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System Exclusive – S/T

Castle Face

“11 poppy synth-punk offerings coming on more like 2002 than 2022”

Parker Sprout – Milk In The Sun

Moon Glyph

“Sprout has a real knack for lazy-days slacking, dressing his summery creations in odd clothing for fun”

The Angered Wrecks – Bennies, Booze And R&R 1981

Cardinal Fuzz/Feeding Tube

“The Angered Wrecks were as keen on hardcore, 60s garage and proto-metal as they were The Stooges”

The Janitors – Noisolation Sessions Vol. 2

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud

“The Janitors are hard to shift from a decent groove when they burrow in deep”

[sic] Writer Lists – Neil Meehan’s Albums Of 2021

The latest of our writer lists.

Sub-Ed’s Albums & EPs Of The Year 2021

A top 100 list from the [sic] sub-ed.

Tasting Notes 2022

Our tips for the year to come.

First Glances – Solway

“A Siren call to the likes of Ólafur Arnalds, [this] is a mini masterpiece.”

American Cream Band – Dark Hemisphere

Moon Glyph

“Dark Hemisphere may be far out but, in an alien kind of way, it’s almost welcoming too.”

The Oscillation – Untold Futures

All Time Low

“It’s no small step forward either; it’s a giant leap into the uncharted for the artist.”

Meatbodies – 333

In The Red

“Ubovich is at his best when letting rip with face-melting fuzz”

Nolan Potter – Music Is Dead

Castle Face

“Music clearly isn’t dead, but Potter is one of those that believes punk definitely killed it.”

Mark Tester – Oblivion Rhythms Revisited

Moon Glyph

“an invite inside the inner circle, a portrait of the artist as a young man, a man today, and a man of the near future”


Ramber Records

“middle ground between melancholy New Wave electro and Balearic bangers”

The Limiñanas & Laurent Garnier – De Película

Because Music

“A hell of a trailer, the nostalgic De Película whets the appetite for a movie that’ll sadly never be.”

First Glances – Patrick T. Davies

“The heir apparent to the mayor of Chickentown”

A Place To Bury Strangers – Hologram EP


“antisocial gloom colliding with Goth and metallic noise at high speed”

First Glances – Autosuggestion

“the latest flagbearers of the neo post-punk movement”

Cubs – Rivers Of Amber/Frozen Waterfall

Rusted Rail Records

“an eclectic and uplifting collection of songs that genuinely describe organic Irish music.”

2021: Half-Term Report

The best of the year so far + Spotify playlist.