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Review // Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’

  It’s here! We all made it! We all lived to see the day when a Wolf Alice album was dragged into the world; screaming along to the refrain of ‘Fluffy’. Yes, ‘My Love Is Cool’ is here to test … Continue reading

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Review // HEALTH – ‘Stonefist’

About a month ago the LA based electro-punk noise makers released ‘New Coke’, the first track from their forthcoming third album ‘Death Magic.’ It was a a mind blowing, intense and industrial smack in the face. Their next single ‘Stonefist’ also … Continue reading

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Review // Girlpool – ‘Before The World Was Big’

  Throwing blanket assumptions onto bands are always something that can irk and irritate bands and fans alike. But good golly am I about to envelop Girlpool, in an Ikea double duvet sized set of LOVE. This Wichita released debut album … Continue reading

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Review // Warpaint by Warpaint

The world has changed a lot since Warpaint last meandered over the pond from LA to deliver us their hearts and souls on The Fool in 2010. TVs are 3d, Justin Beiber is even more annoying and Kanye had a … Continue reading

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Review // Troumaca – ‘The Grace’

    In the past year or so, Birmingham seems to have had a thing for spawning hipster-boybands: four or five blokes that look like they have tumbled through Beyond Retro’s sale rail and come out the other end singing … Continue reading

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Review // Big Deal – ‘June Gloom’

  London duo Big Deal released their cute, delicate, yet slightly grungy debut album Lights Out in 2011, now they’re back with their new album June Gloom on Mute Recordings. Is this Rory Attwell produced album a natural progression of their first album? Yes, … Continue reading

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Review // Is Tropical – ‘I’m Leaving’

  It feels like a long time since London three piece Is Tropical released their debut album Native To on Kitsuné in Summer 2011. Recently the band finally emerged from a busy touring and recording schedule with stella new single ‘Dancing Anymore’ with a … Continue reading

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Review // Kurt Vile – ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’

After the longest winter in the UK in a very long time, spring finally seems to be upon us – everyone is starting to eat ice lollies and feel a bit relieved and Philadelphian singer / songwriter has provided you … Continue reading

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Review // Flying Lotus – Until ‘The Quiet Comes’

Despite ‘difficult second album syndrome’ being the death strike on many bands, so by having even made it to four records already sets Flying Lotus apart from most. FlyLo’s back once again with Until The Quiet Comes to remind us all … Continue reading

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Review // The xx – Coexist

  When it all boils down, The xx are all about sex. The Sexx. Sure, there’s ladles of desire, want, and desperation, but they’re a band that both physically and sonically relish closeness. With a scatter of sounds, they encapsulate moments … Continue reading

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Review // Marina & the Diamonds – ‘Electra Heart’

  In the words of Marina Diamandis herself, “welcome to the life of Electra Heart.” If you have no idea who Electra Heart is yet, you have some catching up to do!   Electra Heart is the title of Marina … Continue reading

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Review // Xiu Xiu – ‘Always’

  Xiu Xiu are not the easiest band in the world to listen to. The frank honesty of Jamie Stewart’s lyrics and the haunting vocal delivery allows the broaching of taboo subjects to sound earnest, and as far away from … Continue reading

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