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Under The Influence with Drew from Often The Thinker

We only became aware of Often The Thinker with the release of this year’s magnificent Better Part Of Vice but 1st December 2017 marks the 10th anniversary since the release of their first album History. To mark the occasion they’ve set their entire cat …

Wound – Clinomania

Clinomania is an album that lives up to its name; whether blissfully killing a Sunday chilling bed, totally wired in the bunk with friends or paralysed with dread chained to the furniture, this album chose a befitting sobriquet to unveil to us some of the brilliance of Wound.

Lee Ranaldo – Electric Trim

With Electric Trim, Lee Ranaldo brings together the experimental and traditional aspects of his songwriting in an album which is perfectly balanced and extremely accessible. It’s an excellent, accomplished record, which nevertheless could perhaps do with just a little of the raucous noise of his Sonic Youth days.

Falls of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial

It’s multifaceted and memorable, but above all completely absorbing.

Palm Reader, Toy Mountains

Palm Reader, Toy Mountains The Black Heart, London, 14.02.17 Photos by Angelique Le Marchand

Preview : Dunk!Festival 2017

Dunk is back for its thirteenth year with one of its most incredible line-ups yet, with a mix of some of the most famous and respected bands in the industry performing side by side with a collection of the world’s most promising up and coming post-rock bands.

Uniform Choice – Screaming For Change

Southern Lord and the band themselves should be applauded for bringing this classic album back out and allowing it to be heard once again as it should be heard. Turn up loud, embrace and enjoy.

Exclusive track première: SardoniS – Ruined/Decay

We’re proud to present an exclusive stream of the track ‘Ruined/Decay’, which is the fourth track on ‘III’, the new album by Belgian two man instrumental sludge battalion SardoniS.

Exclusive track première: Treha Sektori / RM74 / BARST – With Sermons

We’re proud to present an exclusive stream of the track ‘With Sermons’, which is the third and last track on ‘Tri Muerti’, a unique dark ambient and drone collaboration between France’s Treha Sektori, Switzerland’s RM74 and Belgium’s BARST.

Exclusive track première: All We Expected – We’re Not Born To Live Like Brutes

We’re proud to have an exclusive stream of the All We Expected post-metal track ‘We’re Not Born to Live Like Brutes’, which will be released in September on their split with Raum Kingdom.

Exclusive Album Stream: Stern – Bone Turquoise

Ahead of its release date we’re very proud to present the exclusive stream of ‘Bone Turquoise’, the new album by Brooklyn based avant-garde band Stern, which includes members of Kayo Dot.

Exclusive track première: Luminous Bodies – Man’s Milk

We proudly present the exclusive première of ‘Man’s Milk’, the opening track of the self-titled début album by the double drumming London based rockers Luminous Bodies.

Single File: June 2014

Some cracking new music in June’s singles submissions. Our panel have painstakingly trawled through them & here’s the best of them just for you.

Single File: May 2014

Every month we are going to compile a bunch of the singles we get sent and get a panel of our writers to listen to them & the ones that everyone likes the most get in to our monthly playlist. Here’s May’s, see what you think.

Live: Denovali Swingfest – Village Underground & Cafe OTO, London. 19 & 20 April 2014

“Disorientating more than disarming, Köner’s status as one of the world’s top current sound artists made him the perfect choice to close such an esoteric festival, one that I hope much returns to London in 2015.” – Benjamin Bland

Silo – Work

A collection of discordant and distorted digital soundscapes that welcome you with open arms, as long as you have an open mind that’s ready to be rewarded. By Stephen Clarke

Black Light Brigade – Black Light/Black Heat

It is at times brilliant, always harrowing and occasionally painful. By Aidan Hehir

Radstewart – Wiccans & Beatlemancers EP

If you like twee indie music with “smart” lyrics you will love this band. By Martyn Coppack

Wolves Like Us – Black Soul Choir

Most of the eleven tracks on offer essentially float by without really catching the attention on the first few listens. By Andrew Rawlinson

North Atlantic Drift – Resolven

If you’re in any way a fan of ambient-post rock music, don’t let Resolven pass you by. By Daniela Patrizi

The Men – Campfire Songs

In making this album, The Men have opened up further avenues of travel on their musical journey and it will be interesting to see where they head next. In the meantime enjoy this, it’s a perfect antidote to the closing in of winter. By Martyn Coppack

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