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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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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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TOY – Clear Shot [2016]

TOY – Clear Shot [2016]

Clear Shot, TOY’s third album released on the eminent Heavenly Records, blends late ‘80s synth sounds with their notable gothic tone. Altered consciousness, dreamy detachment and a healthy streak of escapism have long been hallmarks of psychedelic music. TOY is well ...

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February 5th, 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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Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure [2016]

Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure [2016]

London ensemble Vanishing Twin will release their debut album “Choose Your Own Adventure” on 16th September 2016 via Soundway Records. Under the name Orlando, former member of Fanfarlo Cathy Lucas put together a couple of albums on her own Association for the Re-Alignment of

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December 30th, 2016

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J Churcher – Borderland State [2016]

J Churcher – Borderland State [2016]

Recorded over a two-year period with London- based producer Dreamtrak and featuring vocal contributions from Anna B Savage, J Churcher’s Borderland State is an evocative collection that recalls the delirious haze of Maps, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Mazzy Star, and the

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December 20th, 2016

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Big Deal – Say Yes [2016]

Big Deal – Say Yes [2016]

Big Deal‘s third album is a high-stakes affair. After a disastrous home robbery in 2014, the band lost a laptop containing the record’s demos and were forced to re-write from scratch, losing their label in the process. It feels trite to spin a silver-lining story, but a ...

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December 15th, 2016

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Metronomy – Summer 08 [2016]

Metronomy – Summer 08 [2016]

Despite their impressive ascent to mainstream success in the UK with their last couple of albums, it appears that success isn’t such a big concern for Metronomy‘s frontman/founder Joe Mount. Now a family man, Mount chose to follow up 2014’s Love Letters by ignoring any ...

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December 12th, 2016

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Piano Magic – Closure [2017]

Piano Magic – Closure [2017]

After twenty years, Piano Magic announce final ‘closure’ Piano Magic’s final album, ‘Closure,’ will be formally released by Second Language Music on January 20th 2017 worldwide on CD, 180gm vinyl and digital download formats. However, those pre-ordering the CD ...

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December 6th, 2016

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Laish – Pendulum Swing [2016]

Laish – Pendulum Swing [2016]

The first song from Pendulum Swing, ‘Vague’, is a song that has been floating around for a long time. I don’t really remember why it didn’t make it onto the previous album, but we did record a rather different version of it, with some interesting ...

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November 12th, 2016

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TOY – Clear Shot [2016]

TOY – Clear Shot [2016]

Altered consciousness, dreamy detachment and a healthy streak of escapism have long been hallmarks of psychedelic music. TOY is well aware of this — but at the same time, the British band is savvy enough to know just how far a pop song can be pushed, pulled and stretched. On

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November 6th, 2016

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