Arthur Ashin takes Best Fit on a tour of his introspective psyche, his reaction to being cast as an R&B artist, and obscure psychologists.
Greek sea Gods, vegetarian jazz cafes and “quasi-mystical sideways pop”: Stealing Sheep reveal the story behind their debut album.
Paralytic Stalks is its own album, and is simultaneously frustrating, self-loathing, insecure, thrilling, deranged, and always completely honest.
Gauntlet Hair have got one fantastic idea, and they execute it perfectly on at least one occasion, but that just leaves the rest of the album sounding tiring and overblown, argues Phil Gwyn.
“I’ve consistently made decisions in my life which have prevented me from doing anything other than playing music. It’s gone too far now.” Outfit talk ambition, art and murderers in their garden.
Old Volcanoes is a record that takes a while to understand, but once you do, its discordant harmonies and sloping, off-kilter rhythms start to sound strangely attractive.
It would be unfair to Dutch Uncles to sit here and bash out the names of favourite songs from this record; what is most admirable here is the album as a whole, a perfect balance of accessibility and the avant-garde.
Within the 4 songs of Hot New Trash, FOE, rips and tears apart the media’s current obsession with the ‘next big thing’. Phil Gwyn explores an EP seemingly designed to divide opinion from one of 2011′s brightest young hopefuls.
A return to simple, nostalgic and addictive guitar pop from one of the most talked about English guitar bands in recent years. But, aside from the hype, is it any good? Phil Gwyn decides…
If the quality of debut album Getting Down From The Trees, US tours and appearances at SXSW suggest anything, and they must do, then the column inches that have been dedicated to Polock so far must just be the beginning…
Evan Voytas is the sort of enigma that would have brains at Bletchley Park popping just at the consideration of his situation. Impressed and intrigued, we set out some questions to try and elucidate the whole musical situation, and spectacularly failed. We did, however, find out some fantastic trivia should he ever pop up in a particularly cutting-edge pub quiz.
The Tallest Man On Earth is, without a doubt, not simply a passing talent; he may well be proving himself to be one of the finest songwriters of our generation.
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