TOY album Join The Dots

Album stream: TOY – ‘Join The Dots’

There’s not many more big albums coming out in 2013, now that Christmas is officially upon us and the music industry starts to focus on stocking-filler releases, but one LP I’ve had my eye on for a while is TOY’s Join The Dots. Their self-titled debut album turned out to be one of my favourites […]

Muse

The best albums out in December

With Christmas just round the corner the album release schedule is predictably dominated with lots of cash-in’s like reissues, box sets and anything else that might be loosely described as a ‘stocking filler’. I’ve rounded up the pick of the releases for December below, which includes a few albums and box sets as well as […]

Shangri La Jake Bugg album

Album review: Jake Bugg – ‘Shangri La’

Jake Bugg – Shangri La {rating} Buy: Shangri La Jake Bugg is special. Anyone with an interest in British guitar music knows it and, thanks to the success he’s had since being thrust onto the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury 2011 when he was just 17, he’s everyone’s favourite to become the next great British […]

The Killers Direct Hit

Album review: The Killers – ‘Direct Hits’

The Killers – Direct Hits {rating} Buy: Direct Hits (Standard) Ten years ago Las Vegas foursome The Killers burst onto the scene with their indie breakthrough hit ‘Mr Brightside’, finding fame with its follow-up ‘Somebody Told Me’ and then a string of hits from their debut album ‘Hot Fuss’, with a re-release of their initial […]

Gentlemen Night Reels EP

EP stream: Gentlemen – ‘Night Reels I’

You may remember I featured London-based psych-experimentalists Gentlemen’s ‘Children Of The Setting Sun’ in a recent New Music Roundup. Today they have made the EP that song is taken from available to stream online. The EP is called ‘Night Reels I’ and as well as ‘Children Of The Setting Sun’ it features other promisingly titled […]

Cupid Deluxe album

Album stream: Blood Orange – ‘Cupid Deluxe’

Since his first album under the Blood Orange moniker – 2011’s Coastal Grooves – the multi-talented Dev Hynes has become an in-demand songwriter, providing smooth and groovy tunes for the likes of Solange and Sky Ferreira. Next week he is releasing his second Blood Orange album, Cupid Deluxe, which comes with an impressive looking list […]

Matangi

Album stream: MIA – ‘Matangi’

Just in time for the weekend! The always engaging and occasionally reliable MIA has today made her new album Matangi available to stream online ahead of its release next week. Matangi is MIA’s fourth studio album, and the follow-up to her divisive 2010 LP MAYA. It features previously released tracks ‘Bad Girls‘, ‘Bring The Noize‘, […]

Shangri La Jake Bugg album

The best albums out in November

Christmas is nearly upon us, which means November is the last chance for some good new albums before December brings us a shipping container full of festive albums, greatest hits, reissues and anything else that might make for a decent stocking filler. So naturally, there’s some pretty huge albums coming out in November – including […]