Reviews

Swans prove once again that are simply unmissable live

Michael Gira & Co.'s seven-song, two-hour set at Camden Roundhouse was a typically stunning, ear-ringing affair.

Sauna Youth formulate an exciting lit-punk fusion in their new album Distractions

The London based four-piece deliver their own cerebral take on the classic puck rock formula.

Matthew Herbert gets The Shakes

Matthew Herbert returns with this his first album under the HERBERT moniker for almost ten years.

Take a dip into SOAK’s debut album. Please respect the sea creatures…

Irreverence for capitalisation and spelling in the album’s song titles belie the mature ability to wield the language contained within.

If the Desired Effect was a perfect pop record, Brandon Flowers has nailed it

Vintage widescreen pop from the Killers frontman.

Brandon Flowers brings Chrissie Hynde on stage for pop masterclass in London

Brixton Academy is treated to a surprise guest appearance from The Pretenders’ frontwoman as The Killers’ leader puts on a stylish pop extravaganza.

The Vaccines’ English Graffiti is overflowing with ideas

On that difficult third album The Vaccines deliver a mixed bag that’s thrilling at points, but difficult to fall in love with fully.

Ride delight in an evening that removes any notions that their comeback is merely nostalgia

The self-proclaimed OGs - "Original Gazers" - deliver a spellbinding reminder of why they're national treasures and are in possession of one of the best drummers you'll ever hear.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra keep getting better and better

A fine show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall suggests that UMO might have 2015 sewn up.

Cymbals Eat Guitars provide a tsunami of slacker rock

The New York purveyors of off-kilter rock delivered a turbo-charged set at London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.

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