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Sleaford Mods
Key Markets

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Indies only GREEN coloured vinyl LP on Harbinger Sound. Just as the UK goes back to the ballot box, our favourite agit-prop duo return with 'proper' album number three. Named after a particularly gruesome sounding supermarket in Grantham in the '70s and '80s, the album contains further ruminations on the disorientation of modern existence and the pointlessness of government politics. "It's a classic," they say...and from the sound of l…view full details.

Thee Oh Sees
Mutilator Defeated At Last

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8/10 according to our Hayley on 21st May 2015

Prolific Californian noisemakers Thee Oh Sees are back and thankfully sounding louder than ever: 2014’s ‘Drop’ was a comparatively mellow and varied offering following John Dwyer’s move from San Francisco to LA and his intention to take a “well deserved break”, making fans wonder if the days of heavy psych and…view full details.

Four Tet (Fourtet)
Morning / Evening

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LP on Text. On 12” vinyl or CD on Text. In perfect indemnible style, Four Tet releases his new album on his own imprint shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Only info in this is via his bareboned tweets, giving us the front cover and the fact that there are only two songs, each around 20 minute mark in length, one entitled Morning Side, the other (shockingly) Evening Side. I’ve already bought it, my …view full details.

The Pop Group / Sleaford Mods
Nations / Face To Faces

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Limited 7" on Freaks R Us. Edition of 500 copies. Implausible / remarkable team up here from Norman favourites Sleaford Mods and The Pop Group: a split 7” giving us a track from each. The Sleaford selection is an (even) rougher version of a track from their forthcoming album, and Mark Stewart’s boys give us one from their latest. On Freaks R Us.…view full details.

Mohammad
Segondè Saleco

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9/10 according to our Ant on 14th May 2015

Greek chamber doom trio Mohammad have been operating since 2009, releasing albums on their own Antifrost imprint and brought to a wider audience in 2013 with their excellent ‘Som Sakrifis’ LP on PAN. Here they complete their ‘34ºN-42ºN/19ºE-29ºE Study’…view full details.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Multi-Love

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9/10 according to our Robin on 21st May 2015

Behold ‘Multi-Love’, wherein Unknown Mortal Orchestra get out of the psych pop game and take up a nice suburban retirement listening to Prince; wherein they forget the high-minded art practices and sing La La La La, La La La La, because it feels good; wherein their studio sounds like an open-air funk fair…view full details.

The Twilight Sad
It Never Was The Same

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7" on FatCat featuring Robert Smith. 7” vinyl on FatCat. Third single from their recently released fourth studio album Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave. The Twilight Sad evoke that stadium sized melancholy of acts such as The National and Interpol. The AA side of this 7” features Robert Smith (The Cure) covering a track fr…view full details.

The Debutantes
Adams Apples / Kids

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 22nd May 2015

When I reviewed the Debutantes previous tape I said they sounded a bit like September Girls...little knowing that actual September Girls were involved in it somehow. Anyway listen carefully to opener ‘Adams Apples’ then you can just about hear a tune nestling under all the sludge. Yes you…view full details.

Michael Head and The Strands
The Olde World

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LP on Megaphone. The Olde World is an accompaniment to the reissue of Michael Head and The Strands’ classic The Magical World of The Strands. Apparently there was enough unused material from that album’s sessions that this whole record could be crafted from the remnants, making this interesting both as an alternate perspective and as an album in its own right.…view full details.

The Fall
Sub-Lingual Tablet

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7/10 according to our Clinton on 8th May 2015

The Fall are increasingly beginning to resemble that eccentric elderly relative that you visit from time to time - you are amused by their oddities, glad they are still around but you wouldn’t want to spend too much time in their company. There hasn’t been a great Fall album in quite a few years now though I saw them play a s…view full details.

The KVB
Mirror Being

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8/10 according to our Robin on 20th May 2015

Nothing says cold and calculated like a grayscale picture of pillars holding up a huge empty room, so props to the KVB for accurately prefacing their record. As someone who hates pillars and considers them arbitrary to our particular office’s structure, I’m relieved that this record is everything you could possibly want from our favo…view full details.

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The Orb
Moonbuilding 2703 AD

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Limited deluxe 3LP + CD on Kompakt. Brand new album by The Orb, my my my! This is a major new statement from the electronic duo, with four lengthy tracks on the regular edition and a further two on the special, which is a triple LP + CD. All beautifully laid out by The Designer’s Republic and released by the excellent Kompakt label.…view full details.

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Carlton Melton
Out To Sea

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Deluxe gatefold 2LP + CD + poster on Agitated. Out To Sea by Carlton Melton sees the band growing their psychedelic palette with a thundering rhythm section, cosmic guitar riffs, searing solos and analog synth action wrapped in an ethereal prog bubble. Fans of The Heads, Parson Sound, Bardo Pond and Faust, among others will dig this. It's pressed on d…view full details.

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Jim O'Rourke
Simple Songs

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6/10 according to our Clinton on 14th May 2015

Be careful what you wish for. Many of us have spent years hoping and praying Jim O’Rourke would stop all this noise/improv nonsense and get back to making albums as great as ‘Insignificance’ and ‘Eureka’. Now that his first album of songs since 2001 is here it has faced what we could call a mixed response in the off…view full details.

Valet
Nature

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 22nd May 2015

The opening track ‘Sunday’ on this unassuming looking album sounds so much like a track off Slowdive’s ‘Pygmalion’ that you can see why the people at Kranky snapped the Kit Kat when they heard it. It features washes of Cocteau’s-like guitar, ethereal female vocals soaring away be…view full details.

Ford Proco / Coil
Expansion Naranja

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12" on Mannequin. Finally released on vinyl since being recorded in 1999, Expansion Naranja came about after a chance meeting of John Balance, Peter Christopherson and the members of Ford Proco at a The Orb gig. With Ford Proco being Coil’s almost equivalent in Mexico it was a bloody good idea, the result being industial soundsc…view full details.

FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks)
FFS

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Heavyweight vinyl 2LP on Domino. Definitely not enough of this kind of thing happening these days: a totally implausible collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, excellently titled FFS. The self-titled album brings us something more than just a blend of Franz’s indie-rock and Sparks camp-pop: this has plenty of both, but ends up as something fre…view full details.

Umberto & Anton Miaovvi
Are Law Unit

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Limited orange coloured vinyl LP on Death Waltz Originals. ‘Are Law Unit’ is the latest release on Death Waltz Originals by retro futurists Umberto (Prophecy Of The Black Widow, Night Has A Thousand Screams) and Antoni Maiovvi (Yellow, Delta City). The resulting ten tracks explore the possibilities of early experimental, industrial music through disharmonious, reflective synths, determined apocalyptic percussion and the occasional …view full details.

Sleaford Mods
Mr. Jolly Fucker / Tweet Tweet Tweet

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9/10 according to our Ian on 16th January 2014

As you may know,  Nottingham’s finest Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn aka Sleaford Mods have been creating a bit of a stir here at Norman HQ recently, it’s safe to say that these lads are definitely Marmite. This is a double A-side of two tracks that don’t feature on their ‘Austerity Dogs’ album so if…view full details.

Jamie xx
In Colour

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LP on Young Turks. In Colour is the debut album by Jamie xx, from the Mercury Music Prize winning band, The xx. Over the past six years Jamie xx has worked with and re-worked the likes of Radiohead, Alicia Keys and Florence & The Machine but his crowning glory must be the reworking of Gil Scott Heron’s I…view full details.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Quarters

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9/10 according to our Robin on 21st May 2015

Clint’s insistent belief that psych rock is the greatest genre of all time and that we must protect it at all costs became suspect to me long ago, and the final nail in the coffin probably came when I saw King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard name their last record ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’, a terribly on-the-nose phrase tha…view full details.

Sunflower Bean
I Hear Voices / The Stalker

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7" on Fat Possum. I rather enjoyed this little single from Sunflower Bean, a fresh young band making highly energised slightly-psychedelic slightly-punk indie rock. I Hear Voices has an excellently reverbed female lead vocal over a frantic drum-beat, while The Stalker lurks on the B-side, like a stalker. 7” on Fat Possum.…view full details.

Dalek
Absence

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

9/10 according to our Brian on 29th November 2006

Keep 'em coming.....Think Public Enemy attacking an army of zombies armed with a gi-normous ghetto blaster spewing out huge chunks of amped up My Bloody Valentine-esque distortion then you may have been exposed to the new Dalek album, 'Absence' on Ipecap. Fuck me, this is dark, caustic stuff. Sinister, slo mo chainsa…view full details.

Cliff Martinez
Far Cry 4 - Original Soundtrack

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Limited multicoloured vinyl gatefold 3LP on Invada. Edition of 1500 copies. Total sketchy madness from Cliff Martinez with the Far Cry 4 - Original Soundtrack. I must say, I bloody love computer game music and this is no exception. It goes from some kitsch "middle-eastern" psy-trancey drum & bass into an atmospheric not-quite-traditional Indian and/or Indonesian vibe with tuned percussion. Always some industrial R…view full details.

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Pye Corner Audio
Stars Shine Like Eyes / Quasar ll

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7/10 according to our Laurie on 14th May 2015

“I like corners. You can skulk in them and no-one knows you’re there” - Phil, 5 minutes ago. As the sinister melodies of ‘Stars Shine Like Eyes’ drift into aural view, I can’t help but see the Norman overseer crouching in the corner of a PCA gig doing his Tom Waits impre…view full details.

Telegram
Aeons

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7" on Gram Gram. 7” on Gram Gram. Telegram are a band in it’s youth, 18 months old and Aeons is their second single on 7”. The title tracks is a speedy spacey krautrock affair, whilst the B-side has their take on Brian Eno’s Needles In The Camel’s Eye. Citing their love of Roxy Music and Syd Barrett you can’t go far wrong i…view full details.

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Sleaford Mods
Austerity Dogs

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10/10 according to our Nathon on 16th November 2013

Months ago, back when I first started seeing this album on this site, I had it judged by its cover, title and band name. "Brilliant," I thought, "more wannabe 'Mod' twats selling that line about how important it is in working class culture to wear a sharp coat." Fully expecting it to contain the latest forgettable rehash of crappy Mod nostalgia,…view full details.

Various
Crystallized - Celebrating 15 Years Of Rocket Recordings

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9/10 according to our Phil on 5th December 2013

Rocket Records have been going for 15 years. That’s quite a feat in this fickle industry we inhabit (cohabit?). What with labels, artists and record companies losing money left, right and center these days (cos folk want music for free and straight away) things are a lot trickier than they used to be.…view full details.

Mohammad
Lamnè Gastama

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9/10 according to our Jim on 19th October 2014

Everyone’s favourite chamber doom band (are there any other chamber doom bands?) are back with the second instalment in their “trilogy that explores the sounds of the geographical area between 34°Ν - 42°Ν & 19°Ε - 29°Ε”. If you find all those coordinates confusing, googling them will on…view full details.

Sleaford Mods
A Little Ditty / I'm Shit At It

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Ltd random coloured vinyl 7" on Emotional Response. Edition of 500 copies. Angry. Angry. Angry. Shouty. Angry. Angry. Shouty. Sweary. Shouty. Angry. Angry. Sweary. Sweary. Sweary. Angry. Shouty. Shouty. Shouty. Shouty. Angry. Punchy. Punchy. Punchy. Angry. Punchy. Punny. Angry. Sweary. Fighty. Angry. Fighty. Angry. Angry. Angry. Shouty. Angry. Angry. Shouty. Sweary. Shouty. Angry. Punky. Punky. Angry. Punky. Punky. Angry. Sleaford. Mods. Sleaf…view full details.

Death And Vanilla
To Where the Wild Things Are

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9/10 according to our Clinton on 22nd April 2015

Death and Vanilla are pretty close to being the perfect band for those who worship the ‘60’s exotic electronica that so influenced the music of Broadcast. Opener ‘Necessary Distortion’ sets out it’s stall pretty clearly -a pulsating, kraut jam which sits perfectly in that sweet spot b…view full details.

Holly Herndon
Platform

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9/10 according to our Jim on 13th May 2015

Holly Herndon has generated a considerable buzz since she released ‘Movement’ on RVNG intl. in 2012. Her music seems to straddle progressive electronica, contemporary pop and avant garde composition; all bundled together with a hefty conceptual dose of technological evangelism. Describing ‘Platform’ is her ‘paradisi…view full details.

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Du Blonde
Welcome Back To Milk

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LP on Mute. Who is this really quite nude Du Blonde lady looking out on a new album on Mute? Why, its Beth Jeans Houghton. On Welcome Back to Milk she has stripped things down a bit, but this is still striking, strong and spiky song-smithery with lashings of aggression. Samuel ‘Future Island’ Herring guests on the big single, Mind is on my Mind.…view full details.

Ben Watt & Robert Wyatt
Summer Into Winter / North Marine Drive

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9/10 according to our Clinton on 22nd May 2015

Ben Watt’s first two solo records the Robert Wyatt collaboration ‘Summer Into Winter’ and ‘North Marine Drive’ are two of the most beautiful ‘bedsit’ records recorded in the cold days of the early 1980’s. I’d always assumed that they were Ben Watt records with Wyatt helping out on ‘Summ…view full details.

Country Teasers
Live at Power Lunches Arts Cafe

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Limited 180g vinyl LP + CD. Recorded live in an intimate cafe basement in Dalston, London, this is a limited release of the Country Teasers' last gig to date. An esoteric gem of a group that clearly influenced the likes of the Fat White Family.  The band deliver a solid set to an attentive audience with some amusing interactions between tracks.  Self released vinyl LP.…view full details.

Golden Gunn
Golden Gunn

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8/10 according to our Robin on 20th May 2015

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Steve Gunn and Mr. Hiss of the Golden Messengers had joined the Strokes, on the basis of that album artwork; in reality, though, they’ve teamed up to weave a terse strand of psychedelia into a rather pretty folk sound that just comes naturally. Originally released …view full details.

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
Sour Soul (Instrumentals)

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Limited indies only LP on Lex. BADBADNOTGOOD created quite a stir with the Sour Soul album, long time Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah providing some street kudos to the out experimental jazzers. Those scrambling for the instrumentals are in for a treat then as Sour Soul the instrumentals is released. Toronto hip-jazz-hop outfit BADBADNOTGOOD take their cue from 1960s and '70s music as well as the recording techniques a…view full details.

The Eccentronic Research Council
Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine…... I’m Your Biggest Fan

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LP + limited 12" EP + CD on Without Consent. A really remarkably strange conceptual album here from The Eccentronic Research Council, in which a fictional fan of a fictional band explores their obsession through music. Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine… I’m Your Biggest Fan is released on CD, or in a special vinyl edition with a bonus EP from the fictional band (‘played’ by …view full details.

The Vaccines
Dream Lover

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Limited blue coloured vinyl 7" on Columbia. In advance of English Grafitti, their forthcoming new album, The Vaccines have laid out a sample track for you, in the form of this Dream Lover 7”. They’ve slowed down and spaced out a little since their earlier thrashings: they are still sounding pretty Vaccines-y though. And the vinyl is blue!…view full details.

Bong
We Are, We Were And We Will Have Been

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LP on Ritual Productions. ‘We Are, We Were And We Will Have Been’ continues irregular tonal experimentalist Bong’s disturbingly solemn delivery of prolonged, mesmerising drone. The record comprises of two twenty minute journeys into the sonic wasteland that is Bong’s melting glacial world as the listener is swept away through the power of residual distortion and ethereal synths.…view full details.

Communions
Communions EP

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5-track 12" EP on Tough Love. Available on 12” vinyl on Tough Love. 5 track EP from Copenhagen four piece Communions. Heavily delayed and reverbed guitars drive these lyrically lovesick, musically emotive songs, with a groove that wouldn’t be out of place in a Joy division record. Check it out if you’re into The Stone Roses, Gauntlet Hair.…view full details.

Thomas Brinkmann
What You Hear (Is What You Hear)

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10/10 according to our Jim on 20th May 2015

Just a couple of weeks ago I was waxing lyrical about a collaborative release by Mark Fell and Gábor Lázár; praising them for liberating their mercurial rhythms from the gridlocked template that has driven so much minimal techno into the mire. Well, this latest release by Thomas Brinkman is just as mind blowing as that recor…view full details.

Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove / Spiritual Front
Twin Horses

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LP on Rustblade. Following the success of ‘A Fistful Of Desert Blues’, Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove have expanded their collaborative powers to include the nihilist folk sounds of Spiritual Front. The resulting ‘Twin Horses’ is an intensely soulful musical bonding between the sensual, cathartic folk of Simone Salvatori and the down beat, acoustic blues of Lydia Lunch.…view full details.

Cheatahs
Murasaki

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12" EP on Wichita. ‘Murasaki’ is Cheatahs third release, following their debut album and underground hit ‘Sunne’ EP. The record sees Canadian Nathan Hewitt, Californian Dean Reid, British James Wignall and German drummer Mark Raue more consciously exploring their cultural diversity over distorted guitars and breaking synth lines. For fans of Sonic Youth or My Bloody Valentine.…view full details.

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Tom Vek
We Have Sound

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9/10 according to our Brian on 29th November 2006

I recall nearly falling off my chair last year when this random 7" by Tom Vek landed in my review pile. 'If I Had Changed My Mind' was the perfect blend of wobbletastic, cranky Beck insanity & off kilter, foot stomping Fall-esque slurring I'd ever heard. So imagine a whole LP of this mans twisted vision. Well It's …view full details.

Sufjan Stevens
Illinoise

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9/10 according to our Clinton on 28th November 2006

So I'm brilliant. Have you heard? I'm years ahead of my time. Good old me eh? You probably don't remember me rabbiting on and on droning endlessly about Sufjan Stevens 'Michigan' album years and years ago. Before you could even be bothered to be born. Hang on,   I think I'm turning into Everett True. Anyway here's Sufjan'…view full details.

Walter Rizatti
1990 I Guerrieri Del Bronx aka The Bronx Warriors

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Ltd red swirl with heavy Yellow splatter 180g vinyl LP on Death Waltz. Edition of 1000 copies inc. poster and lithograph. Another limited release from the excellent Death Waltz Records. This is composer Walter Rizzati’s soundtrack to Enzo Castellari’s post-apocalyptic New York sci-fi cult classic ‘The Bronx Warriors’. This release comes with poster and lithograph reproductions of the original artwork by Jeremy Wheeler a…view full details.

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Mohammad
Zo Rèl Do

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9/10 according to our Jim on 3rd June 2014

Greek ‘chamber doom’ trio Mohammad seem to have hit onto something special. Using double bass, cello and oscillators, they produce a stark, rasping, grunting sound to rattle your skull and resonate deep down in the pit of your gut. Like some austere, contemplative dirge music played in a remote, post-apocalyptic monastic community, t…view full details.

Sleaford Mods
Chubbed Up +

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 21st November 2014

What a year it has been for Sleaford Mods. Twelve months ago half of this office were up in arms at Phil's decision to award 'Austerity Dogs' album of the year. Yet (and it pains me to say this) he was right. The thing about Sleaford Mods is that this is something new and fresh and angry which spits in the face of the shit pumped at us d…view full details.

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Viet Cong
Viet Cong

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10/10 according to our Robin on 14th January 2015

If both of Women’s records feel like masterful accidents -- either because the band were having too much fun to give a shit about time constraints and song structures, or because they’d been preparing the downfall of their band in advance -- then Viet Cong flips the coin, offering a complete version of i…view full details.


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