For a band that named their debut album Psychedelic Mango, Pond are surprisingly adroit with their cerebral fuzz-rock. On LP8, the quartet take a decidedly sparkly approach to the humble concept album.
Though the emotional journey is somewhat singular, Rammstein is still an engaging, explosive collection of stadium anthems that will undoubtedly go off with a bang – literally.
After three records all powerful and prodigious in their own right, La Dispute have finally crafted the record that will define them as a band. Panorama isn’t just their best work to date – it’s a landmark in alternative music as a whole.
"That’s the thing about Rolling Blackout – they are just so much fun to listen to. Even with a sold out crowd, there’s no way you weren’t going to dance along to 'The Hammer' or 'Time in Common'."
With their career-defining third album, Girlpool rebrand themselves as genre non-conforming force to be reckoned with.
It’s a simple title, but Crushing does an exemplary job of summing up the new record by indie-folk luminary Julia Jacklin.
After three years of rampageous grinding on the back of their scene-defining 2015 record, What Went Down, the English pop-rockers in Foals declared it was time for a little well‑deserved respite. Then came an inescapable onslaught of new ideas – two albums’ worth, in fact – and now they’re right back in the thick of it.
From the underground to the Roundhouse, these two pop-punk titans delivered huge sets with homely sensibilities.
The bald man with the big jams (a.k.a. Devin Townsend) is back, and with Empath, he looks to find a musical translation to the absolute chaos that is Earth in 2019.
While classic Saboteurs songs may have taken the band and fans back to their 2008 selves, new tracks served as a reminder that these guys aren’t just back for a nostalgia trip, they’re far from finished.
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