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Black Belt Eagle Scout at Loud and Quiet

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Black Belt Eagle Scout album review at Loud and Quiet

...a large part of the album acts as a meditation on her life and identity at this point in her life, especially on ‘Indians Never Die’, a song about the destruction of her ancestral land.
— Loud and Quiet

Idles at NME

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Idles on Jools Holland ‘Best Moments’ at NME

Cacophonous and chaotic, batshit but brilliant, it was a run-through of pro-immigration anthem ‘Danny Nedelko’ that felt like history in the making.
— NME

The Molochs at The Quietus

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The Molochs ‘Flowers In The Spring’ album review at The Quietus

The Molochs are nonetheless a striking proposition, for two reasons: their spectacularly caustic wit; and their refined ability to chisel away at a song until it is sharp, sinewy and instantly catchy.
— The Quietus

Camel at The Daily Express

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Camel live review at The Daily Express

The searing synthesized siren wail of opener Aristillus heralded a majestic first-half run through of their entire Moonmadness album.
— The Daily Express

Mothers at Loud And Quiet

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Mothers album review at Loud And Quiet

Variegated textures come with jagged rhythm guitars and heavy percussive lines; the polyrhythmic influence is evident on tracks like ‘PINK’ with a brilliantly thunderous mesh of pedals and distortion.
— Loud And Quiet

IDLES at NME

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IDLES new album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ - 5 star review at NME

The fun punks’ second album is an instant classic, one that people will turn to in times of need for years to come.
— NME

Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet at Stereogum

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Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet - album review at Stereogum

Their version of “Theme de Yoyo,” probably the most aggressive, funkiest thing the Art Ensemble ever recorded, is great; the horns jump and shout, as the rhythm section repeatedly devolves from an airtight groove into brief interludes of free jazz chaos.
— Stereogum

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