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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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Album review: Renee Reed – ‘Renee Reed’: an excellent, ethereal debut from Louisiana folk chanteuse

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Funeral For A Friend have announced the Last Chance To Dance tour, that will take place next year from February to April. Covering everywhere from Australia to the UK, the band have also announced that this tour will be their last after fifteen years as a band. Vocalist Matt Davies-Kreye explained his feelings on this …

Independent record label Fierce Panda have been around for 21 years, supporting the likes of Death Cab For Cutie and The Crookes, and they’ve reached another milestone this September with the release of their 300th single. The celebratory landmark has been gifted to none other than London-based Longfellow with their song ‘Choose’, a soulful song …

The Stranglers Spring Tour has become something of an institution over the last few years. Successive outings have seen the band play to fuller and larger venues, as the they take their unique blend of intelligent, aggressive and down-to-earth sound around Britain. Sometimes the band have a new album to showcase, something an anniversary to …

They say if you can remember the sixties you weren’t there and the same is true for the rave generation of the nineties. Once they’d got back home from a banging rave in a field the chilled tones of St Etienne’s Foxbase Alpha always helped them return from whichever dimension they’d visited and here are …

Tom George, aka The Lion and the Wolf, is back with a new, second release, My Fathers Eyes. Available as a limited edition 7inch, George is releasing a second single, Bar Stools, from the release. It tells the story of a drunken walk home. “The song is about a time I made a stupid decision …

The Underground Youth return with yet another vinyl masterpiece, their latest triumph, in the shape of ‘Haunted’. Such is the buzz, for those in the know, around The Underground Youth – that the Fuzz Club Records deluxe vinyl edition of 100, sold out immediately on the day the pre-order was announced, one of which plays before me as …

“Sunrise Session Featuring 10000 Russos / Mugstar 04:40 – 06:00”! “Sunrise Session Featuring 10000 Russos / Mugstar 04:40 – 06:00”!! “Sunrise Session Featuring 10000 Russos / Mugstar 04:40 – 06:00”!!! If I had been inexorably drawn to Reverence Valada for any one thing – it was the, “Sunrise Session Featuring 10000 Russos / Mugstar 04:40 – 06:00”. There was the …

Up and coming Belgian producer Siege, aka Sieg Motmans , has a new single, Crunk, out digitally on 21st September on legendary house label Azuli. Taking cut ups from Mary J Blige’s vocal from Family Affair, Siege has peppered it with pads, 808s and these pulsating synth lines to make something that’s going to be …

Killing joke is back with its first new release since 2012’s MMXII, with the announcement of a new album, ‘Pylon’ on 23rd October on Spinefarm Records; and this week made public the first track from that album ‘I Am The Virus’. ‘Pylon’ is the third of a trio of albums, along with ‘Absolute Dissent’ and …

Formed by the irrepressibly prolific Billy Childish out of the ashes of his previous band Thee Mighty Ceasars, Thee Headcoats – Childish (Git/Vox) Bruce Brand (Drums) and Johnny Johnson (bass), formed in 1989 they’d already released something like 6 albums and 15 singles by 1992. Continuing at a pace, they released handfuls more records – …