Reviews

Drenge make a bloodied mess of the idea ‘second album syndrome’

Sheffield-via-Castleton two piece add an extra member, and produce a second album as powerful and thrilling as the first.

The Very Best turn in a euphoric snapshot of a country in turmoil

The Swedish/Malawian duo's third LP tones down the ecstasy of their previous two to confront Malawi's struggles, though there are still enough euphoric moments to make it a weighty balance between reality and escapism.

Pure electronic horror, courtesy of Shlomo

The L.A. Beatmaker releases his most thought-out album yet; a journey through an electronic horror show.

The Mountain Goats deliver arguably the most poignant concept album about wrestling ever

Album #15 from inexhaustible pop-cultural polymath John Darnielle’s beloved cult act. All hail the nostalgic wrestling-themed opus!

Maribou State make live debut four years after debut single

After several years on the periphery, London production two-piece Maribou State are edging closer towards the nerve-centre of UK electronic music.

Interpol bring fun time party vibes to Colombian capital, get everybody “bopping”

Frontman Paul Banks’ dodgy pony tail aside, there’s a whole lot to enjoy about Interpol’s return to the Colombian capital.

This might be the last we see of Warpaint for a while, which is a distressing thought

A dazzling display of poise and noise shows that the queens of Los Angeles delayed London show was more than worth the wait.

It’d be a pointless compartmentalising exercise to still call This Is The Kit a “folk” band

Kate Stables' This Is The Kit return with a third studio album that while paying tribute to folk music is evidence of her clarity of vision and quest for a mix of tradition and modernity.

An attempt to talk about the whole Soko gig and not just the bit where everyone got naked

Soko has never been one to do things by the book.

Potentially the first review comparing Errors to the Pet Shop Boys

Glaswegian electro-pop trio make an ebullient return with their expansive – and endlessly danceable – fourth album.

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