Album Review | Arms of Tripoli – ‘Dream in Tongues’

Dense, vibrant, and diverse is the opening track to Dream in Tongues by Los Angeles’s Arms of Tripoli. These initial impressions resonate throughout the album and eventually become common motifs

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Album Review | Jean Jean – ‘Symmetry’

One of the challenges for an instrumental band is assigning meaningful titles to otherwise wordless songs. After all, the song title may be the performers’ only opportunity to communicate the

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Album Review | Into It. Over It. – ‘Intersections’

While it should come as no surprise that Intersections is a tender and intimate album, Evan Weiss and Nick Wakim have managed to create a richer tapestry of sounds than

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Album Review | Native – ‘Orthodox’

What feels like just a few weeks ago, I was eagerly sinking my teeth into the hugely anticipated sophomore album from Derby’s Crash Of Rhinos, Knots… Now with the arrival

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Album Review | LITE – ‘Installation’

Creative direction is often a slippery slope for bands to maneuver around and hone in on. With hits and misses over the last few releases, LITE has finally nailed all

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Album Review | Gulfer – ‘Transcendals’

An album really speaks for itself when it can immerse a listener and make them feel as if they’re part of a large crowd, chanting and screaming their hearts out

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Album Review | The Strokes – ‘Comedown Machine’

When I heard there was a new Strokes album I must admit my first reaction was a bit apathetic. It seems a long long time now since Is This It

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Album Review | And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘All Hail Bright Futures’

The loss of a guitarist. Self-confessed bankruptcy. Cancelled tour. It’s clear that things have been far from rosy in camp ASIWYFA in the last year, but can the now-three piece

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Album Review | Tortuganónima – Self-Titled

Providing rich soundscapes that invite you to join in the celebration of plain good music, Chile-based Tortuganónima execute a seamless mastery in merging technical riffs and warm color schemes… It

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Album Review | Barrow – ‘Being Without’

Barrow are a screamo band, basically. Screamo is a pretty nebulous term, having been muddied and confused ever since the term was adopted by marketing execs somewhere around 2004… However,

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