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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

Agitated

“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

Agitated

“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

Woodsist

“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.”