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IST IST – Protagonists

Kind Violence Records

Impressive 3rd outing from the Manc post-punks

Laurel Canyon – S/T


The grunge revival gets another reboot.

Last Days – Windscale


contemplative ‘soundtrack’ to the UKs worst Nuclear disaster

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”

Vague Lanes – Foundation and Divergence

Swiss Dark Nights/ n5Music

The bass men cometh

Hammock – Love in the Void

Hammock Music

a return to the glistening dreampop template

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.

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


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


suited and re-booted new album

Dry Cleaning – Stumpwork


“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


Ambient IDM worth the 12 year wait?