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The warm sunshine glow emanating from New Zealand band Mild Orange‘s new single ‘Time Of Our Lives’ is blinding and reassuring. The glitchy syncopated percussion trickles under a hazy array of guitars and the melancholic vocals that float over the surface reflect the nostalgic themes. The track was inspired by singer Josh Mehrtens memories of …

On the day his other band The Aerial Maps releases its majestic ‘Intimate Hinterland’ album (reviewed by me here), Maps’ sticksman and brother of singer Adam Gibson, Simon Robert Gibson today unveils for us his new single ‘Laying Low’. Low key and low-fi, Gibson shares his brother’s ear for capturing snapshots of life in a …

CORNISH post-rock/shoegaze/post-rock trio Mildred Maude really are the coming men, with their first album for the excellent Sonic Cathedral out tomorrow and a tour to follow. The intersection of guitarist Matt, drummer Louie and bassist Lee is a bloody beautiful noise in the live arena and, it transpires, fully over the four tracks of their …

RICHMOND, Virginia producer and multi-instrumentalist DJ Harrison is set to release his first full set for Stones Throw in four years, with Tales From The Old Dominion due in the first week of December; and with a first taster, the low-slung out-there funk rumble of “Be Better” landing right now, it looks set to be …

ZACH CONDON’s gorgeous Beirut are set to release an overview of their early years next spring – a project whch has burgeoned from a collection of early EPs into a full-on, 26-track set. The collection, Artifacts, began to grow in ambition as Zach went digging through the archives. He picks up the thread: “When the …

CHRIS PORPORA, the artist whose twin album releases from earlier this year, Time Waits For No One and Days Go By, are the gentlest, brittlest sucker punches to the heart and so should be in your turntables if not your Christmas list, isn’t done with dirty old 2021 yet; he’s looking to round off a …

BAD SEEDS founder member and smouldering, potent artist in her own right, Anita Lane left us far too young this April, at the age of 61; her on-off solo career had never really received the sales it should’ve been accorded, and she remained underappreciated, seemingly having slipped from view in recent years. But Mute are …

Like a love child from the loins of Nine Inch Nails and an abandoned industrial complex, raised by Depeche Mode and nurtured with pop, ‘The Truest Blue’ from Modern Error is an impressive explosive, cathartic synth blast. Raw, visceral, studied and poised, and in the process so enjoyable. With Himalayan-sized walls of of synth riffs, …

Proving themselves to be in my opinion one of the most dynamic and exciting bands around at the moment, Bandicoot‘s new single ‘Life death and Other Things’ takes them in another theatrical direction, softened by smooth swinging horn toots accentuating the rumbling flow of the track. The slightly discordant, teetering on the brink of chaos, …

Jacob Fitzgerald‘s inherent ability to write perfectly formed pop songs that sparkle and shimmer is proven yet again with his new track ‘Lonely’. Pressing gently on the brakes after the fizzy pop of earlier single ‘Pretty Good For My Mind‘, ‘Lonely’ has a slower paced trot and a faint touch of americana in its yearning …