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Bombay Bicycle Club

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

Mmm.../Caroline International/Island

Jan 24, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

An ingratiating warmth washes over, and at times threatens to smother, Bombay Bicycle Club's fifth albumthe band's first since their loosely-defined hiatus from 2016 to 2018. The English four-piece took a surprisingly adventurous path to indie-rock fame in their first spell, evolving from spiky post-Arctic Monkeys rock to lush-indie pop over their first three albums.  More

Jan 23, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The debut effort from London-born singer-songwriter Kalim Patel under the pseudonym Khushi is a real slow burner. Perfect for January bluesmuch like last year's offering from his mentor and album mixer James BlakeStrange Seasons offers a strong running list of compositions that rumble, like sounds echoing around the forest of a dense Nordic winter.  More

Jan 22, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

There's a blindsiding brute force to much of Watch This Liquid Pour Itself, Kaya Wilkins' second record under the Okay Kaya moniker, and her first released on Jagjaguwar. More

Jan 21, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Forget the naysayers who'll tell you it was too polished and kitsch, the 1980s spawned some of the most innovative sounds in the history of music.  More

Jan 17, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Imagine creating a mixtape whereby it wasn't a case of simply selecting tracks, and deciding on the running order, but you actually began recording and producing a selection of much-loved songs enlisting the services of some of your favorite artists.  More

Jan 16, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It is an unmistakable fact that Bill Fay's rise to prominence in recent times is one of the greatest stories of contemporary music.  More

Jan 15, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

James Alex' ongoing, fireworks-beautiful, heartfelt and heart-worn tribute to Rock 'n' Roll & The Spirit of The Replacements (TM) reaches its potential peak here on his fourth full length (taking into account 2018's sometimes transcendent Quiet Slang record).  More

Pinegrove

Marigold

Rough Trade

Jan 13, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The fragrance of a marigold is anything but subtle. In fact, the flower's pungency is believed to have the strength to lure the dead back across the threshold to the living. Many of Evan Stephens Hall's songs on Pinegrove's third studio album, Marigold, seek that same path out of stasis and back to normalcy. More

Jan 10, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Georgia Barnes' second album was due to be released last summer. That was until she managed to secure a spot on the BBC Radio 1 A-List with her single "Started Out," a rare and bracing achievement for an independent dance producer, much less one that prefers to use exclusively analogue recording equipment, less still for a female artist that writes and produces in her own studio. More