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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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Album review: Chad VanGaalen – ‘The World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’: an excellent, multifaceted curio of psych and fun

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I KNOW, I know. “Wake Up Boo!” the ubiqituous feelgood summer hit that propelled them right to the top of the pile, blasting from a million radios up and down the land. But let’s step back and deeper into the canon: the dub majesty of “Lazarus” (watch out for cameos from McGee and Liz Hurley …

WITH a rather gorgeous new record in cahoots with the Norwegian experimental folk collective Völvur just a little over a fortnight away now, our favourite Perthshire and formerly appendically removed songsmith Alasdair Robert has dropped one final teaser, in which he gives way front and centre to Völvur’s Marthe Lea for an absolutely beautiful Norwegian …

THE HONG KONG shoegaze quintet Lucid Express have tapped into the beautiful blur of that genre at its finest as a safe and exhilarating space away from the continuing political upheaval, domestically. The band began when the five were teenagers in the winter of 2014, in the weeks leading up to the protests that became known …

FLYING high, flying free, with an absolutely gorgeous line in glittery, psychedelic synthpop, LIP TALK – the musical avatar of New Yorker Sarah K Pedinotti – has returned to the melodic modular breach once more with the absolutely lush “Solar Return”, gloried with her mellifluous tones, breathy, bell-clear, more than a little Liz Fraser in …

BLACK DICE, the dub motorik sonic sprites who came blasting out of Rhode Island before the turn of the century with awe-inspiring drone-percussive mantras such as “Endless Happiness”, are back in the rung, gloved up, with a new album entitled Mod Prog Sic due on a new label, FourFour Records, at the start of October. …

KRISTINA MOORE it is who guises as koleżanka for her particular lusciously free, electronica- and folksily informed guitar music; and the New York-via-deepest Arizona songstress will surely be tempting her into your world via the conduit of her debut album, set for release at the end of July. Combining elements of retrotronica, a lo-fi modular …

WIGAN’S current chosen few ply an irrepressible line in slightly folky indiepop! gems, ripe for a singalong, sweet as chocolate, and they;re inviting you to drift away on a sunny afternoon’s daydream on their latest confection, “How Beautiful Life Can Be” – all cool breeze and bright blue skies, hoping for a brighter future; and …

GEOFFROY is a Quebecois singer-songwriter, surname elsewhere Sauvé, who has a brace of lush EPs and a similar number of albums under his belt for Bonsound. He’s one of those artists – and there’s so many on the Canadian scene over the past years, let’s cite Leif Vollebekk, Sing Leaf, Patrick Watson as just three …

A TRIO hailing from Cork with a bright indie-rock future hoving into view, Rowan have signed with the Los Angeles indie Beverly Martel and are gearing up for the release of their EP, Everybody Talks, on July 23rd; and, following last month’s tight, bright title track single drop they’re inviting you in for the low-slung …

LIVERPOOL’S upbeat popsters Red Rum Club are gonna be swinging into autumn with a new album, in which the sextet are gonna unveil a dastardly plan couched in well-turned tunesmithery – How To Steal The World. Top hats, twizzling ‘taches and some bloody decent tunes. Wanna hear a first single? Good-o, because “Nightcalling” is with …