TV On The Radio Seeds

For their fifth album and the first since the death of bassist Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio has created a joyous affair that reflects on the members' long-lasting friendship and the ecstasy of being alive.

Joe Marvilli watches TV On The Radio shift their position into the light...

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

The 8th Foo Fighters LP is an intriguing prospect, with each track being recorded in a different US city of musical notoriety. Such an educational excursion has however resulted instead in a celebration American rock music from coast to coast, instead of a Foos album with any identity of its own.

Carl Purvis could do with a road map...

Ariel Pink pom pom

Everyone's favorite nympho drops the Haunted Graffiti name for his latest, a double album in which he rightfully takes full artistic credit and responsibility for every single detail that defines his warped sense of propriety.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Hookworms The Hum

The Leeds/Halifax five-piece's latest foray into psychedelia is a measured, workmanlike effort that offers few surprises.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...


Smoove & Turrell (interview)

With Elaine Constantine's film, Northern Soul, now in cinemas, No Ripcord caught up with funk group Smoove & Turrell to talk about all things Northern, and a little bit more.

Joe Rivers has his lino and talcum powder at the ready...

Overlooked Albums #39: Roxy Music - Country Life

We all know it for its famous cover, but on its fortieth birthday, Angel Aguilar looks back at the impact and influence of Roxy Music's classic album.

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The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)

Often classified as a psychological thriller, the original Scottish film of clashing ideologies is a more nuanced, multifarious dance of the psychedelically musical and darkly comic.

Grant Phipps keeps his appointment with...


Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)

The film's sardonic extremity makes an impression but also restrains it from achieving a more resonant commentary and investigation on modern news.

Grant Phipps spies...