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Album Review: Descendents – 9th & Walnut

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Album review: Adam Stafford – ‘Trophic Asynchrony’: Falkirk composer moves to a deep, cyclical set of formal minimalism to address the ecological state we’re in

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Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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John Power has achieved an iconic position in the indie music scene through his role in the legendary The La’s and the fantastic follow up Cast as well as his solo work. Encouraged to return to the famous Abbey Road Recording Studio, Power has released a beautiful and atmospheric single ‘Grounded Truth’. There is just …

Hologram is the first release from New York Post-Punk legends A Place To Bury Strangers on their own newly formed label, Dedstrange. It is the follow up to their highly regarded fifth album, Pinned, and is a sonic return to A Place To Bury Strangers’ rawest, most unhinged sound. 2021 welcomed a line-up change, with …

Gigs are back and in Manchester tonight the place to be is Night & Day Café, in the heart of the Northern Quarter where a sold out show awaits. We’re here for the latter two of the four acts on the bill REAVE is a newly emerged musical trio from Manchester & London. With influences such …

Edna Frau is essentially the side project of Postvorta’s Andrea Fioravanti, but rather than the extreme sounds of that band, he runs down a more catchy, post-punk avenue. The outfit, which includes Vincenzo ‘Vins’ Baruzzi of The Doormen and Annihilator drummer Fabio Alessandrini, have recently released their debut album ‘My Ego is Bigger Than Yours’ …

Cambridge’s Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison today release a scything and anthemic track, ‘Fake Friends’, that is a scintillating post punk bash filled with energy and attitude. The guitar attack is sparkling and crunchy, the rhythm section insistent and thunderous and the vocals and melodies urgent and indelible. The track is off the band’s …

For the last few years it’s been the ladies who have owned the electronic music scene. Robyn switched things up with her electronic masterpiece Honey. The late, great Sophie broke new ground with her album oil of every pearl’s un-insides. Whilst Roisin Murphy and Annie returned triumphantly with brand new albums last year. But here’s …

In what is very welcome news for a Tuesday afternoon – or indeed, any other part of your week – the Oakland, CA-based Taylor Vick is back at it. Following the release of Free Company in 2019, she released a standalone single called ‘Wish’ in March of last year, with a high-profile SXSW slot lined …

You know we like a bit of Low around these parts. The Duluth, MN-based duo of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker are on a hot streak at the moment, with their last two albums Ones & Sixes and Double Negative regarded as career highlights. Incidentally the pair worked with BJ Burton for those, and it’s …

If you know New Jersey workhorse Kevin Basko, then you know he doesn’t do things by halves. He’s spent much of the previous decade as the main creative force behind Rubber Band Gun, and put out a fully-fledged album pretty much fortnightly under this name in 2019. All 25 of those records are on his …

The legendary and charismatic Ron S Peno fronted the iconic Died Pretty since the eighties, with time off for bad behaviour and a band hiatus. Having moved to Melbourne, he formed Ron S Peno and the Superstitions while his Died Pretty partner in crime, guitarist Brett Myers, stayed near Sydney, playing with Joey’s Coop. For Peno, 2019 …