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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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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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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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Charlie Hilton – Palana [2016]

Charlie Hilton – Palana [2016]

Best known for fronting Portland trio Blouse, Charlie Hilton sets out on her own with Palana, her first solo offering to be released via Captured Tracks. Listening to Palana feels like waking up, only to find yourself stoned in a field during the summer of love, which by all

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January 12th, 2017

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The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy [2017]

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy [2017]

The Jesus and Mary Chain are set to release their first new album in 18 years, Damage and Joy, on 24 March via ADA/Warner Music. The record is the first new full-length release from the Scottish noise-pop group since Munki in 1998. The Independent revealed in December last ...

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December 27th, 2016

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Flyying Colours – Mindfullness [2016]

Flyying Colours – Mindfullness [2016]

Mindfullness is Australian shoegaze quartet Flyying Colours’ full-length debut following two EPs, Flyying Colours and ROYGBIV. As with the band’s first two releases, this album continues to showcase their winning blend of heavy, swirling guitars, driving rhythms, and distant

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December 19th, 2016

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The High Violets – Heroes and Halos [2016]

The High Violets – Heroes and Halos [2016]

Active since the late ’90s, Portland, Oregon’s The High Violets play a light, sugary brand of electronic-tinged dream pop. Unlike a lot of similar bands, they seem far more concerned with writing catchy, emotional pop songs than coming up with the most mind-bending guitar ...

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November 15th, 2016

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Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – Balance [2016]

Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – Balance [2016]

After quickly bashing out their second album, Chambers, over a few days’ time in a Chicago studio, Mexican duo Lorelle Meets the Obsolete decided to go for something more homegrown and organic for their next effort. Lorena Quintanilla and Alberto Gonzalez relocated to the ...

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November 14th, 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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