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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.”

Laurel Canyon – S/T


The grunge revival gets another reboot.

Emperor Zero – Nights Of The Hunter EP

Ramber Records/Sways

“Blossoming in adversity, beautiful melodies square off against the solemnity of the Old Testament, post-punk guitars soaring poetically from the noisy squalor”

Ballamona – Institutions EP

Ramber Records

“Manchester-based neo-industrial band take perverse pleasure in exploiting uneasy spaces”

Carlton Melton – Resemble Ensemble


“a statement quite unlike anything the Northern Californian woodsmen have done before”

The C.I.A. – Surgery Channel

In The Red

An electro-punk “drive-it-like-you-stole-it, sparking-on-the-rims vehicle for reckless fun”

Skull Practitioners – Negative Stars

In The Red

The Dream Syndicate’s Jason Victor gets hot and heavy alongside this set of general practitioners.