9/10 according to our Brian on 1st March 2012Well, there's a lot of this rumbling bleak new-wave stuff going around at the moment and this lot are particularly excellent at encapsulating that grainy, listless yet implicitly determined mood…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 21st February 2013Sadly I missed the boat on the first of these awesome kraut comps on Soul Jazz, which is now long gone, but it only takes the most cursory glance at the tracklist to tell I’m in for a fun time here. There…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 13th September 2013"Heard it all before blah blah blah". I'd like to be all "whatevers" about this album but it's so damn lovable and exuberant that I'd feel like some schoolyard shithead that's just knocked the specs off some poor shy kid and stolen his M…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 29th November 2013Well this has been pouring out this week. Premiere release on Newcastle (way-aye) label The Old Noise, this one has two sides of very different takes on swirling space jams. Glasgow’s …view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 22nd November 2013Ahhhhhh a welcome reissue of one of my most beloved soundtracks of all time. I’d been after this on vinyl for years and then some ten years ago prayers were answered when Record Makers reissued…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 21st December 2012Well this is another of those fascinating archive experimental gems, the source material of which has probably laid gathering dust for years because Robin the Fog most likely recorded it for his…view full details.
6/10 according to our Clinton on 5th September 2013When Arctic Monkeys announced the first single on their new album, a US online mag ran the story to which someone in the comments below said “Great, I’ll tell my dad”. It perfectly sums up the…view full details.
10/10 according to our Brian on 20th September 2013I don't really know whether Henry Miller was an influence insofar as their elegantly alluring moniker goes but this increasingly renowned LA-based artist Camella Lobo somehow produces incredibly erotic and sensual music from the most spa…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 4th October 2013The new way to release records seems to be with as little fanfare as possible. Just ‘drop’ it when no-ones looking and let the fans clamour themselves silly. Fourtet is a busy man, and gives the impression…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 5th November 2013Here’s the long-awaited collection on Luaka Bop from the mysterious William Onyeabor, a Nigerian who studied film in Russia, returned to set up a film and music studio in the ‘70s, produced a…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 29th November 2013After all of this slickly 80s fare that's about it's good to hear some real music, by real men, with real beards, drinking real beer by a real fire. Wolf People are a kind of progressive folk act that remind me of…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!The legendary Italian band Goblin recently reformed and went back into the studio to re-record 4 classic tracks exclusively for this EP. Treating the originals with the reverence they deserve but updating them to sound more in line with …view full details.
9/10 according to our Nathon on 14th November 2013"They're meant to be the new Jesus and Mary Chain or something" said Phil. Bollocks they are. There's much more to this album than that. OK, it's pretty clear that Nick Wood - aka 'Klaus Von Barre…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!‘Live from KCRW' is a live radio session recorded in Los Angeles in April 2013 & is the fourth official live album in the band's history. It features a stripped-down line-up performing classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds mat…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Hot on the heels of guitarist Daniel Bachman’s great Jesus I’m a Sinner LP—Tompkins Square is releasing another young, adept musician with an ear to the past: Chicago singer/songwriter Ryley Walker. His album comes out…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Next up on Deep Distance following the quick fire sell out of the recent Karen Novotny X and Samantha Glass releases, comes what some might term something of an underground classic. The first in a series of vinyl reissues to Colin Potte…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 27th June 2012Weirdly enough when I was growing up as a oversized-tee-wearing, long-haired grungey good boy, I always dreamed of being in a band called the Deadbeats. I bet there’s been like 20 or 30…view full details.
7/10 according to our Nathon on 20th November 2013The Brian Jonestown Massacre are my favourite band ever, but their releases since about 2008 have been a bit underwhelming. Both of their most recent albums ('Aufheben…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 29th November 2013Many days of late I have ranted under my breath about the unceasing proliferation of re-issued "classic" soundtracks and beg the existential question to myself much of the time: "Is there any real need for all this vinyl fetishism? Just watch the …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!New recordings from Mr. McCombs and Mr. Hurley. Cass' song, Three Men Sitting On A Hollow Log, is previously unreleased and exclusive to this record. Michael Hurley contributes a previously unreleased solo version of his song, Mabel Gre…view full details.
10/10 according to our Brian on 25th October 2013Quite a stylistic departure from her last celebrated long player is 'Chance of Rain', the new freaky stylus-eater to burst forth from the excitable neurons of Ms. Halo, NY’s gorgeous queen of warped techno. There's not any voc…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 14th October 2013Phil just told me this is the last of the Ghost Box ‘Study Series’ 7”s. What will they do now? They’ll be at a loose end. “They’ll just have to bring some other records out I guess,” proffers Phi…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 12th November 2013The brilliant Liminanas are back this week with their third album. This one sees the Francophone duo return to their spiritual home of Trouble In Mind after an unlikel…view full details.
8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 12th November 2013Here’s something a bit different from everyone’s favourite modern minimalist pianist Nils Frahm, following mounting critical adoration for his most recent couple of albums. However Frahm felt …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Formed in Manchester in 1976, the band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's m…view full details.