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Ride – Weather Diaries [2017]

Ride – Weather Diaries [2017]

Ride have announced details of their long-awaited new album ‘Weather Diaries’. The shoegazers’ first record in over 20 years finally has a release date and tracklist. The four-piece, considered to be pioneers of shoegaze, last released a full-length record, ‘Tarantula’, back

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March 24th, 2017

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The Charlatans – Different Days [2017]

The Charlatans – Different Days [2017]

The Charlatans announce new album ‘Different Days’. It features contributions from New Order, Verve, Smiths, Paul Weller, Ian Rankin & many more. The Charlatans have announced plans for new album ‘Different Days’ – featuring a plethora of ...

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March 22nd, 2017

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Secret Shine – There Is Only Now [2017]

Secret Shine – There Is Only Now [2017]

UK-based shoegaze/dream-pop band Secret Shine is back with There Is Only Now, the album melds the textured guitar drive of shoegaze with the heightened, diaphanous drift of dream-pop. Back in the early 1990s, Secret Shine was courted by and joined the roster of the renowned ...

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March 21st, 2017

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Charlie Cunningham – Lines [2017]

Charlie Cunningham – Lines [2017]

The Bedfordshire-born, London-based artist, Charlie Cunningham, presents a dreamy, slow-building sound on Lines. The standout track “Minimum” personifies the exact sonic qualities that earned Cunningham such a sizeable fanbase initially. Clocking in at just over three ...

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March 16th, 2017

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Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage [2017]

Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage [2017]

Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage: indiepop gets political. A firm step on the way to cementing a solid, humanist vision. There are a few tracks on Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains fifth album that saunter past the five minute mark, but even the ...

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March 5th, 2017

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Modern English – Take Me To The Trees [2017]

Modern English – Take Me To The Trees [2017]

“Take Me to the Trees” is the first new album from Modern English in 30 years that features four-fifths of the original lineup: Robbie Grey (vocals), Michael Conroy (bass guitar), Gary McDowell (guitar), and Steve Walker (keyboards). Doubtlessly, the release of ...

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February 26th, 2017

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Wire – Silver/Lead [2017]

Wire – Silver/Lead [2017]

Influential post-punk bank Wire continues to show no signs of slowing down with the March 31st release of its 15th album, Silver/Lead. It arrives on the 40th anniversary of the band’s debut performance, and follows in the footsteps of 2016’s solid mini-LP Nocturnal Koreans. ...

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February 25th, 2017

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Novella – Change of State [2017]

Novella – Change of State [2017]

London dream-pop outfit Novella have returned with their follow-up to 2015’s ‘Land’. Billed as a reflection on the stormy events of 2016 — Brexit, Trump, a never-ending stream of bombings and shootings, and the passing of a stupid number of musical and cultural icons — ...

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February 18th, 2017

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Toothless – The Pace of the Passing [2017]

Toothless – The Pace of the Passing [2017]

The Pace of the Passing, Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash’s solo debut as Toothless has bite Made up of a mixture of wistful acoustic melodies, swelling electronic instrumentals and throbbing bass lines, Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash’s first solo venture isn’t worlds apart from

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February 15th, 2017

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Menace Beach – Lemon Memory [2017]

Menace Beach – Lemon Memory [2017]

Lemon Memory is a markedly different creature to the Leeds band’s debut and all the stronger and more tantalising for it – Menace Beach seem to be taking the opportunity of a rather ominous looking 2017 to create a pretty attractive alternative musical universe ...

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February 7th, 2017

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The Proper Ornaments – Foxhole [2017]

The Proper Ornaments – Foxhole [2017]

On “Foxhole”, The Proper Ornaments have sliced away a whole stratum of their sound, removing some distortion and lowering the frequency of plectrum strokes to allow more nuanced, piano-led ideas to emerge. You can easily imagine James Hoare strolling around ...

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January 27th, 2017

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Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Gentlewoman, Ruby Man [2017]

Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Gentlewoman, Ruby Man [2017]

Gentlewoman, Ruby Man is an album born of a moment of serendipity. Virginia-based auteur Matthew E. White first encountered 21-year-old London singer-songwriter Flo Morrissey when the first track taken from his 2015 album Fresh Blood was reviewed next to her debut single, ...

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January 21st, 2017

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Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House [2016]

Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House [2016]

The fact Cat’s Eyes are able to get away with such uber-retro stunts is mainly due to the timelessness of their sound. Multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira is a dab hand at utilising her classically trained background to craft multi-layered pop songs that echo both 1960s ...

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January 19th, 2017

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The Wave Pictures – Bamboo Diner in the Rain [2016]

The Wave Pictures – Bamboo Diner in the Rain [2016]

In retrospect, if February’s A Season in Hull seemed anything less than successful, it might have been because it failed to capture something fundamental about The Wave Pictures‘ sound. The songs may have been recorded around a single microphone, but even this approach ...

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January 18th, 2017

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The Blue Aeroplanes – Welcome, Stranger! [2017]

The Blue Aeroplanes – Welcome, Stranger! [2017]

After a long break that threatened to be more permanent than just a ‘hiatus’, cult rockers The Blue Aeroplanes are back with their twelfth studio album. Their unique mix of rock, folk, poetry, punk, dance and art has long been an acknowledged influence on a wide range of ...

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January 11th, 2017

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Department M – Deep Control [2016]

Department M – Deep Control [2016]

“It’s not too late/to fall below/fall under my/my deep control”. Thus goes the mantra-like opening lyric to Department M’s debut full-length Deep Control – the title was plucked from a Patti Smith poem, and serves as a focal point for the album’s central themes. If ‘deep ...

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January 2nd, 2017

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