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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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There are four blokes on stage with an unenviable task. Tonight’s crowd are here to see one man and one man only, and I’m among them. Ian Hunter inspires a devoted following of fans, much in evidence tonight by the high percentage of the audience being resplendent in their Mott the Hoople and Ian Hunter …

The Myrrors will always be a special band for me. Thanks to my good friend Darren in Japan, I first heard “Burning Circles In The Sky” back in November of 2013.The Myrrors were my red pill of admittance, tumbling me down the “Psych” rabbit-hole. As a long term devotee of the classics, I was sadly …

Always one of the more interesting metal bands on the scene, it appears that sadly the Basingstoke quartet are calling time on their seven year career, making this years ‘Dark Days’ album as their last. It means that at least they went out on something of a high, with the album reaching number one in …

Take a moment and ask yourself, if something was described as ‘crazy’, would you be intrigued? If the answer is yes (which, given the basic human desire for knowledge, then it should be), ask yourself, if a band had been labelled as having the ‘craziest mosh pit at Sonisphere festival 2014’, would you not want …

Taking Mark Hollis as inspiration is one thing, producing an album of the quality of No Deal is quite another, wearing its jazz influences proudly on its sleeve, stripped back and semi-improvised with its brooding piano trio-like backing, and De Biasio’s rich alto able to get under the skin of the song. It’s been recieved …

The first time I saw Pjaro was when they were supporting Joie De Vivre about 3 years ago. At this point they were just two abnormally mature looking teenagers playing an off-kilter muscular version of math-rock which people their age had no right being able to do. It was weird, slightly depressing (if they were …

Gerard Way has never been one for just settling with how things are. As the ex frontman of one of the decade’s biggest rock bands, My Chemical Romance, Way was continuously reinventing his band’s image, sound and message. The world first saw My Chem in the form of angsty punks straight out of New Jersey, …

The continuing popularity of Kiss as a live act demonstrates that live music is about a whole lot more than music, it’s about performance as well. On the London date of their tour the need for performance was made abundantly clear with support acts Low Leaf and, to a lesser extent, Zeroh delivering exciting and …

Swedish quartet Nervous Nellie have a dream. Several actually, and a few nightmares thrown in as well. The two sets of brothers have documented them, as best they can, in a new album, When The Nightmare Gets In, which drops in December. The album, which is divided into three chapters based on the bands nightmares …

What is it with Denmark at the moment. Everything it touches, musically at least, seems to turn to gold. Communions – comprised of brothers Martin and Mads Rehof, Jacob van Deurs Formann and Frederik Lind Köppen, are another one off the production line, using the same rehearsal space that houses those other Danish bright young …