Praxis Makes Perfect

Stream: Neon Neon’s new album ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’

Neon Neon, the synth duo comprising of Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip, surprised everyone with their debut album Stainless Style – managing to actually succeed in making an entertaining concept album about inventor John DoLorean. Now they’re at it again, choosing relatively unknown Italian left-wing activist and publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli as […]

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Album stream: Pixies – ‘Indie Cindy’

Legendary alt/grunge rock band Pixies released their first new album in over 20 years for Record Store Day this weekend. Well, I say ‘new album’ but Indie Cindy is actually a collection of the bands last few EPs. It’s still a big deal though, not just because it’s the Pixies but also because it’s very […]


Cedric and Omar from At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta announce new album as Antemasque

There’s been a a lot of mixed messages swirling around over the past few days regarding At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta founders Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López and a supposed new group called Antemasque. The last I heard of the duo, they had fallen out and gone their separate ways – with Cedric starting […]

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Stream Phoenix’s new album ‘Bankrupt!’

Next week French band Phoenix are releasing Bankrupt! the follow up to their 2009 breakthough album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. But if you’re the type who likes to try before you buy, then iTunes are currently streaming the whole thing in full – which you can get to by clicking this link: Bankrupt! iTunes stream. Read […]

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Album review: Phoenix – ‘Bankrupt!’

Phoenix – Bankrupt! {rating} Buy: Bankrupt! Who are Phoenix? They’re a French alt rock band who built up a strong cult following over the course of their first four albums, before garnering mainstream attention and widespread acclaim for album number five – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – in 2009. They are: Thomas Mars (vocals), Deck d’Arcy […]

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Foo Fighters album review – Wasting Light

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light It’s one of life’s enduring, and annoying, mysteries that Dave Grohl has managed to raise himself to the position as ‘rock god’ with just a bunch of uninspiring rock-by-numbers albums and the odd catchy chorus to his name. By hanging around long enough and aligning himself with two of rock’s […]

The Slow Readers Club album review

The Slow Readers Club – ‘The Slow Readers Club’ [rating:4/5] Buy The Slow Readers Club [Explicit] Regular readers may remember I featured Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club’s single ’Feet On Fire’ in the New Music section recently. Well I’ve managed to get hold of their self-titled debut album (out 21 May on Extenso Music) […]