dusk

Posted July 9, 2019, 2:55 a.m.

Aaron Rice – Neverfade/For Dusk

Aaron Rice deftly wades through the debris of a break-up on his debut solo LP Neverfade/For Dusk, where his songs are bolstered by addictive synths that ... 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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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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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

News

Bands: Blur play new album in full, reveal new track Lonesome Street

Posted March 23, 2015, 3:34 p.m.

Bands: Blur play new album in full, reveal new track Lonesome Street

Blur gave a live airing to their upcoming album The Magic Whip at a 300-capacity secret show in West London last Friday, and this week unveiled "Lonesome ... read more

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Bands: Kodaline announce new album details and North American tour

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 9:50 a.m.

Bands: Kodaline announce new album details and North American tour

Irish four-piece Kodaline have released details about their forthcoming second album Coming Up For Air and a North American headlining tour due to kick off this ... read more

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Bands: Mike Adams At His Honest Weight on tour, podcasting live

Posted June 9, 2015, 3:06 p.m.

Bands: Mike Adams At His Honest Weight on tour, podcasting live

Indianapolis four-piece Mike Adams At His Honest Weight are setting off on a US east coast tour and will be documenting their travels through a ... read more

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Bands: The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf form El Vy

Posted Aug. 5, 2015, 6:12 a.m.

Bands: The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf form El Vy

Matt Berninger (The National) and Brent Knopf (Menomena, Ramona Falls) have joined forces as El Vy, and have annouced they'll be releasing their debut album ... 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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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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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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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

Blogs

Blur 21: The Exhibition @ IMMA, Dublin

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 12:20 p.m.

  It's a tray in a hotel room, fairly unremarkable when put back to basics. The tray is littered with cigarettes, beer bottles, a can of coke, a crumpled McDonald's burger wrapper and a lonely bottle of Evian. It's a curious scene: the items on the tray are in a ... 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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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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Cellar Doors – Cellar Doors

Posted Feb. 25, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Cellar Doors – Cellar Doors

The distance between San Francisco and Manchester is 5,000 miles, but Californian psychedelic trio Cellar Doors are determined to bridge that distance on their self-titled debut ... 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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Dear Boy – The Strawberry EP

Posted March 18, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Dear Boy – The Strawberry EP

Los Angeles quartet Dear Boy are firm favourites in their hometown's indie scene, but their new EP suggests that they could go much further. Dear ... 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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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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Editors – Violence

Posted Oct. 8, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Editors – Violence

Editors first appeared as part of the British indie music scene in 2003, when there was a swell of guitar bands dominating the charts. They ... 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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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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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

Reviews

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

News

General News: Arcade Fire to release first feature film The Reflektor Tapes, new song

Posted July 21, 2015, 1:29 p.m.

General News: Arcade Fire to release first feature film The Reflektor Tapes, new song

Arcade Fire are set to release a film that gives a behind the scenes look at the recording and touring for their critically acclaimed album ... read more

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General News: Emmy the Great releases West Coast tour dates, Swimming Pool remix

Posted April 15, 2015, 9:51 a.m.

General News: Emmy the Great releases West Coast tour dates, Swimming Pool remix

Emmy the Great has announced two Californian tour dates, and has released a Teleman remix of the lead single from her S EP, "Swimming Pool". The ... read more

News

General News: Morrissey sets release date for Autobiography

Posted Oct. 3, 2013, 3:14 p.m.

General News: Morrissey sets release date for Autobiography

The release date for Morrissey's Autobiography has been confirmed for October 17, according to a press release on the unofficial Morrissey fan site True-to-You. The ... read more

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General News: Weezer guitarist's side project release new single, tour dates

Posted March 6, 2015, 11:20 a.m.

General News: Weezer guitarist's side project release new single, tour dates

Weezer guitarist Brian Bell's side project, The Relationship, have revealed they will be releasing their new 7inch "Oh Allen" on April 8 via Burger Records, ... read more

Reviews

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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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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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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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

Features

Interviews: Aaron Rice

Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Interviews: Aaron Rice

Having started out in bands and working in collaboration with other musicians, Minnesotan musician Aaron Rice decided to strike out on his own in 2015, ... read more

Features

Interviews: Andrew Paley

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

Interviews: Andrew Paley

A couple of years ago Vermont post-punk stalwarts The Static Age played a number of rallies in support of their state senator Bernie Sanders, whipping ... read more

Features

Interviews: Anti-Flag

Posted July 5, 2015, 3:41 p.m.

Interviews: Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag have never shied away from exploring the complex political and social issues that affect their native United States while also maintaining a dogged awareness ... read more

Features

Interviews: Black Rivers

Posted April 17, 2015, 4:45 p.m.

Interviews: Black Rivers

Twins Andy and Jez Williams braved the unforgiving Welsh winter to bring us the sound of their eponymous debut, their first release since their other ... read more

Features

Interviews: Courteeners

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Interviews: Courteeners

"People don't want us to fail anymore, which is kind of nice." Liam Fray is considered and introspective when ruminating on the early days of ... read more

Features

Interviews: Dear Boy

Posted May 26, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Interviews: Dear Boy

"This sounds made up, so I apologise, but it’s totally not," says Dear Boy frontman and lyricist Ben Grey when explaining the inspiration behind the ... read more

Features

Interviews: Emma Louise

Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 3:05 p.m.

Interviews: Emma Louise

Australian singer-songwriter Emma Louise released her debut album Vs Head Vs Heart last April, delving into synth-heavy song structures after releasing an acoustic EP. Emma ... read more

Features

Interviews: Emmy The Great

Posted May 11, 2015, 2:25 a.m.

Interviews: Emmy The Great

When Emmy The Great returned with her S EP nearly three years after her last release, a new band member suddenly appeared on the cover ... read more

Features

Interviews: Fatherson

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Interviews: Fatherson

Fatherson's new album seesaws between visceral, enveloping rock music and experimental, cinematic soundscapes, which should come as no surprise as the Scottish trio's back catalogue ... read more

Features

Interviews: Hail The Ghost

Posted March 30, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

Interviews: Hail The Ghost

Irish indie six-piece White McKenzie never officially broke up, they just went quiet. Frontman Kieran O'Reilly secured an acting role in the hugely popular Irish ... read more

Features

Interviews: Hiatus

Posted Dec. 12, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Interviews: Hiatus

The closing track on electronic musician Hiatus' latest album All the Troubled Hearts immediately catches you off guard. The gravelly voice of an older gentleman ... read more

Features

Interviews: Jon Foreman

Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 3:15 p.m.

Interviews: Jon Foreman

Writing 24 songs to correspond with the 24 hours of the day is an ambitious plan in anyone's eyes, but combined with fronting the Grammy ... read more

Features

Interviews: Julien Baker

Posted May 20, 2016, 3:45 p.m.

Interviews: Julien Baker

"When I am alone, the only place to look is the crowd. I know I am up there alone." Julien Baker, a 20 year old ... read more

Features

Interviews: Kodaline

Posted April 7, 2014, 5:41 p.m.

Interviews: Kodaline

From writing songs in a bedroom in the Dublin suburbs to selling out venues all over Ireland and the UK, Irish four-piece Kodaline have been ... read more

Features

Interviews: Kyle Falconer

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Interviews: Kyle Falconer

In 2007, a group of young Scottish musicians called The View became one of the key bands in the mid-‘00s British indie music scene with ... read more

Features

Interviews: Lilac Lungs

Posted July 4, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Interviews: Lilac Lungs

Detroit four-piece Lilac Lungs aimed to create a safe space with their recently released debut album Eventide, which confronts fears and friction that's buffered by ... read more

Features

Interviews: Mick Flannery

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Interviews: Mick Flannery

Last Autumn a rectangular glass box appeared on one of Dublin's busiest streets. Inside, there was a bearded man, eyes shut, singing a song recounting ... read more

Features

Interviews: Nick Hodgson

Posted April 8, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

Interviews: Nick Hodgson

“It’s like a divorce. You can be as friendly as you like but there’s always a bit of an energy,” says erstwhile Kaiser Chief Nick ... read more

Features

Interviews: Taking Back Sunday

Posted March 19, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

Interviews: Taking Back Sunday

Listening to Taking Back Sunday as an emo kid in 2006 was like hooking the embodiment of your misplaced rage into your veins. If you ... read more

Features

Interviews: The Murder Capital

Posted Oct. 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

Interviews: The Murder Capital

When Irish five-piece The Murder Capital recently released their debut album When I Have Fears, it was rapturously received by critics and music fans alike, ... read more

Features

Interviews: Walking On Cars

Posted May 11, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

Interviews: Walking On Cars

Achieving phenomenal success with the release of your debut album is the kind of thing that most bands can only dream of, but what happens ... read more

Features

Interviews: White Lies

Posted April 2, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Interviews: White Lies

White Lies first broke into the British indie music scene in 2009 with the release of their debut album To Lose My Life.... The album ... read more

Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mozes and the Firstborn – Dadcore

Posted Jan. 21, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Mozes and the Firstborn – Dadcore

Part parody and part homage to guitar music, Dutch four-piece Mozes and the Firstborn have set a new tone with their American-tinged third album Dadcore. The ... read more

News

Music News: The Stone Roses "Made of Stone" documentary set for North American release

Posted Oct. 18, 2013, 2:28 p.m.

Music News: The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses "Made of Stone" documentary will be shown in theatres in Canada and the US this November. The documentary looks at the seminal ... read more

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Music News: URF release new single, festival date

Posted May 18, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Music News: URF release new single, festival date

Manchester-based psychadelic five-piece URF's new single "Solitude" is out now, and the band will be performing at the Manchester Psych Fest in August. The band has ... read more

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Music News: Welcome to the Machine music industry documentary set for August release

Posted July 23, 2013, 6:35 p.m.

Music News: Welcome to the Machine music industry documentary set for August release

Welcome to the Machine, a new documentary exploring "the twelve commandments of the music industry" through a series of interviews looking at all of the ... read more

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New Dialogue – Teach Me How to Feel EP

Posted Sept. 2, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

New Dialogue – Teach Me How to Feel EP

New Dialogue's Facebook bio states that the Los Angeles-based quintet "speaks for the moment", and with their band name they "assume an important responsibility" -- ... read more

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Nick JD Hodgson – Tell Your Friends

Posted Feb. 5, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Nick JD Hodgson  – Tell Your Friends

Erstwhile Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson has spent the past five years penning songs for the likes of Mark Ronson and Shirley Bassey, basking in being out of the limelight and ... read more

News

Obituaries: Razorcake writer Chris Pepus passes away

Posted July 31, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

Razorcake writer Chris Pepus tragically passed away in early June after taking his own life. Pepus was best known for advocating for social and economic justice through his writing, and more recently left his job as an film archivist when he discovered that the university he was working for was ... 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

Features

One Question Interviews: Cape Noire

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 12:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Cape Noire

Cape Noire SPB: What prompted you to choose a black cape as a sartorial statement and a band name?  CN: Cape Noire came out of ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Humans

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Humans

Robbie (Humans) SPB: How does being in a band compare to being a forest fire fighter? Robbie: Being in a band is somewhat similar to ... 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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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

News

Records: Alkaline Trio's Derek Grant set to release debut solo album

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 5:49 a.m.

Records: Alkaline Trio's Derek Grant set to release debut solo album

Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant has announced plans to release his debut solo album Breakdown on January 20, 2015 via Red Scare Industries. The album ... read more

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Records: Belle and Sebastian's Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance set for 2015 release

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

Records: Belle and Sebastian's Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance set for 2015 release

Belle and Sebastian's ninth studio album Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance has been slated for release on January 20, 2015 in the US and January ... read more

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Records: Bill Ryder-Jones releases new album details, new single

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 10:59 a.m.

Records: Bill Ryder-Jones releases new album details, new single

Liverpudlian songsmith and former Coral lead guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones has released details of his forthcoming album West Kirby County Primary. The album is out on November ... read more

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Records: Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones stream Foreverly

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 12:48 p.m.

Records: Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones stream Foreverly

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's collaboration album with Norah Jones is now streaming in full over here on Amazon. Foreverly is inspired by The ... read more

News

Records: Blur release details of new album The Magic Whip

Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 11:04 a.m.

Records: Blur release details of new album The Magic Whip

At a press conference in Chinatown, London, the four members of Britpop pioneers Blur announced details of their first album in 12 years, called The ... read more

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Records: Cage The Elephant stream Melophobia

Posted Oct. 2, 2013, 5:48 a.m.

Records: Cage The Elephant stream Melophobia

Cage The Elephant's latest album, Melophobia, is streaming in full over on Rolling Stone a week before its release on October 8. Melophobia is the ... read more

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Records: Elbow release new album artwork

Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 10:49 a.m.

Records: Elbow release new album artwork

Elbow have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming album The Take Off and Landing of Everything, due out in March. The first single from ... read more

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Records: Emily's Army stream new album

Posted June 8, 2013, 7:06 p.m.

Records: Emily's Army stream new album

Emily's Army are streaming their sophomore release Lost At Seventeen over at rollingstone.com. The album is the follow-up to 2011's Don't Be A Dick, and is ... read more

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Records: Laura Marling reveals new album details

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 2:14 p.m.

Records: Laura Marling reveals new album details

English singer-songwriter Laura Marling has announced the details for her forthcoming fifth album Short Movie. The 11 track album is set to be released in ... read more

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Records: Matt Skiba and The Sekrets release new single

Posted May 14, 2015, 2:36 p.m.

Records: Matt Skiba and The Sekrets release new single

The side project of Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba have released "Krazy", the second single from their upcoming album Kuts, the band's second full-length. The three-piece ... read more

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Records: Parquet Courts to release Live At Third Man Records album

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:59 a.m.

Records: Parquet Courts to release Live At Third Man Records album

Parquet Courts have annouced plans to release a live LP as part of Third Man Records' Live At Third Man series. Recorded in Third Man's Blue ... read more

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Records: Paul Weller streams new album

Posted May 14, 2015, 2:58 p.m.

Records: Paul Weller streams new album

Paul Weller's new album Saturns Pattern is now being streamed in full. The album is his twelfth solo album, and seems to follow his usual ... read more

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Records: Rise Against's Tim McIlrath covers Guns N' Roses for protest album

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 2:50 p.m.

Records: Rise Against's Tim McIlrath covers Guns N' Roses for protest album

Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath has recorded an acoustic cover of Guns N' Roses' "Civil War" for the protest album This Concerns Everyone, released November 18 ... read more

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Records: Say Lou Lou stream debut album

Posted March 30, 2015, 3:58 p.m.

Records: Say Lou Lou stream debut album

The Australian-Swedish duo Say Lou Lou are streaming their highly anticipated debut album Lucid Dreaming ahead of its release on April 6. Sisters Miranda and Elektra Kilbey-Jansson ... read more

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Records: She & Him to release Christmas album

Posted Sept. 15, 2016, 2:08 p.m.

Records: She & Him to release Christmas album

The duo consisting of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are set to release a Christmas-themed album ahead of the holiday season. Christmas Party sees the ... read more

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Records: Taking Back Sunday's Happiness Is set for March release

Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 4:40 p.m.

Records: Taking Back Sunday's Happiness Is set for March release

Taking Back Sunday's latest album Happiness Is, the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled release, is slated for release on March 18. Recorded last summer, the ... read more

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Records: Warpaint stream new album

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 12:26 p.m.

Records: Warpaint stream new album

Warpaint are streaming their self-titled second album over on NPR a week before its release on January 17 on Rough Trade. The Los Angeles four-piece ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tours: Biffy Clyro announce 2017 European tour dates

Posted Sept. 15, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

Tours: Biffy Clyro announce 2017 European tour dates

Biffy Clyro have announced new tour dates in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Belgium early next year. The Ellipsis Tour will see the band touring throughout ... read more

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Tours: Brian Wilson announces US summer tour

Posted March 6, 2015, 11:46 a.m.

Tours: Brian Wilson announces US summer tour

Legendary musician and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson has announced US tour dates this summer in support of his forthcoming album No Pier Pressue, slated ... read more

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Tours: Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room to tour UK

Posted Aug. 21, 2015, 1:38 p.m.

Tours: Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room to tour UK

Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano has announced a string of UK dates this November, where he'll be performing material from his latest album Party Adjacent and 2011's ... read more

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Tours: Flogging Molly and The Mighty Stef to tour US

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 1:53 p.m.

Tours: Flogging Molly and The Mighty Stef to tour US

Celtic punks Flogging Molly have announced Irish alternative rock group The Mighty Stef as their support act during their US tour. Kicking off on November 21, ... read more

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Tours: Football Etc. and Papermoons announce European tour

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 2:58 p.m.

Tours: Football Etc. and Papermoons announce European tour

Football Etc. are set to tour Europe with Papermoons through February and March. The 19-date tour sees the two bands play a number of shows in ... read more

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Tours: Taking Back Sunday announce US summer tour

Posted March 24, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Tours: Taking Back Sunday announce US summer tour

Taking Back Sunday are set to return to the festival circuit this summer, along with a string of headline tour dates in their native US. ... read more

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Tours: Taking Back Sunday announce spring US tour

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 2:13 p.m.

Tours: Taking Back Sunday announce spring US tour

Taking Back Sunday are set to kick off a full North American tour next spring, opening in New Orleans on February 18. Their sixth album ... read more

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Videos: AATS premiere new video for Cloak & Dagger

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 1:42 p.m.

Videos: AATS premiere new video for Cloak & Dagger

Minneapolis trio AATS, formerly known as Aaron & The Sea, have released a new video for "Cloak & Dagger". The song is taken from the synth-pop band's 2013 EP of ... read more

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Videos: Arctic Monkeys perform new song "Do I Wanna Know?"

Posted May 23, 2013, 1:28 p.m.

Videos: Arctic Monkeys perform new song

The Arctic Monkeys debuted their new song "Do I Wanna Know?" at a warm up gig in Ventura, California last night in advance of their ... read more

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Videos: Black Rivers premiere new video for Age of Innocence

Posted April 20, 2015, 5:41 a.m.

Videos: Black Rivers premiere new video for Age of Innocence

Mancunian duo Black Rivers have released the video for their new single "Age of Innocence" from their self-titled debut album. The band is made up ... read more

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Videos: Florence and the Machine unveil video for Queen of Peace, Long and Lost

Posted Aug. 5, 2015, 5:52 a.m.

Videos: Florence and the Machine unveil video for Queen of Peace, Long and Lost

Florence and the Machine have unveiled the joint video for "Queen of Peace" and "Long and Lost", the fourth music video they've released from their ... read more

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Videos: Morrissey unveils spoken word video for new single Istanbul

Posted May 20, 2014, 2:53 p.m.

Videos: Morrissey unveils spoken word video for new single Istanbul

Morrissey has released a spoken word video for "Istanbul", the latest single from his upcoming album World Peace Is None Of Your Business. This is ... read more

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Videos: SPB Premiere: Watch Strength NIA's new video for La Floresta

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

Videos: SPB Premiere: Watch Strength NIA's new video for La Floresta

We have the pleasure of premiering Northern Irish four-piece Strength NIA's experimental and intriguing video for "La Floresta" here on Scene Point Blank. The song itself ... 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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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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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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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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