“Talk music” band Listener keep their unusual style interesting all the way through their new album Time Is A Machine.
Darlings of the blogosphere, Chvrches unleash another straight-to-the-hind-brain electro-pop masterclass.
A shift of line-up yields good results on Cold War Kids’ fourth album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.
Manchester Orchestra team up with Grouplove and EbM-favourites Frightened Rabbit for a special Record Store Day vinyl.
Former Echo And The Bunnymen frontman releases a live version of classic track The Killing Moon on 7″ for Record Store Day.
The tenth anniversary of Rounds sees Four Tet’s seminal ‘folktronica’ album reissued in a double vinyl set.
Everything Everything give away part of their soul with their RSD vinyl release of Duet.
For their fourth album, Pedestrian Verse, EbM favourites Frightened Rabbit hit the bullseye dead-centre once again.
There must be something in the water up north; Out Of The Blue is another stellar Scottish single, this time courtesy of indie trio Prides.
Does the demise of Hop Farm herald the beginning of the end for music festivals in England? Are festivals struggling to cope due to the economic climate, or is the marketplace simply leveling off after the last decade’s ‘boom’? More may go under this year, but the idea of what a music festival should be has changed so much in the past 20 years that we’ll never see a return to the Glasto/Reading duopoly of the ’70s and ’80s.