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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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THE POTENT, experimental sonic meeting of minds that is Fhunyue Gao and Sven Kacirek came about quite by chance, and with a first single and video from that meeting, “Bowie”, being released today, those of us who enjoy our music nuanced and leftfield and odd can be thankful for the serendipitous. Fhunyue, who has previously …

NEWLY signed to the ace Full Time Hobby, where they’ll find themselves grazing amongst the likes of Tunng, The Besnard Lakes and Dana Gavanski, Pale Blue Eyes are a young electro-modernist guitar trio from the South Devon riverside town of Totnes. Think a castle, farmers’ markets and one of the best record shops in the …

Y’KNOW, it’s not just the people out front – the bands, the writers, the DJs – who know a thing or three about music; there’s plenty of people quietly working away behind the scenes who have incredible appreciation and knowledge of the sounds we fall for, too. One such gent is Ali Tillett, who’s deep …

SNARES crack and shuffle, a bass holds it tight with that characteristic Leon Michels melodicism; a backing chorus brings the timeless harmonies, and Lady Wray herself pitches up, lending a classy guitar soul nugget an otherworldly edge. When Leon meets the Lady, magic happens. It’s the new A drop from Virginia’s first lady of retro-modernist …

We are very pleased to premiere the new single from Cardiff quartet Columbia, who unashamedly embrace a late nineties baggy madchester ethos in their glorious new anthemic track ‘Glory People’. The DNA within this track is undeniable – you can hear echoes of Oasis and Embrace with a touch of the Verve and Stone Roses …

With proceeds going to the Environs Kimberley to help protect the Martuwarra Fitzroy River and the Kimberley region of north Western Australia, the new single from Pond singer Nicholas Allbrook is a brittle and fuzzy paean to childhood memories inextricably linked to the environment where he grew up. The deep rooted connections and emotions bleed into …

Sheffield has some great venues, but this was my first time at Shakespeare’s –  it won’t be the last. It’s one of those lovely old rooms above a pub where gigs are as barrier-free and communal as they get. Also, great sound, good acoustics and a surprisingly massive stage.  We were spoilt with two supports …

IN THESE days, months, or years even, when everything has been dominated by viruses, or at least one in particular, there have been many earnest releases focusing on the despair, isolation and loneliness that these have caused us all. There’s nothing wrong with that at all; after all art reflects life (or near enough anyway) …

Storm Arwen did its worst and sent some arctic conditions over Sheffield on Friday night but it didn’t contain enough power to dim the enthusiasm for the 1500 folk who ventured out on an icy Saturday night to see their hero. Paul Weller’s long awaited return to the city, postponed last year due to the pandemic was a massive …

British Lion are fast becoming a staple in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal landscape and tonight’s shift at The Warehouse, Leeds,  only further supported this fact with a stellar performance which should make anyone with a passing interest sit up and take note.  Airforce opened the evening and they were loud. It may not …