The Helio Sequence – October (single) (Sub Pop)

What a week! Electronic/folk/indie rock act, The Helio Sequence are the third band this week to release brand new music for the first time in four years (see reviews for ‘The Killers’ and… Continue reading

Bloc Party – Octopus (single) (Frenchkiss Records)

It has been four long years since we’ve had any new music from Bloc Party. During this time vocalist Kele Okereke released an alternative dance record (‘The Boxer’) and guitarist Russell Lissack toured… Continue reading

The Vaccines – No Hope (EP / single) (Columbia Records / SONY)

Hmmmm, it sounds like somebody’s been listening to Bob Dylan. Their debut album ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’ (2011) was filled with 2-3 minute perfectly crafted indie-rock anthems with notable influence… Continue reading

The Killers – Runaways (single) (Island/Universal)

Four years since their last studio album (“Day and Age”), “Runaways” is the first single from The Killers forthcoming album ‘Battle Born’ and well, it’s immediately recognizable as The Killers and a soon-to-be… Continue reading

Lucy Rose – Lines (single) (Columbia Records UK)

One can assume that after contributing vocals on two ‘Bombay Bicycle Club’ albums, releasing two EP’s of her own (“Scar” and “Middle of the Bed” – both released in 2011), a single earlier… Continue reading

Savages – Husbands / Flying To Berlin (single) (Pop Noire Records)

‘Husbands’ is the debut single by new UK four piece, Savages. OK, cutting straight to the chase; Savages sound like ‘Siouxsie and The Banshees’ circa ‘The Scream’ and ‘Join Hands’. Specifically, ‘Husbands’ embodies… Continue reading

DIIV – Oshin (album) (Captured Tracks)

Established in 2011 as founder Zachary Cole Smith’s solo recording project, Brooklyn’s DIIV has now expanded to a four piece band.  Part post-punk, part indie and part dream-pop (think ‘M83’ on their ‘Saturdays… Continue reading

Lemonade – Diver (True Panther / Matador Records)

  The Brooklyn based trio’s 2010 EP ‘Pure Moods’ was a schizophrenic brand of alternative dance with Caribbean and Calypso influences bearing similarity to ‘Vampire Weekend’ minus the guitars. The band’s new full-length… Continue reading

Theme Park – Jamaica (single) (Transgressive Records)

On the 13th of August 2012, London based 4-piece, Theme Park will release their new single “Jamaica” (digitally and as a limited edition 7″) through the brilliant Transgressive Records whose impressive roster, of… Continue reading

Soulsavers – The Light The Dead See (album) (V2)

‘The Light The Dead See’ is the fourth studio album from U.K. production team Rich Machin and Ian Glover, otherwise known as ‘Soulsavers’ . Their 2009 album ‘Broken’ featured the vocal talents of… Continue reading