Album| Ty Segall & White Hair – Fence

Enfant terrible: the favoured term of writers who seek to envelope youths, of immense promise and questionable mental lucidity, in a cloud of castigation. Or, alternatively, just a stick used by bitter elders, to beat against the reputations of youngsters…

Album | Sweet Lights – Sweet Lights

After 2011 turned into a huge Kurt Vile/War on Drugs love-in, 2012 gives the third wheel of this Philadelphia musical family his time to shine. Shai Halperin – briefly a member of War on Drugs alongside Vile after inviting Adam…

Festival Review | Onefest

So festival season is finally upon us. Excited much? Thought so. OneFest is the rechristening of HoneyFest, and takes place on a Wiltshire site enveloped by green hills so smooth they looked like well-rolled icing. With flecks of rain puncturing…

Interview | Introducing….Anja McCloskey

  We were very pleased to discover Anja McCloskey, the girl with the big voice and even bigger accordion. Combining a traditional aesthetic with a quirky, alt sound, McCloskey brings an old-world gypsy romanticism to the 21st century. Last year’s…

Album | Mystery Jets – Radlands

According to the Mystery Jets’ latest album opener, when we die we’ll end up in a ‘horseshit-shaped hole in the sky’. It’s a number that sets the tone for an LP than bridges the gap between the band’s legendary aptitude…

Album | Cate Le Bon – CYRK

John Cale, improvisational viola player in The Velvet Underground and one of the finest musicians to ever hold a Welsh passport, has one daughter. Cate Le Bon, a singer-songwriter from Wales, is not that daughter. However, imagine for a moment…