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Skull Practitioners – Negative Stars

In The Red

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


Gunslingers – Supreme Asphalt Doser

Cardinal Fuzz/Opaque Dynamo/Feeding Tube

“Not for the wary. Not really for the uninitiated. And certainly not for the fearful”


Yellow6 – A Change In The Weather.

Sound In Silence

High brow downtempo from the guitar King.


Black Swan Lane – Blind

Wanderland.

Latest album finds band mainstay coming back to himself.


Ludvig Cimbrelius – Love Letters From The Sky

Sound In Silence

“piano magic”


Pianos Become The Teeth – Drift

Epitaph Records

….carries that sense of a half-forgotten dream, fading beyond our grasp.


The Haunted Youth – Dawn Of The Freak

Mayway Records.

New Belgium sensations offer more than teen rebellion


The Wide – Smile

Echozone

suited and re-booted new album


Dry Cleaning – Stumpwork

4AD

“less than it parts nevertheless still had the stodge to satisfy”


The Anaesthetics – 1080

Gentlemen Recordings

post-punk leaning synthpop from The Netherlands


Boy Is Fiction – Deeper Than Static

n5MD

Ambient IDM worth the 12 year wait?


JARR – Talking About X

Sound In Silence

contemplative ambient project


Resplandor – Tristeza

Reptile Music

Peruvian shoegaze anyone?


Osees – A Foul Form

Castle Face

A Foul Form embraces DIY hardcore and scuzzy anarcho-punk in the same, loving way that King Gizzard did with thrash on Infest The Rats’ Nest


David Fielding – Northern Star

Blue Apple Music

Solo album from The Chameleons founder guitarist


oldboy – bloody

Agitated

“with an ear for a hook straight from the abattoir, it takes an oldboy to show the young’uns how it’s really done.”


Loner Deluxe – Hinterlands

Rusted Rail

“A really interesting album that fans of lo-fi alternative music will likely really enjoy.”


Test Card – Patterns

Sound In Silence

retro ambient success


Dion Lunadon – Beyond Everything

In The Red

“Splitting the difference between catchy noise-pop and effervescent garage-punk”


Slow Dawn – Into The Machine Haus

Cardinal Fuzz/Centripetal Force

“what Slow Dawn do differently is to play all your favourites all at the same time”