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The Membranes

By • Jul 13th, 2019 • Category: Album review

You need to hand it to The Membranes, a band that has been making difficult, awkward, occasionally bewildering music since at least 1981.

Vanishing Twin

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Album review

About a month ago I was reading a feature on Vanishing Twin in the Metro papers’ ‘new band’ page in an article that made much of their bid to become the 21st century Stereolab

Cabinet Of Millionaires

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Single review

You might think one song about our soon-to be-replaced-PM would be enough


By • May 20th, 2019 • Category: Album review

Way back in the late 80s, Dinosaur Jr’s bassist went off and formed his own band

C Duncan

By • May 16th, 2019 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

2017’s album ‘The Midnight Sun’ established C Duncan as a musician whose work could comfortably stand alongside any of the dreampop greats whose music had inspired him.


By • May 7th, 2019 • Category: Single review

My promo of ‘OK’ informs me that I am listening to the “clean” version of the song

Richard Hawley

By • May 6th, 2019 • Category: Single review

Excuse the ignorance, but exactly who is Richard Hawley?

Fontaines D.C.

By • May 5th, 2019 • Category: Album review

Fontaines D.C.’s eloquent motormouth of a frontman Grian Chatten probably won’t thank me for saying this


By • May 5th, 2019 • Category: Single review

From Montreal, where there’s little to do of an evening

Magnetic Spacemen

By • May 4th, 2019 • Category: Single review

Everyone, really everyone, has lived in a house or flat that wasn’t as clean as they would’ve liked it