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Album review: Pie Eye Collective – ‘Salvation’: genius future broken beat and addictive intricacy map a curious world

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Album review: Cahill/Costello – ‘Offworld’: contemplative dubspace, ambient and post-rock shimmer that steps gloriously out of time

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Album Review: Deafheaven – Infinite Granite

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ARE YOU a sucker for an imaginary soundtrack, filmscore funk? Hell, I am. Ever since the days of Barry Adamson’s inestimably influential Moss Side Story, the score for a Manchester crime flick yet to be made, and its strapline: “In a black and white world, murder brings a touch of colour”. And it really did, …

KEVIN DANIEL CAHILL and Graham Costello, guitarist and drummer respectively, first set off on the path that would lead to them wedding as a musical act with an oblique and rapturous aesthetic when they met at Glasgow’s prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, at which Kevin was pursuing a classical music education and Graham, jazz; they …

Bold Melbourne jazz makers The Yugoslav Attack have released new album Illusions, an impressive eight track collection that, according to group frontman James Wiley, take further steps into his own love of jazz, as compared with debut album, Fianchetto, which showed more elements of indie jazz fusion. While this unique combination is still subtly (and …

One of the places that made the strongest impression on Bjørnson & Selvik during the initial research and following performances that created their second collaborative piece “Hugsjá” was the area of Hardanger, a few hours from their base in Bergen, Norway. Hardanger is mysterious, pure and able to blow the minds of even the most …

Finnish folk metal superstars Korpiklaani released their 11th studio album Jylhä back in February 2021. During the Jylhä sessions they took the classic Anthrax banger ‘Got The Time’ (a song originally released in 1978 by British musician Joe Jackson) and converted it into a typical Korpiklaani tune called ‘Ennen’ (Before). They’ve also filmed a wild and very entertaining video, shot by Markku Kirves and starring actor Yrjänä Ermala, which is being released along with the …

There is an unsettling restless edge to the new single ‘Matters’ from Perth’s Methyl Ethel that is wrapped in the most danceable and funky faux fur cloak. With soaring, gliding vocals that evoke The Jackson 5 in the chorus and a hyperactive rhythm section and blistering synth that bubbles and squeaks, this is something very …

After catching our attention with their single ‘I Always Need a Break’ back in June (see our review here), Melbourne-based indie pop delights SILT are back with news of their forthcoming EP ‘Contact High’ due out on 1 October 2021 and the release of a new sparkling jewel for the collection, the reflective ballad ‘You …

It’s Bandcamp Friday again, and you know what that means – waiving their fees means that artists and labels get a bigger piece of the pie. There are plenty of worthy causes vying for your attention today, but we reckon that this compilation, put together by Etai Fuchs of the Baltimore-based band Moon By Moon, …

UK heavy rock threesome, Night Thieves, are set to release their new EP, ‘Spiral’, due 17th Friday September. In preparation the band have shared the single, Off The Wire. The band have been around since 2017 and the trio of Jess Moyle (Vocals), Paul Andrew (Guitar), and Rick Hunter-Burns (Bass) made their live debut at the …

With the release of ’21st Century Love Songs’, their brand new full-length studio album on Graphite Records. The Wildheart’s have unveiled a brand new video for track ‘Splitter’ to celebrate. Read our review here Regarding the track Ginger Explains: “Splitter was the first song that I wrote for the new album. The one where I thought “Oh fuck, I can …