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Album: (Sandy) Alex G – Rocket

Released 19th May via Domino Records 6.5/10 Rocket is multi-instrumentalist Alex Giannascoli’s eighth full-length album, and his second with big label Domino. Up until ...

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Eurovision 2017

For many sophisticated music fans and culture lovers, Eurovision is everything they hate – a smorgasbord of tasteless, tacky Eurotrash and voting ...

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Review: Gorillaz — Humanz

Released 28th April via Parlophone 7/10 A lot has gone on in the past couple of years that has prompted many of us to ...

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Album: (Sandy) Alex G – Rocket

Posted on May 25, 2017 1
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Eurovision 2017

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Review: Gorillaz — Humanz

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Album: (Sandy) Alex G – Rocket

Alex Giannascoli’s latest offering blends bare-bones alt-country with heady electronica – Rocket is a puzzling, yet consuming record, writes Harry Sherrin

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Eurovision 2017

The most fabulous night in the musical calendar returns with political drama, horse masks, and a few plot twists, writes Elizabeth Rushton

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Review: Gorillaz — Humanz

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett bury the hatchet to deliver an apocalyptic soundtrack to 2017

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Album: Slowdive — Slowdive

Slowdive effortlessly showcase their talent, creating an album which feels fresh and yet familiar

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Album: Mac DeMarco — This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco finally grows up, delivering a low-key album full of his most introspective and accomplished songwriting to date

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Live: The Amazons

The Amazons’ triumphant performance at sold out Deaf Institute leaves the audience eagerly anticipating their return, writes Amy Matthews

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Album: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar raises the bar and lays down the gauntlet, writes Ben Lomax

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Live: The Orielles

“Despite their young age they are all really making ripples in the music world”

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Live: The Kooks

The Kooks plan an explosion of old hits for their promising “The Best of…” tour, writes Irune Vega

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Live: You Me At Six

You Me At Six delivered with an exceptional rock show at Manchester Academy, writes Katie Shepherd

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Album: Diet Cig — Swear I’m Good At This

Personal and political blur together in an infectiously energetic debut album that appropriately develops the pop-punk duo’s sound, writes Joe Casson

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Album: Future Islands — The Far Field

Future Islands fifth album follows their 2014 breakthrough with a somewhat uneven album that both surpasses and falls short of its predecessor, writes Cassie Hyde