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Fontaines D.C. at The Guardian

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Fontaines D.C. 5* review in The Guardian

This is the kind of songwriting quality that bands can take years to reach, or never reach at all: brilliant, top to bottom.
— The Guardian

Jaws at Dork

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Jaws featured in Dork

It’s been a long time coming. With the first material written for this new record dating back two summers ago, a lot has gone into making Jaws’ third album everything it could be.
— Dork

The Murder Capital at The Guardian

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The Murder Capital featured in The Guardian

The Murder Capital are outrageously exciting live. The young Dublin quintet’s brutal art-punk rock is thrilling on the edge of terrifying: new year fireworks in a metal tent.
— The Guardian

Marvin Gaye review in NME

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Marvin Gaye’s Your The Man was recently reviewed in NME.

The eerie parallels between 1972 and 2019 mean that this timeless, long-shelved record feels especially important...it’s a pleasure to listen to, inviting a new generation to connect with the legendary singer.
— Thomas Hobbs, NME


The Hold Steady at The Times

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The Hold Steady - live review at The Times.

On the first of three nights in London the Brooklynite band were as life-affirming as we have come to expect and the energy surged from the start.
— The Times

Theon Cross at Pitchfork

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Theon Cross album ‘Fyah’ reviewed at Pitchfork.

A player in Shabaka Hutchings’ Sons of Kemet and a key figure in London’s vital jazz scene, Cross brings new energy to the tuba, an instrument long neglected in jazz and its offshoots.
— Pitchfork

Charly Bliss at The 405

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Charly Bliss new single review at The 405.

Charly Bliss fully embrace their pop proclivities on ‘Capacity’, the first single from their new album.
— The 405

Guided By Voices at The Line Of Best Fit

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Guided By Voices album review at The Line Of Best Fit.

Sounding as looming and gargantuan as its title, Zeppelin Over China gladly takes the opportunity to delve deep into frontman and rock scholar Robert Pollard’s long-held “four Ps” theory - the notion that the key pillars of rock and roll are pop, punk, prog and psychedelia.
— The Line Of Best Fit

Field Medic at The 405

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Field Medic new album news at The 405.

Field Medic tackles crippling indecision on ‘henna tattoo’, the first single from his new album.
— The 405

Pedro The Lion at Drowned In Sound

Pedro The Lion album reviewed at Drowned In Sound.

Sonically, out of all the Pedro album’s, Phoenix is by far the most arena-sized in its scope. Even though a lot of his meanderings are rooted in the past, Bazan is keen to hold a mirror up to the notion of unapologetically maudlin nostalgia.
— Drowned In Sound

Fontaines DC at DIY

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Fontaines DC’s ‘Too Real’ - single review at DIY.

The foundation of Dublin punks Fontaines DC is based around their love of poetry. Inspired by Yeats, Joyce and their vibrant, ever-changing hometown, two worlds blend together gorgeously in their ramshackle guitar pop.
— DIY

Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam at Drowned In Sound

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Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam album review at Drowned In Sound.

The second half of the record is pure unadulterated joy, the accelerator pedal pushed down hard to the floor on ‘Mrs JR Hartley’ and ‘MK Ultra’. Punk rock in ethos and delivery, they capture the band’s live fury in all their glory.
— Drowned In Sound

Sarathy Korwar review in The Guardian

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Sarathy Korwar album review in The Guardian.

Jazz musicians have been borrowing from Indian music for more than half a century. Sometimes it was just the textures – the drones of the tanpura, the exotic patter of tablas, the zing of a sitar. Sometimes it was deeper...
— The Guardian

Bert Jansch at The Quietus

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Bert Jansch ‘A Simple Soul’ review at The Quietus.

From his first solo releases through his years with Pentangle and on to his equally brilliant late work – an elegant, rich compilation spanning Jansch’s whole life.
— The Quietus

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