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ALBUM REVIEW: The Flaming Lips – ‘American Head’: a trippy coming of age about coming of age

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Track: A.A. Williams – All I Asked For (Was To End It All) plus debut album news

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Album Review: John Grant – Love is Magic

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Michigan boy John Grant has always moved to the beat of his own drum. If you were to ask me to fit him into a box – a genre that he could comfortably placed in, then I could only call it John Grant. From the dream-pop beginnings of his debut solo, Queen of Denmark, to …

HE’S BACK, with new melodies to entice, following last year’s Manchester trilogy-concluding album Shortly After Takeoff – an album embraced and drawn close by British music lovers; BC Camplight has opened his account for 2021 with the bright, loose, and melody-packed “I’m Alright In The World”, which you can watch the lyric video for, below. …

It’s A Mindfuck.  Total Head Explosion.  Grant Roams Eerie Alien Territories. Each Second There’s Madness, Obscenity, Terror.  Here, Everything Radiates Fear, Unease.  Cartoon Kallikantzaroi Eviscerate Reality.  It’s Stephen King in song. Childhood distilled into essential sights and sounds and smells. Everyday cautionary tales, neighbourhood characters, the things kids get up to when time is no object and everything can …

THE NEW album from Lost Horizons, the project of Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas, formerly of 4AD label mates Dif Juz, is a hugely ambitious affair. Not only does every track feature a guest vocalist – of the calibre of John Grant, Dana from Porridge Radio, both Jack and Lily from Penelope Isles, …

It has been amazing year for Tim Burgess – a rare species that has bloomed under the claustrophobia of COVID and provided an endless source of entertainment and education through his twitter parties and his solo album ‘I Love the New Sky’ (reviewed by me in May). His creativity is boundless – so much so …

A Private Road is a dreamscape, swirling elements of modern electronica, shoegaze, soul and folk into a set on which you really get a sense of Laura while she also remains wraithlike, a blur of whisper and talent at the core

The stunning and gifted A.A. Williams is set to release Having last month announced the release an album of covers entitled ‘Songs From Isolation’, due February 12th via Bella Union. In the run up William’s has shared a track from the album in the form of a beguiling, piano and vocal cover of the Smashing Pumpkins classic “Porcelina Of The …

Heavily promoted on 6Music over the last couple of years (and, not to mention, by this writer), Norway’s Pom Poko earned themselves well-deserved plaudits for last year’s debut album ‘Birthday’ and its controlled raucousness.  They’ve been saying for a while that they wanted to “embrace their extremes a bit more”. If you’ve seen them live you’ll be …

LOST HORIZONS, the project of Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas, of former 4AD labelmates Dif Juz, are set to release their new ultra-collaborative double album, In Quiet Moments, on which every track features guest vocalists, in instalments across this winter; and they’ve just dropped the green-screen video for a track taken from part the …

NEWCASTLE’S soaring ‘gazers Lanterns on the Lake have announced news of a new five-track EP, The Realist, which Bella Union will release on December 11th. The EP will include four new tracks as well as a reworked, stripped-down arrangement of the single, “Baddies”. And the quintet have shared that title track today; we’ve embedded it …