Aphex Twin – ‘Syro’ album review

Angus Macleod/ October 21, 2014

Considering that 13 years have passed since Richard D. James released an LP under the pseudonym ‘Aphex Twin’, the prospect of an imminent follow up to 2001 release Drukqs would have seemed unlikely earlier this year. Yet when a blimp appeared over London decorated with Aphex Twins’ logo and the number ‘2014’, it was pretty clear what was to come. Days

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New Found Glory – ‘Resurrection’ album review

Eleanor Parkinson/ October 20, 2014

After having the same line-up for 17 years, some questioned whether New Found Glory’s new album ‘Resurrection’ would be unavailing after the controversial departure of guitarist Steve Klein last year. However, if there’s one way to show that you’re going to work just fine as a four piece, releasing an album as flawless as ‘Resurrection’ is definitely one. The album

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Dan Croll @ Rescue Rooms, 15/10/14

Gabriella Ahmed/ October 19, 2014

From my previous experiences, I have known not to come late to a gig. As I walked into the dark, grungy back room of Rescue Rooms, I could see that it was quite empty. All was to change quite soon, but this at least gave me the opportunity to wiggle near the front of the stage. Having come once before

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Alternative Week Finale @ The Bodega – 05/10/14

The Mic/ October 15, 2014

The first week of October brought us Punksoc, Rocksoc and Highsoc’s Alternative Week, which built up to an all day finale gig at Bodega. Split into two halves, the event saw no less than seven bands make their way to the venue to disturb the peace of a Sunday afternoon. First to perform was Alexander and the Christopher Hale Band, who

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Kye Alfred Hillig – ‘The Buddhist’ album review

George Haslem/ October 13, 2014

The Buddhist is the fourth album of the little known American singer songwriter Kye Alfred Hillig. Hillig began recording in 2012, and has increased in popularity and skill over this time. His latest album is his most solid yet, a collection of hauntingly reflective songs touching on subjects that most of us would rather block out and ignore. The songs come

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Alt J – ‘This Is All Yours’ album review

Aaron Brudney/ October 8, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed and Mercury Prize winning album ‘An Awesome Wave’ would have been difficult for the most established bands in England, let alone a band who only released their first album in 2012. But that is exactly what Alt-J have done with ‘This is All Yours’. Formed in 2007 in Leeds, the trio have continued to go from

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Jamie T – ‘Carry on the Grudge’ album review

Gabriella Ahmed/ October 7, 2014

After eagerly waiting for new material from London lad, he has emerged through the darkness to bring us probably his best work yet. The rawness of his atmosphere just makes him so loveable, in any form- what I like about this album. Carry on the Grudge is an emotionally damaged album, subtly hinting to what I can only imagine his life might

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The Family Rain – ‘Under the Volcano’ album review

Aaron Brudney/ March 20, 2014

Following a 2013 which saw them play Reading festival, open for Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks, and embark on their first UK headline tour, it’s fair to say that The Family Rain had started to create some anticipation ahead of their debut album, Under the Volcano. The three brothers from Bath, aka William, Ollie and Timothy Walter, released Under the

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St.Vincent’s self-titled new album

The Mic/ March 4, 2014

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is back with her 5th studio album. After receiving a mixed reception for her previous release, a collaborative album with David Byrne of Talking Heads fame (Love This Giant), St. Vincent had a point to prove. Produced by John Congleton (who has worked with Modest Mouse and R. Kelly), Clark has fashioned her

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Temples – ‘Sun Structures’ album review

Alex Orosa/ February 27, 2014

High praise from rock gods Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher, support slots with Kasabian, Suede and The Vaccines, and all without releasing an album; Temples have hardly taken their time to make their mark on the British music scene. A string of singles throughout 2013 have made this Kettering four-piece some friends in high places, but the walk must still

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