Nov 28, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Since the universal acclaim that created 2002's incredible Neon Golden, it could easily be argued that the long-running German band The Notwist's audience has taken them for granted.  More

Nov 23, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

On their sixth album, Stay TogetherKaiser Chiefs follow in their frontman Ricky Wilson's footsteps with their own makeover. They emerge as an arena-ready '80s pop band along the lines of Simple Minds or Big Country.  More

Nov 22, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Making a shimmery pop album seems like the natural progression for Two Door Cinema Club, a band that's apparently been chomping at the bit to go full nu-disco for the last three years. More

Boxed In

Melt

Nettwerk

Nov 21, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

"Forget," is an odd title for Boxed In to give the best song on his new album Melt, considering the track has both a groove and chorus that are catchy enough to stay in your mind, and keep you humming along, long after you've finished listening to it.  More

Nov 18, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

In 1991, R.E.M. released the album that cemented their status as the former college radio favorites who became, for a few years, the biggest band in the world.  More

Nov 17, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

For the seminal Welsh band Super Furry Animals, genre is merely another tool to accentuate their big sound, laden with imaginative synths and heavily orchestrated guitars. They deserve credit for producing music that is endlessly interesting, fun, and surprising. More

MONO

Requiem for Hell

Temporary Residence

Nov 16, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Post-rock bastions MONO have always succeeded in forming swells of long form, spirit-purging orchestra that confronts upheaval. More

Nov 15, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

By her own admission, Julia Jacklin is a nostalgic soul. The danger of looking through a rose tinted lens for too long is that fatalism can take hold. More

Sad13

Slugger

Carpark

Nov 14, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz has never been afraid of tackling gender politics within her music. On "Raising the Skate," from last year's Foil Deer, Dupuis battled with the accepted narrative of women having to downplay talent for the sake of not being seen as overbearing or bitchy.  More