Music Reviews

Meanwhile Back In Communist Russia - My Elixir: My Poison

Second time around for intense Oxfordshire post-rock quartet

Near The Knuckle

Imagine you're combing the racks of your favourite cool record store, one of those sub-High...

The Divine Brown - How The Divine Brown Saved Rock'n'Roll

Noisy rock from south London foursome named after Hugh Grant's BJ buddy

Supersilent - Supersilent 6

Enigmatic Norwegian improvisational collective

Athlete - Vehicles And Animals

Polished, insubstantial debut from Deptford quartet

Air & Baricco - City Reading: Tre Storie Western

Parisian duo soundtrack a reading of Italian novelist's westerns


Reformed punk icons' first since 1999's Modern

Appleton - Everything's Eventual

Better-than-expected debut from All Saints sisters

GD Luxxe - The 21st Door

Austrian dark-tech recreating classic New Order sound

Short Cuts

Also released this month...

The Yardbirds - Birdland

Seminal '60s rockers spread wings again

Dancing In The Dark

"Hooligan house" is an inadequate term to describe the scope of this remarkable album from Tom...

Chris Whitley - Hotel Vast Horizon

Respected Texan troubadour's eighth album

Markus Holler - Achin' For Summer

'Lost' English power pop album from early '90s featuring Rick "Orgone Box" Corcoran

Anders Parker - Songs In A Northern Key

First UK release for NYC singer/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist responsible for immortal The Moray...

Dave Dulake - Butterfingers

Bewildering debut album from Southend-based oddball

Whitehouse - Bird Seed

Whitehouse now comprise just William Bennett and Philip Best, but the title track of what may be...

Lyle Lovett - Smile

Tenth album from actor, singer and one-time Mr Julia Roberts

50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

Former boxer 50 Cent already has a bloody history, having been stabbed in his studio in 2000 and...

The Red Thread - After The Last

Promising debut from Bay Area moodsmith Jason Lakis


Editor's Letter

The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015

Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.