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Kai Whiston - No World As Good As Mine Album Review

Kai Whiston - No World As Good As Mine Album Review

Kai Whiston moves pretty fast. It was only last year that he properly announced himself as one of the best producers in electronic music today with his debut LP 'Kai Whiston B*tch'; a record that...

Review posted on 14th November 2019

Gloo - XYZ Album Review

Gloo - XYZ Album Review

Gloo is a new supergroup consisting of UK mystic-beat producers Iglooghost and Kai Whiston as well as nu-pop singer/producer BABii. Iglooghost's style is maximalist and full of conceptual scope, given that the bulk of his...

Review posted on 25th September 2019

Charli XCX - Charli Album Review

Charli XCX - Charli Album Review

Charli XCX is a name you'll have almost definitely heard due to her huge pop hits such as 'Boys', 'After The Afterparty' and 'I Love It' with Icona Pop. Aside from her mainstream success, she's...

Review posted on 20th September 2019

JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs Album Review

JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs Album Review

Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks, AKA JPEGMAFIA, is the Baltimore experimental/noise rapper/producer who got quite a lot of attention last year with his 'Veteran' album; a record that saw Hendricks tackling just about everything from the alt-right...

Review posted on 18th September 2019

Brockhampton - Ginger Album Review

Brockhampton - Ginger Album Review

If you're remotely into hip-hop, then Brockhampton is almost definitely a name you'll have heard in the last few years and even if you're not, you might've done anyway because of just how much the...

Review posted on 10th September 2019

Have Heart - The Stylus, Leeds 21.07.2019 Live Review

Have Heart - The Stylus, Leeds 21.07.2019 Live Review

If you've ever been remotely into 21st Century hardcore then it's most likely you know who Have Heart are, but for the uninitiated, they were one of the most key bands of the genre in...

Review posted on 2nd August 2019

BABii - HiiDE Album Review

BABii - HiiDE Album Review

Throughout the course of 2019, enigmatic UK singer-songwriter/producer BABii has been creating a buzz for herself ahead of the release of debut album 'HiiDE'. The singles have suggested the kind of tender alternative/nu-pop that evokes...

Review posted on 5th July 2019

Slam Dunk 2019 - Leeds, Temple Newsam Park Live Review

Slam Dunk 2019 - Leeds, Temple Newsam Park Live Review

Every year for over a decade now Slam Dunk festival has been a highlight in the UK mosher's year. Constantly growing, the festival has always managed to marry the best of the metal, punk rock...

Review posted on 28th May 2019

Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve Album Review

Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve Album Review

If you keep your ear close to the ground of underground hip-hop, then Injury Reserve is a name you've likely heard in the last few years. With their 2015 smooth and cool jazz-rap mixtape 'Live...

Review posted on 22nd May 2019

Injury Reserve - The Victoria, London 16.05.2019 Live Review

Injury Reserve - The Victoria, London 16.05.2019 Live Review

Injury Reserve have spent the last few years rising to the top of underground hip-hop and becoming one of the most exciting acts in the whole genre. Across their mixtapes, 'Live From The Dentist Office'...

Review posted on 20th May 2019

Four Tet - Alexandra Palace, London 08.05.2019 Live Review

Four Tet - Alexandra Palace, London 08.05.2019 Live Review

Kieran Hebden, AKA Four Tet, has spent the last two decades delivering some of the most blissful and smooth tunes in electronic music. Across records such as 'Rounds', 'There Is Love In You' and most...

Review posted on 15th May 2019

Slam Dunk 2019 Preview

Slam Dunk 2019 Preview

If you're the looking for best mosh party this summer, then look no further than Leeds' Slam Dunk festival. Celebrating it's 13th year in 2019, the rock festival has gone from strength to strength since...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th May 2019

Atari Teenage Riot - Islington O2 Academy, London 02.05.2019 Live Review

Atari Teenage Riot - Islington O2 Academy, London 02.05.2019 Live Review

Bands don't come much more crucial to a musical movement or moment in time as Atari Teenage Riot. Throughout the 90s, the Berlin-outfit spearheaded a new style of music known as 'digital hardcore' which essentially...

Review posted on 7th May 2019

Daughters - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 19.04.2019 Live Review

Daughters - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 19.04.2019 Live Review

Daughters come from the same zany time in hardcore that gave us the likes of The Blood Brothers and The Locust, gloriously bizarre bands that were just as loony as they were battering. However, whilst...

Review posted on 1st May 2019

Mogwai - Leeds Brudenell Social Club 07.09.17 Live Review

Mogwai - Leeds Brudenell Social Club 07.09.17 Live Review

Scottish post-rock pioneers Mogwai have been one of the genre's most key exports for over 20 years now. Across records such as 'Mogwai Young Team', 'Mr Beast' and 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will',...

Review posted on 29th September 2017

Iglooghost - White Gum Single Review

Iglooghost - White Gum Single Review

While we recently praised and are still worshipping Iglooghost's last single 'Bug Thief', we're now here to talk about latest song 'White Gum' from upcoming album 'Neo Wax Bloom'. Frankly, the hype is more than...

Review posted on 29th September 2017

Oneohtrix Point Never Good Time OST Album Review

Oneohtrix Point Never Good Time OST Album Review

Good Time is a crime-drama film directed by Joshua and Ben Safdie and starring Robert Pattinson as Connie. It is out now in the States and is yet to be released here in the UK....

Review posted on 24th August 2017

Iglooghost - Bug Thief Single Review

Iglooghost - Bug Thief Single Review

UK electronic artist Iglooghost has been one of the most game changing producers of recent times, maybe even thee most game changing. His EP's 'Chinese Nü Yr' and 'Little Grids' have established his sound as...

Review posted on 14th August 2017

Mattu - Lightwaves Album Review

Mattu - Lightwaves Album Review

Mattu is an upcoming UK producer who's sound can largely be described as wonky and seems to come from the same school of approach as that of Rustie or Hudson Mohawke, with his tracks usually...

Review posted on 9th August 2017

Visions Festival 2017 Review

Visions Festival 2017 Review

Various Venues, Hackney, London-5th of August 2017.Visions Festival is a yearly day-festival in Hackney, London that has a nice mix of different kinds of alternative music, be it dark electronica or twee indie. With the...

Review posted on 8th August 2017

Kai Whiston - Fissure Price EP Review

Kai Whiston - Fissure Price EP Review

Kai Whiston is a rising UK producer whose signature style is defined by erratic, freaking-out beats that are akin to chemicals having haywire reactions in a lab. Across records such as later year's 'Houndstooth' EP,...

Review posted on 21st July 2017

Sunn O))) - Leeds Stylus 19.07.2017 Live Review

Sunn O))) - Leeds Stylus 19.07.2017 Live Review

Drone-metal kings Sunn O))) have spent the last few decades building their legacy with records such as 'Black One', 'Monoliths And Dimensions' and most recently 2015's 'Kannon.' Across these records Sunn O)))'s sound has been...

Review posted on 21st July 2017

Green Day Sheffield Arena, 03.07.17 Live Review

Green Day Sheffield Arena, 03.07.17 Live Review

Green Day need little to no introduction, but just in case, here's a quick recap. Being arguably the most key band to pop-punk with their 90's records 'Dookie', 'Insomniac' and 'Nimrod' they became instant legends...

Review posted on 5th July 2017

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory Album Review

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory Album Review

Vince Staples is a Californian rapper who's displayed quite a lot potential in recent years. After a handful of mixtapes and EP's, he released his debut album, a double album, 'Summertime '06' in 2015. So...

Review posted on 27th June 2017

'68 - Two Parts Viper Album Review

'68 - Two Parts Viper Album Review

'68 is the latest project of Josh Scogin, former frontman of The Chariot and Norma Jean. However, with this duo's 2014 debut 'In Humor And Sadness', it was arguably the scene legend's finest work put...

Review posted on 20th June 2017

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Melt-Banana - Brudenell Social Club 14.06.2017 Live Review

Melt-Banana - Brudenell Social Club 14.06.2017 Live Review

Melt-Banana are one of the finest bands Japan has to offer as well as one of the finest bands in noise-rock and experimental music as a whole. For over 20 years now the outfit have...

Review posted on 15th June 2017

Field Day 2017 - Festival Review

Field Day 2017 - Festival Review

Field Day is a yearly London festival, which is on its 10th year now. The festival specialises in electronic music, hip-hop, pop, indie and some other things here and there. This year the festival has...

Review posted on 5th June 2017

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 - Festival Review

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 - Festival Review

Slam Dunk Festival has been a highlight of the year for moshers across the UK for over a decade now. Having started in 2005, just taking place at Leeds’ Millenium Square, the festival is now...

Review posted on 31st May 2017

Ho99o9 - United States Of Horror Album Review

Ho99o9 - United States Of Horror Album Review

Ho99o9 (pronounced 'horror') are a New Jersey experimental hip-hip outfit, who have been one of the ones to look out for in recent years. Across various EP's as well as 2015's 'Dead Bodies in the...

Review posted on 31st May 2017

Swans - Leeds Stylus 20th of May 2017 Live Review

Swans - Leeds Stylus 20th of May 2017 Live Review

Swans are arguably the kings of experimental music. Whether it be them rising to the top of the grim no wave scene in the early 80's, the as-weird-as-it-gets headf*ck of 'Soundtracks For The Blind' or...

Review posted on 23rd May 2017

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Tokyo Tea Room - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 30.11.2019 Live Review

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Upcoming releases: What's on our playlist for December 2019?

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Feeder - Rock City, Nottingham 20.11.2019 Live Review

Feeder - Rock City, Nottingham 20.11.2019 Live Review

For the Nottingham date of Feeder's Tallulah tour, you just know before it even starts that it's going to be a banging show.

Holy Moly & The Crackers - The Studio at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 31.11.2019 Live Review

Holy Moly & The Crackers - The Studio at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 31.11.2019 Live Review

Holy Moly & The Crackers journeyed down from their hometown of Newcastle Upon Tyne to play in Canterbury, where they thought they'd be playing to...

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