Last month New York’s Battles released album number three, ‘La Di Da Di’. With the departure of their lead singer, their latest collection of songs is an instrumental ride of an album, infusing rock and electronic music in a way only they can. Now the band release a video from track number two from the …

I must admit to having a bit of a crush on Hurts’ frontman Theo Hutchcraft. He is stylish, debonair, with a dry wit. As a vocalist he manages to pour so much emotion into his performance. And as part of a duo, has helped create two stellar pop albums. Hurts appeared on the scene in …

Luke Haines is one of Britain’s genuine rock n roll eccentrics. As lead singer of The Auteurs he created some of the greatest albums of the era, including my personal favourite album of all time ‘After Murder Park’. As a solo artist he has created several (mainly concept) albums. And as an author he has …

The Anchoress AKA welsh singer-songwriter and multi-instramentalist Catherine Anne Davies has been biding her time. After a couple of singles released in 2014, she now releases her brand new track ‘Popular’. In an industry packed full of girls fighting to be noticed, it takes someone original the stand out. The Anchoress has all the characteristics …

Hip hop has always been a male dominated industry. It’s probably something to do with the blatant misogyny in the lyrics, or the sexually explicit imagery in the videos. Whilst big female icons such as Missy,  Nicki, and Lil Kim have paved the way for the girls to be taken more seriously,  back in the …

Ever get fed up of your music collection?  Tire of all the usual indie guitars and house beats? Well maybe you need something completely different. Something unlike anything else you have been listening to. Keep reading. ‘Hear You’ is the new album from Japanese math-rockers Toe, released on Topshelf Records. It is predominantly an instrumental …

These anniversary editions of classic albums come round every now and then, making those of us who bought them back in the day feel really old. We’ve celebrated the releases of ‘Screamadelica’ and ‘Nevermind’. Now it’s the turn of ‘The Sound Of McAlmont and Butler’ by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, and vocalist David McAlmont. …

Who didn’t love Lana Del Rey’s breakthrough hit ‘Video Games’? It was unique, sexy and classy. It was unlike anything we had heard, and rightly gave Ms. Del Rey her place on the map, and giving her her first top ten single. Since then, reactions to this sultry singer have been somewhat mixed. Her follow …

The pressure is on for Oxford-based art rockers Foals. With such a flawless back catalogue of  albums, can their forth and latest effort stick to the same high standards of its predecessors? When their debut ‘Antidotes’ was released in 2008, it was a completely new sound to anything around at the time. It inspired a …

Dr Dre is without doubt one of the all time biggest players in the hip-hop game, both as an artist and a producer. As a solo artist he has had slayed us with huge anthems such as ‘Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,’ and ‘Still Dre.’ As a producer and label boss he has launched the careers …