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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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Tempers, aka New York-based duo Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, create these cold, sinister electro beats, and let these pop melodies set sail over the top of things. There’s something on the past of both parties that infects the music – Jasmine, born of Latvian-Iranian descent, who grew up in Paris and London brings an …

Released at a time when receiving blanket praise from all four of The Beatles was unarguably A Big Thing, Aerial Ballet is the album that really should have launched Harry Nilsson’s career into the stratosphere. The fact that forty seven years after this album’s release, Nilsson is considered at best, a well respected cult artist …

Long time Gary Numan guitarist and Pop Will Eat Itself cohort Tim Muddiman has revealed a new video for his own project, naming him alongside his band, The Stange, for their new track, Rolling Stones. Peppered throughout with these slightly menacing guitar riffs, it’s dark, gory Mission like rock. It has this swagger about it …

’Can’t speak for the rest of the world but, certainly, I need this new Public Image Limited album in my life RIGHT NOW! Rotten and co extend their Third Coming with some new product and, in a lot of ways, it’s a continuation of 2012’s “This Is P.i.L.” Such a shame old John-Boy couldn’t convince …

Taken from the acclaimed ‘Get To Heaven’ album by Manchester quartet Everything Everything comes a new single, the third taken from it, in the shape of Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread. Produced by singer Jonathan Higgs, he says about the new video the band have released to accompany it “The song talks about …

Mixing the ‘Mad for it’ beats of their home town, with some grunge heavy guitars and the swagger that only true Northern scallies could pull off, Flesh are cutting themselves a new genre; Snotpop. Raunchy, debauched, and apathetic have all been used to describe the band. Debut single, the self-released, ‘Not GNA’, along with some …

The pressure is on for Oxford-based art rockers Foals. With such a flawless back catalogue of  albums, can their forth and latest effort stick to the same high standards of its predecessors? When their debut ‘Antidotes’ was released in 2008, it was a completely new sound to anything around at the time. It inspired a …

Cards on the table before we even start this review. I love Emma Kupa. Well, her songwriting at least. It was lucky that her six song mini album Home Cinema lifted me from my depressive slumber following the split of Standard Fare, one of,if not the first, group ever to appear on Backseat Mafia. A …

In the many turbulent winters that enveloped our delicate island since the formation of The Telescopes in 1987, Stephen Lawrie and Co. have sought to plant subversive little seeds into the tortured soil of our cultural landscape. Each seed could be differentiated from its sisters by her shape, weight and age, as well as by …

After their debut album, What Am I Doing, caused some fawning and admiration in almost equal parts, Brooklyn duo Lushes moved on and are back with album number two. Titles Service Industry, it drops on October 16th via Felte, and from it the band have released a new song, Low Hanging Fruit. Equally muscular and …