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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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Old rockers, it seems, don’t necessarily have to grow old disgracefully. Former Creation labelmates Pete Fij and Terry Bickers made noiser, more aggressive records in their guises in Adorable and Polak (Fij) and in particular Bickers in his role in The House of Love and Levitation. Here they’ve made a record that is funny poignant …

Chicago Rockers Rise Against have announced a November European tour in support of their UK top ten album ‘The Black Market’. The band, Tim Mcllrath on vocals, guitarist Zach Blair, Joe Principe on bass and drummer Brandon Barnes, will play six dates throughout Britain, starting at the Sheffield O2 Academy, before heading off across Europe. …

Few albums can be as keenly awaited in the psych universe as Commune from Swedish psych band Goat. Following on from their much acclaimed, and appropriately titled, debut World Music; a great live set; and an album of remixes comes a collection of new tracks out on Rocket Records (Sub Pop in the US and …

There are very few artists capable of straddling two creative worlds whilst continuing to blaze trails in both. Welsh DJ/Producer Sasha has been at the forefront of the dance music scene pretty much since there’s been a scene to speak of. From early origins at Manchester’s The Haçienda and Shelley’s Laserdrome in Stoke-on-Trent, to world tours …

Some albums become legendary because of the huge amounts they sold (The Joshua Tree, The Dark Side of the Moon), some because they made a distinct cultural impact, (Revolver, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars) and some just because they contained utterly brilliant music (Blood on the Tracks, Catch …

Chicago’s getting weird. Away from the attention grabbing drill-scene, the nihilistic soundtrack to the city’s gang wars, a growing number of artists have been creating lush, experimental music closer in spirit to the Pharcyde and De La Soul than Chief Keef. Saba, who guested on Chance the Rapper’s breakthrough mixtape ‘Acid Rap’ (one of the …

You might recognise the name. Former Boo Radley and BraveCaptain Martin Carr has never really stopped writing brilliant songs, its just that now he’s doing it under his own name. He’s releasing a new single, The Santa Fe Skyway on September 1st, ahead of a new album The Breaks, which follows on September 29th, both …

Announcing their arrival on stage with a short and punchy blast of ‘Peter Gunn’, it was clear from the off that Terminal Gods were here to blow the joint apart, and attempt to leave a lasting impression on the gathering before them. Just in case anyone had any doubt as to where they were going …

It’s maybe not the most obvious of places but Richmond in North Yorkshire is home to underground hip-hop collective Ceiling Demons, aka Psy Ceiling, Dan Demon and Beat Demon. Out last month was the Tom Robinson supported Amputated Spirit, backed by a previously unreleased b-side For The Love feat. Acts. Amputated State lays down this …

Mark Lanegan is inarguably an indie rock institution, having released over 50 albums during his lifetime either solo, through collaborations (such as his work with former Belle and Sebastian member Isobel Campbell) or via his first major band, Screaming Trees. He’s just come off a tour with other legendary stalwarts, Nick Cave and the Band Seeds and …