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The best in Memphis synth-punk, direct from a crumbling future.
Kevin Burke investigates the 50th anniversary re-release of a psychedelic classic, the indispensable Think Pink by Twink
A diamond worth mining from the plethora of RSD releases, Dandy Warhols and Bebe Buell who do a blistering take on Femme Fatale
Strangers In A Strange Land return, backed by a supergroup and legandary producer Shel Talmy
An introspective bedroom-pop star grows up gracefully.
Writer Kevin Burke checks out the latest release by soulful-rockabilly songstress Imelda May
Jigsaw Seen vocalist Dennis Davison delivers a staggering musical statement with The Book Of Strongman
An innovative maverick fires up his exhilarating 1940s big band.
A new indie/retro-psychedelic rock ensemble has launched in the form of this Brighton, UK super-collective named Moon Attendant.
Acclaimed Brooklyn bluegrass/hip-hop trailblazers Gangstagrass take a stand on their latest socio-politically relevant album.
The Speedy Ortiz leader uncorks a bracing solo effort.
“The band may remind you of well known acts such as Chemical Brothers or Primal Scream. It is dance music that occasionally dips its toes in international waters, which ushers in a whole other layer of complexity to these grooves.”
An Americana heroine serves up prime leftovers.
Released on September 25th, a comprehensive box set celebrating the Safari recordings by The Boys
The piano genius in fine form, direct from a high-school auditorium.
Kevin Burke looks at the latest, live release from Suzanne Vega, along with the upcoming globally streamed shows .
Given Slettedahl’s tenure as a songwriter and bandleader with The 88, it’s hard to think of You Know You Know as the debut of a fresh-faced solo act. Consider him instead as a fresh-faced veteran, deploying his refined gifts for cartwheeling pop melodies and relatable characterizations.
On September 18th, the London-based Cesarians return with their third long player. Rachel Frieda, an album that continues their powerful hat trick of creativity.
On September 18th, Nowhere To Go But Everywhere is an album that springs to life, with a spirited collection of songs
An unsparing singer-songwriter gets back to basics, brilliantly.
Some legends never stop thrilling, and Ace Frehley does exactly that on Origins Vol.2
After a 33 year hiatus, legendary London-based outfit the Folk Devils return with new music
On September 18th, comes a 30th Anniversary edition of L7’s second cracker Smell The Magic.
Nils Lofgren gives fans a taste of the live shows they crave with an exceptional double live album called Weathered.
rene Peña today releases a version of “I Won’t Back Down” to benefit #RockTheVote
Tatiana DeMaria is a British musician currently based in New York. Her reworking of one of her older songs into an understated and emotive acoustic number is just more evidence of an artist who is keen to explore, re-invent, change and challenge their own work, and that is a very exciting prospect indeed.
Cherie Currie & Brie Darling return with a new single, a cover of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun in aid of the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation
Legendary Australian outfit The Apartments return with a brilliant piece of work titled In And Out Of The Light
Kevin Burke looks at the much welcome reissue of The Delta Sweetie by Bobbie Gentry
Big Joanie release an exceptional new single through Third Man Records, a cover of the Solange track “Cranes In The Sky”
On August 28th, Toots And The Maytals release their first album in ten years Got To Be Tough, the right album at the right time
EP2, further realizes cindygod’s potential for icky goth pop, confidently delighting in the dark hallways they began exploring with last year’s demos.
On October 9th, Jessie Wagner releases her debut album Shoes Droppin. An album that oozes of talent, and the hunger to succeed
Released August 14, Blonde On The Tracks is an album that is raw with emotion, as Emma Swift investigates the music of Bob Dylan
On the 21st of August, The Waterboys release a new album. Good Luck, Seeker is a release that the world needs right now.
Despite the classic standing of the original work, Alone Together Again is essential listening for Mason’s audience. Fans will enjoy having this creatively reimagined album as a bookend to a catalog spanning five decades.
On August 29th, in the first wave of RSD 2020, comes something really special, a double ‘A’ side single featuring legendary bands The Vaselines and The Pooh Sticks
With varying levels of savvy interplay, plenty of evocative melodies, and styles drawn from around the globe, Camper Van Beethoven guitarist Greg Lisher’s imaginative writing and playing tell a range of stories without the need for words.
“Kursaal Flyers were an integral element of the ‘Thames Delta’ music scene emerging from the late 60s clubs into the bright lights of the 1970s pop world. Alongside contemporaries, and in some cases old schoolmates, in bands such as Dr Feelgood and Eddie & The Hot Rods, the Kursaal Flyers (named after a Southend amusement park carnival float) were a regular fixture on the Pub Rock and College circuit of 70s Britain.”
Kevin Burke looks at what fans can expect from the upcoming deluxe issue of Lou Reed’s classic New York album.
The Man in Black, looking back and still memorable.
On September 4th, The Rolling Stones unleash a much expanded deluxe issue of their ’73 classic Goats Head Soup
Fire Tiger have just released their latest All The Time, an album of old school sounds mixed with modern attitudes
Prolific Minneapolis singer/guitarist Israel’s 16th LP since 1998 dispenses with some of the previous album’s diverse, uncharacteristic stylistic progressions in favor of a more consistent, unwavering approach.
Two old masters take a leisurely stroll through an imaginary past.
The posthumous second album by Australian songbird Eliza Jaye, Middle Child, lands September 8th
Pale Blue Moon are set to unleash their first long-player, The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out, a staggering mixture of old school rock and goth