Björk’s raw, direct and ‘frankly brilliant’ ‘Vulnicura’ is also Rough Trade’s Album of the Year

Produced by Arca, and The Haxan Cloak, Vulnicura, according to Icelandic sonic pioneer Björk (whose website is definitely worth a check in), is an ode to the emotions experienced before and after a breakup, and the healing process that inevitably takes place. This explains the spacious opening track ‘Stonemilker’, which explores sombre string arrangements blooming amongst the minimalist…

Listen to Matt Kivel’s latest and achingly sad, psyched up folk single ‘Jamie’s’

Mat Kivel’s melancholic psych-folk track holds to folk storytelling traditions, with an achingly sad love-tale that would be more at home in a blues tune, ‘Jamie sleeps in pools of blood in the tub miles from us.‘ Folk layered with a discordant jazz brass and blaring, smudged aural anomalies creates a track which is perhaps more of a psychological statement and art piece…

Stuart Lee curates ATP 2.0 Wales 2016 – more acts announced

Stuart Lee’s curating a festival in Wales next July dontcha know? ATP 2.0 Wales Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales 1-3 July 2016 tickets here Here’s an update on July’s event Ordinarily overseen by musicians, 2016’s All Tomorrow’s Parties line-up is hand-picked by acclaimed comedian, writer and renowned music enthusiast Stewart Lee, who joins the few…

Alarmist’s much anticipated debut ‘Popular Demain’ is a ‘genre bending groove fest’

Following the critical acclaim of ‘Pal Magnet’, Alarmist have released their most experimental and extravagant work to date in the shape of debut LP ‘Popular Demain’. From the word ‘Go’ it’s an onslaught of intricately layered harmonies fuelled by an energy that never fades; overwhelming the listener with mind bending transitions and breath taking sounds.…

Hear New Order’s single ‘Tutti Frutti’ from album ‘Music Complete’ set for release this fortnight

  Tutti Frutti is the latest single taken from ‘Music Complete’, New Order’s tenth studio album set for release this December 11 on Mute. As a band that’s influenced many other artists, from Johann Johannson to Goldfrapp, over the years, and with their self-imposed benchmark set during the eighties with hits such as ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’…

‘More thoughtful, heavier, more refined’ – SikTh describe new studio album – Opacities, out this week

SikTh have always experimented with their music, coursing through progressive metal, nu metal, math metal, rock, hardcore and more. Their sound is typically ferocious and new album Opacities is no exception, opening with the brutal onslaught that is Behind the Doors. The track’s guitars constantly evolve, creating a bedrock of intricate riffs for the duel…

Maudlin Strangers single ‘Gingerale’ with ‘visualette’ video

Maudlin Strangers single Gingerale 14 Oct 2015 (independent) Glam disco hooks meet dark dance-worthy indie in Maudlin Strangers’ new track Gingerale. The California based project is the brainchild of front man Jake Hays (no stranger to show business, being the son of Cherie Curie of 70s all girl alt-rock band Runaways and comic actor Robert Hays of Airplaine! fame). He writes and produces the music for the band, as well as creating…