Aphex Twin Caustic Window

Album stream: Aphex Twin – ‘Caustic Window’

The story of how electronic legend Aphex Twin’s ‘long-lost’ 1994 album Caustic Window has found its way onto YouTube is either a cautionary modern tale about the craziness of the online world we now live in, or an exciting development in ‘crowd-funded’ music. If it wasn’t for Kickstarter, Caustic Window would only have been available […]

Clean Bandit album New Eyes

Album review: Clean Bandit – New Eyes

Clean Bandit – New Eyes Atlantic Out now 3.5/5 Way back in April 2013 I reviewed a song by an unknown band called ‘Clean Bandit’, giving the experimental ‘Mozart’s House’ 7 out of 10 and enjoying the fresh sound and something different offered by the mixing of electronic, rap and classical. Over twelve months on […]

Klaxons There Is No Other Time

Album stream: Klaxons – Love Frequency

Nu-rave survivors Klaxons are gearing up for the release of their third album Love Frequency next week (out on 16 June via Akashic Rekords / Sony Red), and have just made the whole thing available to stream in full. Stream Love Frequency below via The Guardian: If you like what you hear, you can preorder Love […]

kasabian album 48:13

Album review: Kasabian – 48:13

Kasabian – 48:13 Columbia Release date: 9 June 4/5     In a recent feature on Kasabian by The Guardian’s Caspar Llewellyn Smith, the writer explains how in a recent meeting he told Serge how terrible his band is, and that they are “solely responsible for every failure of contemporary rock’n’roll.” (link) Later on Caspar dials […]

ZABA album

Album stream: Glass Animals – ZABA

Highly regarded Oxford band Glass Animals have made their debut album ZABA available to stream in full online. The album is not released until next week, but the band are hosting an official stream of it on their website. To listen to ZABA in full head over there: glassanimals.eu – preorders are open on iTunes […]

kasabian album 48:13

Album stream: Kasabian – ’48:13′

Kasabian have made their new album 48:13 available to stream online ahead of its release next week. The album can now be streamed in full via iTunes Radio here: 48:13 – Kasabian 48:13 is the Leicester band’s fifth studio album and features the single ‘eez-eh‘ as well as other previously aired tracks ‘stevie’ and ‘bumblebee‘. […]

Lazaretto album by Jack White

Album stream: Jack White – ‘Lazaretto’

In what is turning out to be a big week in the world of streaming albums, Jack White has followed the lead of Kasabian and First Aid Kit and made his upcoming new album available to stream online ahead of its release next week. White’s new solo album, the follow-up to 2011’s brilliant Blunderbuss, is […]

First Aid Kit Stay Gold album

Album stream: First Aid Kit – ‘Stay Gold’

Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg, also known as First Aid Kit, are back next week with their second album, following 2012’s warmly received debut album The Lion’s Roar. As previously released singles ‘My Silver Lining’ and ‘Cedar Lane’ have shown, new album Stay Gold builds on the bittersweet folk affectations of its predecessor with […]

kasabian album 48:13

Albums out in June

It’s June! Time for sun, festivals, BBQs, beer gardens and the World Cup! It’s also time for some very exciting-looking new albums. Last month saw the release of big albums from the likes of The Horrors, Gruff Rhys, The Black Keys, Chromeo, Coldplay and Echo and The Bunneymen – so June has got its work […]

Foxes album Glorious

Album review: Foxes – ‘Glorious’

Foxes – Glorious Rating: 6/10 Buy: Glorious Louisa Rose Allen arrives with her debut album and, though calling it a glorious piece of music might be an overstatement, it’s a fun, perky pop package, masking some quite downbeat themes and lyrics, supported by a handful of radio friendly songs that showcase her ear for a […]