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Album Review: Axis: Sova : Motor Earth

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Album Review: Cate Le Bon – Crab Day

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Wire : Nocturnal Koreans

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Destructive, defiant, devious, and D-beat – Philadelphia’s Hallucination take a smashing first step with their self-titled EP consisting of five songs (including the 37 second intro track) that stake their claim in the mania of gutter punk. Sticking to the raw cohesion of destructive impulses with a slightly metallic underflow, it calls back to the …

Take a deep breath. Detroit rock ‘n’ rollers The Stools have put out a new EP, Carpool. And it’s gonna frighten, bully and finally batter you into submission. With four songs, all coming in under the two minute barrier, it’s like an assault driven by gravelly guitars, frenetic drumming, and shouted vocals that leave you, …

Through harrowing combinations of noise, doom, darkwave, industrial, and sludge metal, The Body has proven themselves as a well-equipped vacuum of all things dismal and horrific. A freshman listen of such tumultuous viscosity can prove the tenacity of one’s eardrums. Equated to be such heavy hitters, both in popularity and audio presentation, they’ve garnered a …

Emerging from Hobart at the very edge of the settled world, A. Swayze and the Ghosts (AS&TG) are loud, noisy, abrasive, shouty, opinionated and – did I say loud? They are also, somewhat antithetically, the purveyors of some of the greatest intelligent pop songs around. ‘Paid Salvation’, their new album is a triumph – full …

We’re late to the party (literally, this album has been out a couple of weeks already) but we’re happy to commit their third album ‘Love Your Work’ to review because, well, it’s so damn good. It’s the sound of new British music, cutting edge style – referencing Sleafords, Fontaine’s, Cabbage and Idles even, but wrapping …

Squid, the Brighton based, noisome post-punk band who recently released their Sludge/Broadcaster single, have today shared an EP of covers entitled Natural Resources. The EP includes Squid‘s take on the brilliantly bizarre Pigs (In There) by Robert Wyatt, which they initially premiered at End of the Road Festival 2019. It also sees them cover Steve …

My relationship with Detroit post-punk quartet Protomartyr is a complicated one. I first heard of the band in 2015, when they supported Canadian noise punks METZ on their autumn UK tour. I discussed the upcoming tour with a friend of mine with whom I’d recently seen METZ, and he told me he really liked Protomartyr …

If you asked a band what was the idea behind their new record and that record was called ‘Welcome to Bobby’s Motel’ and they told you that it was based on an ‘all encompassing alt-reality’ that they had built around themselves where the band is Bobby and the motel is wherever they are….you might think …

Wire have been producing scratchy abrasive arty intelligent pop/punk since the late 70s, and have therefore an impressive and formidable back-catalogue. With that inevitably comes an equally impressive cutting-room floor, where songs that didn’t make it to the disc in question languish, and in the wrong hands could’ve been lost forever. No so with Wire, …

It could well be said that since their inception in 1996, York based band Percy have had more than their fair share of bad luck. The chaotic, John Peel & Steve Lamacq – acclaimed 1999 single “Donny Rednecks” failed to gain wider attention (possibly due to the vinyl being impounded at Heathrow airport); a full …