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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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Album review: Various artists – ‘Home – Volume One curated by Ali Tillett’: a beautifully tessellated, warming set of old-skool chillout

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Album review: Cluster – ‘Cluster 71’: the German electronica scene on the cusp of breaking through, lovingly reissued

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Whilst most bands would release an EP teaser and just leave it at that, keeping the fans on a hook, IMRD have always had their fans best interest at heart and so here we have the first full release from their upcoming EP ‘Bury The Past’ titled ‘Suck It Jabroni’. This is only a small …

You all know Iggy Azalea, right? She shot out of New South Wales in Australia to become one of the leading hip-hop artists in the world today, signed to legendary Def Jam. In 2012 as well as releasing controversial but brilliant Pu$$y and Two Times on YouTube that immediately went viral, she’s released a couple …

I went to live in Huddersfield when I was 17, away at this music place. I’d lived in the county pretty much all my life so when I first moved to this industrial heartland of years gone by it was a little bit daunting, with its mills and canals and expanses of terraced housing in …

I suppose I would have been about 18. I’d gone along to the Trent Polytechnic (in those days we had such things) to watch my then favourites, The Darling Buds. When I came away, I’d fallen for this band of Bristol artisans, who made this sort of jagged art-sunk indie, with this front man constantly …

Every once in a while you have to put away the Morbid Angel and N.W.A. and just chill out. It can’t all be bloodlettings and drive-by shootings. Sometimes you need a breathy voice and a mellowed-out vibe to bring you back down to earth for a bit. Well, Still Corners is here to do just …

I’m pretty sure I saw a glimpse of sun the other day, although I may well have been mistaken. It reminded me (well, sort of reminded me) that I once went (well, twice actually) to the Cayman Islands, and it was there that I really fell in love with Jamaican music. Basking in the hot …

So the retirement didn’t last as long as you’d think(you’d think retirement lasts forever, at least in my neck of the woods it does).  We’re the better for it if “Came Back Haunted” is any indication as to what NIN 2.0 is offering.  This song seems to encapsulate all the best bits of every NIN …

I remember my debut quite clearly. The first concert I ever played in I was (just) eight years old. Even by eight year old standards I was rather a runt of the litter, my young body ravaged by asthma and suffering from being incredibly skinny and fairly small. That first concert was in a local …

  We’ve met Joel Compass before. Not in a literal sense of course, I was just searching for a new way of saying I’d written about him. He’s one of that new generation of soulful RnB singers with a (you can tell I’ve been doing this writing thing for a while when I say this) …