Reflektor album

Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ album has leaked online

Arcade Fire have built up their fourth album Reflektor into one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2013, through a variety of inventive promotional activities – including guerilla-style graffiti, TV specials, numerous previews and trailers and more old-fashioned single streams. Despite them whipping the media and their fans into a froth of expectancy, early reviews […]

Best Coast Fade Away

Album stream: Best Coast – ‘Fade Away’

When does an EP become an LP? I’m not sure what the criteria for each is, but Fade Away from Best Coast is surely right on the line. They’re calling it a ‘mini-album’, which is acting as a ‘primer’ for their third album proper next year. So it should probably go down as an EP […]

L-event EP

EP stream: Autechre – ‘L-event’

Electronic pioneers Autechre have made their brand new EP ‘L-event’ available to stream for a limited time. The EP is set for release on 28 October and is the first new material from the Warp Records legends. Being the trailblazing boundary-pushers that they are, Autechre have come up with a slightly different take on the […]

Revolution EP

Stream Diplo’s new ‘Revolution EP’ in full

LA producer Diplo is back with the follow-up to the successful ‘Express Yourself’ EP with ‘Revolution’, a six-track EP that features guest slots from the likes of Action Bronson, Mike Posner and Travis Porter amongst many others. The accompanying press blurb for the EP states quite matter of factly that ‘Diplo has produced one of […]

Cults Static album cover

Album stream – Cults – ‘Static’

Indie pop duo Cults are back with new album Static next week – the follow-up to their very promising 2011 self-titled debut. Before the release of the album, the New York based pair have made it available to stream online via NPR.org. Listen to Static in full by following this link: Cults Static stream Cults’ […]

Parallel Jalebi

Album stream: Four Tet – ‘Beautiful Rewind’

As reported yesterday, celebrated producer Four Tet released his new album Beautiful Rewind in the UK today with very minimal fanfare. The album is Kieran Hebden’s first long-player of new material since 2010’s almost-seminal There Is Love In You, and features the previously released tracks ‘Kool FM’ and ‘Parallel Jalebi’. As well as releasing physical […]

Parquet Courts EP

Listen: Parquet Courts make new EP ‘Tally All The Things That You Broke’ available to stream

After reissuing their debut album Light Up Gold earlier this year, Brooklyn-based post-punk band Parquet Courts successfully snagged a wider audience and have become one of the most-hyped new bands around. They obviously feel under pressure to make the most of their 2013 success as they’ve put together an EP of new material and have […]

Bitter Rivals album

Album stream: Sleigh Bells – ‘Bitter Rivals’

It’s third album time for celebrated US noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells, and following the success of their second album Reign Of Terror in 2012 Bitter Rivals arrives next week as the pairs most anticipated album release yet. Early singles ‘You Don’t Get Me Twice‘ and the title track have sounded more than promising, and now […]