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News: Joni Mitchell celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Blue’ with a remastered set of her four Reprise albums

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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album Review: DMA’s – The Glow plus tour news

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After The Burial guitarist Justin Lowe was found dead on the night of July 21st in Wisconsin. The news comes after reports broke from his sister over the weekend that the 32 year old had gone missing, just a month after he announced his departure from After The Burial. Lowe’s story has been turbulent and …

Whether it be The Clash covering  ‘Police & Thieves’, DJ Don Letts  spinning reggae at the Roxy or Steel Pulse opening for The Stranglers, dub reggae has  been associated with the punk rock scene, in the UK, USA and beyond, since at least as far back as 1977. The influence, and shared experiences (for starters …

Metalcore elitists The Amity Affliction are set to headline this years Impericon Never Say Die! Tour this November. The Aussies have the headlining spot on a colossal line-up including Defeater, Being As An Ocean, Cruel Hand, Fit For A King and Burning Down Alaska. Tickets for the tour are on sale now and the Manchester date …

With fresh faces and something to prove, Buried In Verona are back with the announcement of their new album Vultures Above, Lions Below set for release on August 7th via UNFD. Vultures Above, Lions Below was mixed and mastered by world renowned engineers Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Soilwork). Previous albums, Notorious (2012) and Faceless (2014) hit …

Following on from the success of their debut album, “Everything Else Matters“, Russian shoegazers Pinkshinyultrablast are gearing up to release some new material from an as yet untitled follow up album and a set of supporting dates. First up will be the track ‘Kiddy Pool dreams’, which will officially be released on 2nd October on Club …

Boxed In is the vehicle respected producer Oli Bayston has chosen to fuse his vision of indie, funk and electronica. He’s put together a crack band who are getting on the road for some UK dates before jetting to the States for a short tour. He also knocks out tunes for other artists, and rumour …

Prolific Japanese composer/producer Susumu Yokata passed away earlier in the year, his family have announced. Yokota, who also released albums under aliases such as Ebi and Prism as well as his own name, came to prominence with releases on Germany’s Harthouse label, before moving onto the likes of Lo Recordings and Leaf, where his path …

He doesn’t play out very often, doesn’t Ben Lamdin, aka Nostalgia 77 so there’s much excitement here in Backseat Mafia towers that he’s announced a rare live appearance, along with his full live band, at Rich Mix, London on Friday 18th September. After bursting onto the scene with this atmospheric (nu)jazz and fresh take on …

On August 27th, 28th and 29th Reverence festival returns to Valada, Portugal, to offer up another weekender of quality psychedelia. This monster line-up showcases the very best in stoner, grunge, shoegaze and doom, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. Heady, hazy sounds offer the perfect summer soundtrack to the beautifully picturesque setting of Valada …

Fans of darker and harder sounds might want to clear their calendar for November as Beat:Cancer LIVE puts on a night of Industrial EBM Noise to remember in Manchester and London. Taking place Friday 13th November at Zoo in Manchester and Slimelight in London Saturday 14th November the night is set to feature a host …