Sep 21, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

For Villagers' Conor O'Brien, "folk" is more than just a genre of music. Rather, the music he creates with his project, Villagers (who have now released their fifth studio LP, The Art of Pretending to Swim), has shifted to embody an atmosphere far beyond the folksy proclivities of the group's first full-length, 2010's Becoming a Jackal. More



Invada/Temporary Residence

Sep 20, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

On only their third full-length in the last decade, Beak>, the Bristol trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow, meld their overt Krautrock obsessions with a slice of subdued psychedelia. Spotted with muffled, R. Stevie Moore-like vocals and bathed in warm, low electronica, >>> holds some of the band's most immersive and enveloping material to date. More

Sep 20, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

If there was any doubt over whether Californian punks Joyce Manor would continue in the poppy direction they were going in after 2016's Cody, there is surely none now on their latest effort Million Dollars to Kill Me. Their fifth album sees the band at their most straight-up pop/rock, but also at their most mature, aging their sound like a fine wine in comparison to their scrappy, beer-and-pizza soaked opening triad of records.  More

Sep 19, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

Attempting to guess where Richard Reed Parry might go with a solo album is a nigh on impossible task. He can play just about anything, as his work with Arcade Fire demonstrates, and he's worked with many artists over his career.  More

Sep 19, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Axel Willner, better known as The Field, is one of those acts who mastered his craft so quickly that he had completed the hard work almost immediately. His debut From Here We Go to Sublimeremains a recent landmark record not just in electronic music, but in general as a masterstroke of carving one's niche and exploiting it for all it's worth. More

Sep 18, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

With a pair of well-received, commercially viable albums in the shape of 2013's Bloodsports and 2015's Night Thoughts, London's often overlooked glam antidote to Britpop have turned what looked like a brief and beautiful comeback into an ongoing concern. More

Sep 18, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

We Were Promised Jetpacks have released a multi-headed monster of an album for anyone who cares to notice. And if you play this fourth full-length studio album by these Scottish rockers only once, you will certainly take notice. More

Sep 17, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

If you didn't know better, you'd think that Brisbane's The Goon Sax were lovable amateurs on the road to maturity. And there's some merit to thatthough still a jangly tangle of adolescent nerves, We're Not Talking bumps the trio into even brighter paisley territory as they explore the friction and ache of a couple's first breakup.  More

Sep 14, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

UK modern soul collective Jungle make suspiciously uncontroversial music. On their self-titled debut, their brand of moody mid-tempo funk was meticulously-crafted to soundtrack festival coverage and sports montages.  More