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Tomberlin review at The Observer

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Tomberlin review at The Observer

These 10 powerfully personal songs are in the main backed just by acoustic guitar and piano, and suffused with subtle melodies, which makes the occasional bursts of dissonance all the more potent...
— The Observer

Wojtek All About Jazz

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Wojtek reviewed at All About Jazz

Great tunes, infectious beats and rhythms, concise solos—around half the playing time is through-composed—striking ostinatos, lots of call and response and counterpoint in the arrangements, an atmosphere of passion and joie de vivre, and respect for tradition combined with a future-facing vibe.
— All About Jazz

Tancred new album review at Upset

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Tancred new album ‘Nightstand’ review at Upset

The result is a masterclass in pacing and storytelling, with Abbott orchestrating a world where pop and purpose live together in perfect harmony.
— Upset

The Get Up Kids at NME

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The Get Up Kids new EP review at NME

The Get Up Kids have announced new material – their first for seven years – in the form of a new EP and cracking new single ‘Maybe’.
— NME

Tancred new album news at DIY

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Tancred new album news at DIY

Her new collection ‘Nightstand’ is out on 1st June through Hand In Hive/ Polyvinyl and comes after Jess Abbott experienced a blossoming into a more confident person, but one that came with an unexpected side-effect.
— DIY

You Are Wolf album review at The Quietus

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You Are Wolf album review at The Quietus

Clear and bright, Kerry Andrew’s captivating voice is at the forefront of You Are Wolf’s new album, Keld, airy and eerie set of watery folk songs.
— The Quietus

Mildlife album review at The Observer

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Mildlife album 'Phase' reviewed at The Observer.

Here were four musicians on guitar, bass, drums and analogue synths pretending it was 1974 and that brown was the most kaleidoscopic colour.
— The Observer

Astrid Sonne album review at Drowned In Sound

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Astrid Sonne album 'Human Lines' review at Drowned In Sound

This is an excellent album, and should appeal to anyone interested in contemporary composition, avant-garde electronic music, or travelling between different worlds and zones.
— Drowned In Sound

Soho Rezanejad album review at The Quietus

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Soho Rezanejad album review at The Quietus

Rezanejad’s vocals – a heady mix of Nico’s monotone croon, the booming and unexpected inner strength of Zola Jesus and the idiosyncratic dexterity of Kate Bush – lends an resonance that is perfectly in sync with the electronic soundscapes and silences that form the bedrock of her music.
— The Quietus

Placebo concert review on Noisey

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Placebo concert review on Noisey.

The band’s sold-out London shows this week were a testament to how much they’ve mattered for more than 20 years.
— Noisey

Underwater Boys debut single at DIY

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Underwater Boys 'Everyone You Know' debut single at DIY

A pair of brothers - Tom and Nick Klar - Underwater Boys make hazy psych-pop that appears blissful on the surface but is underpinned by lyrical tensions.
— DIY

Craig Finn album review in The Guardian

Craig Finn 'We All Want the Same Things' album review in The Guardian

As ever, there are plenty of character studies – of lovers and barflies and drug dealers – but there’s also a sense of Finn mining his own past for narrative detail.
— The Guardian