Flyying Colours – Fantasy Country

They’ve tapped into the psych gaze genre in a big way. It is inherently part of their cheery sound, music for a long drive or a sunny day at the beach.

Chuck Johnson – The Cinder Grove

As The Cinder Grove progresses, the ambient aural paintings Johnson creates just keep getting richer in their (musical) palettes.

Stick Men feat. Gary Husband – OWARI

For me, Owari is a cliffhanger album that leaves us on a tightrope.

Anna B Savage – A Common Turn

A Common Turn showcases a very intriguing and talented artist who has made an incredibly bold, honest, beautiful, absorbing, and powerful debut.

7-11 Jesus – Tree Dream

A comfort blanket of an album, get your beers and snacks in, wrap yourself up in that couch fort and drift into these songs.

Anneke van Giersbergen – The Darkest Skies are the Brightest

Anneke has finally done something special to come outside her shell and revealing the true power of who she really is.

Old Growth – Mossweaver

Mossweaver will be the beautifully hand-crafted survival tool for any nature-loving metaller.

WaxFeet – Blues and Pinks

What Waxfeet has done is shuffle their musical deck of cards using their extensive experience to make it sound new, refreshing, and… relaxing.

Black Country, New Road – For the first time

Let’s hope we have a strong few years of this brilliant young band taking over the world… It’s Black Country out there.

Peace Chord – S/T

Danielson recollects here all the celebratory and traumatic events that he went through, and he doesn’t have to explicitly say, it, you can actually sense it in all the seven musical pieces here.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – New Fragility

There is much to enjoy with New Fragility despite the underlying current of angst and dark themes that inspired it’s creation.

Coffins / Depression – Split

Coffins and Depression have a mutual respect for each other and this split demonstrates that perfectly and fans of the purest and rawest forms of death metal will find plenty to love here and will salute both bands and their songs of sublime brutality.

Misotheist – For the Glory of Your Redeemer

The juggernaut vocals, powerful drums and frenetic stringwork all come together in one glorious way to create a cold, calculated atmosphere rich with head-banging ferocity and pensive moments to get lost in.

Claude – Enactor

An intriguing release that is in lockstep with the events of the past year, and all fans of minimalist dream pop and indie rock will enjoy it.

Nadja / Disrotted – Split

Sometimes, split releases make for odd bedfellows and on the surface this one falls into that category, but there are commonalities that make it work. Both Nadja and Disrotted are capable of transforming an atmosphere through sound and though they may use differing strokes and palettes, the two are equally adept when it comes to clarity of the outcome.

Coil – The Golden Hare With A Voice Of Silver (A Guide For Beginners – The Voice Of Silver / A Guide For Finishers – A Hair Of Gold

This was a soundtrack to nihilism. A hedonism born out of self obliteration. It’s carnivalesque. An embodying of the unsettled British mind.



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