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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album review: Chihei Hatakeyama – ‘Late Spring’: a halcyon, beautiful ambient journey

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Album review: El Michels Affair -‘Yeti Season’: Big Crown kingpin proves he’s a 10th dan at soundtrack funk magic

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In February, the Long Island Emo show promoters collective released The AMH Comp, seeking to raise funds for the Amityville Music Hall, which remains closed due to its intimate capacity of just 75 people, making a permitted reopening unfeasible at the moment. The 26-track compilation featured new music and covers from Long Island scene staples …

Inspired by storytellers such as Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Fiona Apple. Amigo The Devil is the pseudonym of Danny Kiranos, known for his deep, challenging and emotive yet often humorous lyrics. He has further evolved as a songwriter, resulting in his new album ‘Born Against’ taking on a vivid and cinematic feel to the …

IF YOUR particular thing is international pop then you may have come across the Danish popster MØ, who hit no.1 on the UK charts in collaboration with Major Lazer and Justin Bieber with “Cold Water”, and no.2 as guest vocalist again with Major Lazer’s “Lean On”; and let’s just change our lenses here a sec …

WE SWOONED for “Metal Man”, a dusky tale of yearning from former Clayhill quiet songwriting genius Ted Barnes featuring the vocal talents of Brighton folkie Kristin McClement a month back now when we premiered it; and now Ted’s lovely album 17 Postcards is out in the world, he’s offered that track up for a remix …

WE LOVE them, you know; TEKE::TEKE, the Montrealais-Japanese septet who formed initially for a one-off tribute show to Japanese king of the surf guitar Takeshi Terauchi, and who have since delighted us en route to their debut album for Kill Rock Stars with the cinematic panache of “Kala Kala”, the heavy chaos and psych propulsion of …

With a thundering, scything rhythm and vocals infused with a whiskey-soaked gravitas, Adelaide’s Larsen‘s new single ‘Eating Me Alive’ is a refreshing blast of melodic grunge, distinguished by a cutting guitar riff and a sound that advances and recedes like a tidal wave. Alex Andrews explains the themes behind the song: Accepting that expectations for …

Melbourne duo Holy Holy have an infinite capacity to deliver sweeping melodic tunes that are layered, nuanced and euphoric (see our review of their 2017 album ‘Pain’). Their new single ‘How You Been’ does just that: it is an immersive piece that is a delightful sonic construction that combines a euphoric tone with just a …

IT’S SO undeniably the Mersey sound; the new single from Michael Robert Murphy, erstwhile singer with Liverpool’s ace acid/folk-rock chemists The Wicked Whispers, comes swirling into spring with his new single, “Puzzles”, keeping his head held high in the city that in recent decades has brought us Micheal Head in all his beautiful incarnations, The …

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Stein Akslen new project Minneriket draws on influences as various as punk, goth and classical with the intensity of the early Norwegian black metal, to create deeply moving and intresting pieces of music. Track ‘Hjemlengsel’ is the first to be released from the forthcoming album ’50 Shades Of Blackness’ due later this year. Cooperating with session …

With the release of the bands sophomore album ‘Solar Quake’. North Italy’s heavy metallers Evilizers have shared the lyric video for their new song, ‘Holy Shit’. The band comments about the single and the album: “‘Holy Shit’ deals with the topic of the uselessness of religious fanaticism. You can find our power, thrash and speed metal influences here. ‘Solar Quake’ was …