Fister / TEETH – Split

Fister / TEETH – Split

Both bands are on top form here. TEETH show up to the brawl knuckle-dusted, guns blazing, ready to follow much-more hyped-up underground barbarians Fister. This split is a blast to listen to. – By Al Necro

JOY – Ride Along!

JOY – Ride Along!

The blistering abandon of JOY could only really come from the West coast of America where life is a little more free. Peerless heavy psych from a thriving scene. – By Martyn Coppack

Electric Citizen – Higher Time

Electric Citizen – Higher Time

There is little here you have never heard before, but that doesn’t matter: when fuzzy classic rock is done as well as this, you’d almost be tempted to build a time machine. – By Matt Butler

Blaak Heat – Shifting Mirrors

Blaak Heat – Shifting Mirrors

If you go in expecting any musical epiphanies you may be disappointed, but for a fun jaunt into the world of heavy prog tinged with an Arabian mentality then you can’t go far wrong. Unusual may be an apt word. – By Martyn Coppack

Bright Curse – Before The Shore

Bright Curse – Before The Shore

I have been hard pressed to listen to anything else for the past month or so. Do yourself a favor and listen, or get left behind on a band who can occupy so many facets of hard rock. – By Lance Turner

Oliver Coates – Upstepping

Oliver Coates – Upstepping

With his new mini-album Upstepping, cellist Oliver Coates consolidates his position as an innovative experimentalist and sound artist with a collection of tunes that use the instrument for both melody, percussion and sheer noise. Ultimately though, it’s his incisive compositional skill that makes this album of mostly dance-oriented tracks so satisfying. By Will Pinfold

Mask Of Bees – Beta

Mask Of Bees – Beta

One of the most innovative, well crafted and downright catchy albums I’ve had the privilege of wrapping my ears round this year. It turns out that I’m a big fan of drowning saxophones, seas of wild riffs and viking war-cries. By Ed Sprake

Festival Preview: Dunk! 2016

Festival Preview: Dunk! 2016

Magda gives us a look some of the goodness to come at this year’s Dunk! Festival.

An Echoes And Dust Guide To… Jean-Michel Jarre (Part #2)

An Echoes And Dust Guide To… Jean-Michel Jarre (Part #2)

In the second part of his deep dive in to the work of Jean-Michel Jarre, Dave Cooper takes the story from 1981’s Magnetic Fields album through to his spectacular performances at London’s Docklands in 1988.

Live: Gnod & Barberos, The Buyers Club, Liverpool. 30th April 2016

Live: Gnod & Barberos, The Buyers Club, Liverpool. 30th April 2016

“Gnod are seemingly the perfect band for our time, capturing the zeitgest and taking no prisoners, that is how it’s fucking done.” – Chad Murray gets a hard reboot from Gnod in Liverpool.

Cate Le Bon – Crab Day

Cate Le Bon – Crab Day

Cate Le Bon’s Crab Day is a strange haunted doll’s house of an album; tackling her elusive subjects with a disarmingly childlike apparent directness, the album feels both alien and familiar, intimate and yet distant. While a little uneven, its moments of emotional significance outweigh the more twee elements and even at its least essential it reiterates just what an expressive singer Cate Le Bon has become. By Will Pinfold

10 Waves of You – Sail

10 Waves of You – Sail

Incredible melodies, deep lavish atmospherics and magical layers of sound that blend to hit the senses just right. By Dave Guzda

Launch Event: Opeth Beer Launch at Northern Monk Brew Co.

Launch Event: Opeth Beer Launch at Northern Monk Brew Co.

Adam Robertshaw was one of the lucky few that got to attend Opeth’s latest beer launch in Leeds last week and grabbed a few words with guitarist Fredrik Akesson.

Concussive​ / ​Endless Swarm – Split

Concussive​ / ​Endless Swarm – Split

This split is over and done before you know it, like a barrage of machine gun fire. I would highly recommend this to anyone who fucks with powerviolence. – By Berns von Bernington

Christopher Bell – Rust

Christopher Bell – Rust

Cellist Christopher Bell’s Rust is an album of rough, richly atmospheric songs with a vibrant, archaic feel. More of a showcase for his songwriting skills than a virtuoso display of experimental cello techniques, it’s a collection of songs with an organic, bluesy charm; but its reference points are sometimes a bit too obvious. By Will Pinfold

Mother Feather – Mother Feather

Mother Feather – Mother Feather

The very best way to hear Mother Feather would be to hear them, unannounced, on the radio, for if you have a single pop-loving bone in your body you will fall for their irresistible tunes. – By Chris Ball

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