Psychindustrial – Modern Stars (reviewed by Marcus Kittridge)

If The South Bank Complex or The Trellick Tower were reimagined in a musical form they might well sound like the opening track on this recording. Minimal, brutal but strangely beguiling, the sound emanates a genuinely solid and imposing personality. Although there is a cohesive aural thread running throughout, there are many forms emerging from... Continue Reading →

Star Rover – Star Rover (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At a place where post-rock meets ambient cinematics, where folktronica meets avant-garde pop, where adventurousness and experimentation are the order of the day, where sweetness and light trump more earnest and overegged musicianship, that's where you find this eponymous album from Star Rover. Although previous releases have already indicated the path that the band were... Continue Reading →

We Were Promised Jetpacks – signing and tour

Scottish rock mainstays We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced their signing to revered boutique record label Big Scary Monsters, alongside an enormous tour in the UK, Europe and US throughout September, October and November (full list of dates below).   Tickets go on sale on Friday 13th July via First emerging a group of 20-year-olds in 2009, with their exciting debut These Four... Continue Reading →

The Moral Crossing – AUTOBAHN (Reviewed by Thomas Haynes)

AUTOBAHN have created an ambitious album that comfortably sits beside the darker parts of Brian Jonestown Massacre with moments of purposeful hesitation that underpin the self-doubt and uncertainties inherent in understanding the moral crossing. _______________________________________________________ Something dark and near biblical lies at the heart of AUTOBAHN’s post-rock progressive second L.P. ‘The Moral Crossing’ Leeds based... Continue Reading →

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