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Earth Tongue – Great Haunting

In The Red

Great Haunting is loud enough to be heard across oceans; take heed when it hits your shores.

Memo PST – S/T

In The Red

Memo PST is as if electronic music never happened.

The Oscillation – The Start Of The End

All Time Low

“feels like tipping over the event horizon with nought but a smiling captain and entropy for company.”

Universal Cell Unlock – Quasimodo The Streetsweeper

Psychic Sounds

There’s out-there and then there’s these Psychic Sounds

Meatbodies – Flora Ocean Tiger Bloom

In The Red

“broadens its church to embrace early 90s alt-rock”

The Blamers – Class Living


“on a mission to strip garage-rock back to its bare-bones”

Charles Moothart – Black Holes Don’t Choke

In The Red

“The man doesn’t just have serious history; the man is making history right now. “

Oestara / No Trophy – Split

Ramber Records

“Hazy afternoon sesh through to the streaking lights of the ride home from the afters”

Volksempfänger – Attack Of Sound

Cardinal Fuzz/Feeding Tube

“ten impeccable record-collection mash-ups”

Neil Meehan’s Albums of 2023

Another writer top 10.

Sub-Ed’s Albums & EPs Of The Year 2023

A top-100 list.

Tasting Notes 2024

Our tips for the year to come …

Lasael – Foghorn EP

Ramber Records

Disciples of the reformed-Swans school of noise-rock … Foghorn is a near-religious experience”

One Little Atlas – Wayfarer

Ramber Records

“skilfully done top to bottom, a huge and luxurious achievement”

Carlton Melton – Turn To Earth


“a full 120-minute odyssey too that displays the full range of Carlton Melton material”

Catatonic Suns – S/T

Agitated Records

“A popular (but not “pop”) take on rock, suffocating shoegaze and psych”

Woods – Perennial


“excellent new take on their summery psych-pop sound”

Osees – Intercepted Message

In The Red

“Thee Oh Sees are back to slay pretence and pretenders alike”

2023: Half-Term Report

The best of the year so far …

The Declining Winter – Really Early, Really Late

Home Assembly Recordings

“The instrumentation is an absolute treat. Each note feels considered, even agonised over.”