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Album review: TEKE::TEKE – ‘Shirushi’: a deliciously wonky, delectably trippy psych debut

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Exclusive: Lucy Kruger records ‘A Stranger’s Chest’ live in session for Backseat Mafia

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Album review: UNKNOWN ME – ‘BISHINTAI’: a delightful, candy-coloured ambient trip

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My father used to take us to the woods, quite a lot of the time. They didn’t have much money (I’ll never live the embarrassment of my home-made elasticated school trousers, but needs must I suppose) and so at the weekend, when me and my brother (and latterly my sister) were tearing the house apart, …

There are some record labels, and Seattle’s Sub Pop comes immediately to mind, where you know that whatever they release is going to be at the very least interesting. Others have the sort of design style where you only have to look at the artwork to know what label is behind it, such as Germany’s …

It was an inauspicious start. It was a Saturday morning at a hall somewhere in the town I grew up in that was usually used by the St Johns Ambulance. But, it was a disco, and I had been invited to spin the famous wheels of steel. Well, when I say invited – the residents …

Whilst most bands would release an EP teaser and just leave it at that, keeping the fans on a hook, IMRD have always had their fans best interest at heart and so here we have the first full release from their upcoming EP ‘Bury The Past’ titled ‘Suck It Jabroni’. This is only a small …

You all know Iggy Azalea, right? She shot out of New South Wales in Australia to become one of the leading hip-hop artists in the world today, signed to legendary Def Jam. In 2012 as well as releasing controversial but brilliant Pu$$y and Two Times on YouTube that immediately went viral, she’s released a couple …

I went to live in Huddersfield when I was 17, away at this music place. I’d lived in the county pretty much all my life so when I first moved to this industrial heartland of years gone by it was a little bit daunting, with its mills and canals and expanses of terraced housing in …

I suppose I would have been about 18. I’d gone along to the Trent Polytechnic (in those days we had such things) to watch my then favourites, The Darling Buds. When I came away, I’d fallen for this band of Bristol artisans, who made this sort of jagged art-sunk indie, with this front man constantly …

Every once in a while you have to put away the Morbid Angel and N.W.A. and just chill out. It can’t all be bloodlettings and drive-by shootings. Sometimes you need a breathy voice and a mellowed-out vibe to bring you back down to earth for a bit. Well, Still Corners is here to do just …

I’m pretty sure I saw a glimpse of sun the other day, although I may well have been mistaken. It reminded me (well, sort of reminded me) that I once went (well, twice actually) to the Cayman Islands, and it was there that I really fell in love with Jamaican music. Basking in the hot …

So the retirement didn’t last as long as you’d think(you’d think retirement lasts forever, at least in my neck of the woods it does).  We’re the better for it if “Came Back Haunted” is any indication as to what NIN 2.0 is offering.  This song seems to encapsulate all the best bits of every NIN …