Summer 08

Because Music

Jul 28, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

It feels slightly wrong to praise Metronomy for a lack of pretentiousnessakin, almost, to Joe Satriani being minimalist or Liam Gallagher in tune. There probably isn't a single act that epitomises 2010s likeable-but-nothing-special Brit hipster music, but Metronomy are about as near as damn it.  More

Jul 27, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Any lover of music for its emotional healing powers would tell you that there are times when all you want to listen to, and all you can really handle right then, is transparency through a voice and a piano in the background. More

Alexis Taylor


Moshi Moshi

Jul 26, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Given how wonderfully dense and complex his best-known work with Hot Chip is, it is always surprising how relatively straightforward Alexis Taylor's work is when he goes it alone.  More

Floating Points

Kuiper EP

Luaka Bop/Pluto

Jul 25, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Under the Floating Points moniker, Sam Shepherd blurred the lines between classical composition, modern electronic production, and jazz experimentation on last year's debut ElaeniaMore

Jul 22, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

This is good. And some of it is very good. The trouble being that, production-wise, these songs want more power than they're given.  More

Jul 21, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Though now a more polarizing band than at any other time in their history (cue "that" Nick Cave quote getting pulled out at any available opportunity by haters), there's clearly still much love in the world for Red Hot Chili Peppers. More

Jul 20, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

It comes so close. Josh Davis's best album in at least a decade starts off with the excellent title track, a lush sounding landscape that's as pretty as anything he's ever done, and he follows that up with the killer "Nobody Speak" featuring Run the Jewels.  More

Jul 19, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

The pairing of Jarvis Cocker's sardonicism with another master storyteller, author Neil Gaiman (CoralineThe Graveyard Book) is pure genius. Cocker has written the music for the British television series, Likely Stories, based on four short stories by the award-winning Gaiman. More

Jul 18, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

The liner notes refer to The Soft Bounce as "a trip album in the wildest sense." With that in mind, expect this string of tunes from electronic duo Erol Alkan and Richard Norris to provide a change of scenery around every corner. More