Album of the Week
Cloud Rap duo Main Attrakionz stream 'Bossalinis & Fooliyones' album here

Cloud Rap duo Main Attrakionz stream ‘Bossalinis & Fooliyones’ album here

Main Attrakionz hail from the west coast of the US – north Oakland, to be precise – so you can forgive them for sounding somewhat laid-back. In fact, the hip-hop duo are one of the main proponents of cloud rap – that hazy, drugged-out production-style that’s been working wonders for the likes of A$AP Rocky...
Tame Impala 'Lonerism' album stream - listen

Tame Impala ‘Lonerism’ album stream – listen

For someone who says he spent a whole heap of time in his bedroom in Perth, which boasts of being the most isolated city in the world, Kevin Parker has attracted a pretty starry bunch of fans: the Flaming Lips, Mark Ronson and Noels Gallagher and Fielding all count themselves as adherents. Next week the...
Hot Chip - In Our Heads: Album stream

Hot Chip – In Our Heads: Album stream

Hot Chip’s fifth album is a multi-coloured riot of electro, funk and pop – and possibly their best yet. Produced by the band themselves, it’s designed for the dancefloor yet never feels short of gigantic pop melodies. Listen here.
Public Image Ltd: This Is Pil – review

Public Image Ltd: This Is Pil – review

The legendary band that deigns to return to active service usually deals in familiarity: they sell records and gig tickets by reaffirming what their audience already knows. PiL’s new album both recalls their glory days and contradicts them at the same time – but then that’s John Lydon all over! Read review.
Richard Hawley delivers a masterpiece in 'Standing At The Skys Edge' - full album stream here.

Richard Hawley delivers a masterpiece in ‘Standing At The Skys Edge’ – full album stream here.

The Sheffield guitarist / singer-songwriter / producer does something of a stylistic about-face without sacrificing any of his unique appeal. Read a 5 star rating review here whilst listening to a full album stream.
Alabama Shakes - debut album 'Boys & Girls'

Alabama Shakes – debut album ‘Boys & Girls’

The most talked about band in the world right now is undoubtedly Alabama Shakes, the small-town Athens, Alabama outfit who’s fans include Adele, Jack White, Bon Iver & Russell Crowe, have just released their debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ and it’s just about the best debut record we’ve heard in a long long time. It is not the...
The Roots 'Undun' MX album review

The Roots ‘Undun’ MX album review

  The Roots – ‘Undun’ ★★★★ Imagine you’re a street criminal, making your fortune by hurting people. You wake up one day, dead on a morgue slab. It’s the perfect time to reflect, no ? Absolutely say US hip-hop/soul group The Roots. The band’s first concept album tells the life story of Redford Stephens (1974-1999)...
Kate Bush: 50 Words For Snow - Review

Kate Bush: 50 Words For Snow – Review

With her tenth studio album about to be released and with critics unanimous in it’s praise,  The guardian’s Alexis Petridis gives us his thoughts on the eclectic Kate Bush and her new album ’50 Words For Snow’. Read article here.
Florence + the Machine - 'Ceremonials' - Mx album of the week

Florence + the Machine – ‘Ceremonials’ – Mx album of the week

The pressure of producing a decent follow-up album is no greater than when the debut sold and charted exceptionally well. And in Florence Welch’s case, the pressure was immense – ‘Lungs’ went either gold or platinum in nine countries and saw the flame-haired, indie-pop nymph become one of the most respected musicians to come out...
Mike Scott returns with a new Waterboys album - 'An Appointment With Mr. Yeats'

Mike Scott returns with a new Waterboys album – ‘An Appointment With Mr. Yeats’

Mike Scott returns with a new Waterboys album, ‘An Appointment With Mr. Yeats’, and you can listen to it in full and read Mike’s track by track guide here. He describes it as a culmination of a 20-year-old dream to “recontextualise the work of Ireland’s most venerated poet, WB Yeats, by singing his words against...
The Red Hot Organization release album 12 'Red Hot + Rio 2'

The Red Hot Organization release album 12 ‘Red Hot + Rio 2′

The Red Hot Organization have released their 12th ‘AIDS awarness’ compilation album Red Hot + Rio 2, a contemporary take on the late 60′s Brazilian Tropicalia movement. First founded as King Cole Inc. by Leigh Blake and John Carlin, Red Hot was established in 1989 in responce to the devistation wrought by AIDS on a...
Wagons release brilliant new album 'Rumble, Shake & Tumble' - Video

Wagons release brilliant new album ‘Rumble, Shake & Tumble’ – Video

Wagons release their highly anticipated follow up to 2009′s critically acclaimed The Rise & Fall Of Goodtown. Available now, Rumble, Shake & Tumble continues frontman Henry Wagons love affair with the very best of country musics’ masters. It’s hard not to mention Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willy Nelson and even Nick Cave – because he...