Twerps Range Anxiety

The Melbourne foursome's latest is a deeply considered listen, one that relinquishes the audacious idiosyncrasies of Underlay EP in favor of a more scrupulous and intrinsic approach.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love

Sleater-Kinney's first album in a decade is a brazenly confident effort that defines itself, a cogently crafted thesis of confidence, tenacity and togetherness. 

Gabbie Nirenburg reviews...

Disappears Irreal

Dark, cold, brooding and good: The Chicago rock reducers known as Disappears release their fifth album, Irreal.

Sean Caldwell reviews...

Viet Cong Viet Cong

The Calgary foursome's debut effort, featuring two members of defunct post-punk act Women, refines their atonal, unimpeded ethos and convert it into something challenging yet approachable. 

Juan Edgardo Rodríguz reviews...


No Ripcord's Guide to 2014

2015 is nearly upon us, but before it gets here, let's recap on the year that was.

Click here for the No Ripcord lowdown on 2014...

Top Albums of 2014: Part Two

Here are No Ripcord's top 25 albums of 2014. Did your favourite make the cut?

Discover our picks here...


No Ripcord's Films Of 2014

Just in time for the end of the year, No Ripcord's film writers have wrapped up their highs, lows and in-betweens of 2014 at the movies. 

How was it for you?


Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)

Celebrating and condemning the arbitrary customs of nobility, the film's exuberant watercolor animation overwhelms its uneven mythological interpretation.

Grant Phipps illustrates...