Releases

The Black Keys, “Bullet In The Brain”, Single. Out June 30 2014.

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black-keys 75The new single from The Black Keys’ album “Turn Blue” is a continuation of the American rock duo’s transition away from their raw, blues-influenced beginnings. While those roots are still the cornerstone of their sound, this new release feels even more adventurous and liberated than 2011’s “El Camino”. The combination of synth and high end [...]



Pole Folder & Simon Latham announce Human EP with GusGus Remix

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xyz-music-review-75    Next up on the Electronical Reeds label is Pole Folder, one of the foremost artists in his native Belgium, in association with Simon Latham. They serve up two fantastic tracks that come backed with four equally excellent remixes! Pole Folder (pictured) – a tremendous DJ and live performer – runs his own Reworck [...]



Mais Um Discos, “Rolê: New Sounds of Brazil”, compilation album. Out June 24 2014.

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role-75As the eyes of the world turn to Brazil, there is a tidal wave of new releases showcasing the country’s musical side. But unlike the tired collections of bossa nova and favela funk that have become clichéd soundtracks to the World Cup, this new collection from Mais Um Discos is a refreshing sign that Brazil’s [...]



Reader review, Portugal. The Man, “Evil Friends” out now.

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ptm 75Portugal. The Man. Neither Portugese, nor a man, but a five piece psychedelic rock outfit from Wasila, Alaska. “Evil Friends” marks the bands seventh (count it, seventh) album since their formation in 2005. That’s nearly one album a year, not to mention the EP’s and short films the band have released. Oh, and make sure [...]



Reader review, Comfort “SPLASHH”, out now.

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splash pack shot75For a band formed in early 2012, SPLASHH have done remarkably well for themselves. Having released only a couple of singles and a handful of free downloads prior to their début album Comfort, the multi-national quartet (hailing from New Zealand, Australia and merry old England) already have over 12k likes on Facebook and over 5k [...]



Reader review, Capital Cities “In A Tidal Wave of Mystery”

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capital cities 75With the roaring success of Daft Punk’s blistering return to grace, “Random Access Memories”, the world has had the chance to prepare itself for a wave of chilled music that will engulf Summer’s shore and what’s not to love about that? Bathed in ridiculously over the top slap bass, funky syncopated guitars and copious amounts [...]



Reader’s review – The Hurry and the Harm – City and Colour

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the hurry 75‘The Hurry and the Harm’ is the fourth studio album from Dallas Green under his more popular moniker, City and Colour due to be released on June the 4th. Fans of previous City and Colour albums won’t feel abandoned by Green’s grander and more vivid imaginings of his blend of country, folk and blues while [...]



Review – IV EP – The 1975 – Out now

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1975-75The cunningly titled fourth (IV) EP from Manchester’s own The 1975 has arrived for review. With four, sort of, new tracks prior to the bands first full length album, due to be released in September. I say sort of new tracks, because the standout single from the EP “The City” is a re-release from their [...]



Reader review, Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper

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acid 75  Chance the Rapper. Chance by name, slick Rapper by trade. Not a name that most will be aware of coming into 2013 but one that may have made enough waves to be on radars by the end of it. ’Acid Rap’ is the second mixtape outing for Chance Bennet following 2011′s ’10 Day’ which [...]



Reader Reviews – Melody’s Echo Chamber, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Album, Out Now

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MEC75Sometimes the less you know- the better and until about 42 minutes ago, I knew nothing about Melody’s Echo Chamber. I was actually looking for my copy of the new Steve Mason to review and came across Melody’s Echo Chamber’s debut album instead. I already know Mason’s latest is an genre-defining classic, so I don’t [...]