Reviews

Ovlov Buds

Despite getting out their humorous side in song titles and social media, the Connecticut indie rock band nonetheless funnel all their passion and expertise into their exhilarating sound.

Peter Quinton reviews...

Hana Vu Public Storage

Steeped in alt-rock and new wave influences and "you can't prove this is about you" vagaries, Vu's full-length debut is just the right balance of melodrama, defiance, and inhibition.

Gabbie Nirenburg reviews...

Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic

Funk legend Bootsy Collins, global megastar Bruno Mars, and scourge of auto-correct Anderson .Paak team up to... actually, why have they teamed up?

Joe Rivers attempts to find the reason why...

Self Esteem Prioritise Pleasure

On her second album as Self Esteem, Rebecca Taylor makes her case as the popstar 2021 needs.

Matthew Smith reviews...

Features

Monsterwatch cranks up the fuzz on Noise You Will Never Care About (First Listen)

Listen to the Seattle trio's blistering new EP a full day before its official release. 

Click here to listen to the EP in full...

Quick Takes (February 2021)

We're back with our first Quick Takes of 2020! Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside writers Mark Moody, Peter Quinton, and Simon Sweeney, once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. This month's selections include Cassandra Jenkins, Maxïmo Park, Black Country, New Road, and more. 

Cassandra Jenkins leads this month's picks...

Latest Believe the Hype Pick

Ovlov Buds

Despite getting out their humorous side in song titles and social media, Ovlov nonetheless funnel all their passion and expertise into their exhilarating sound.

Quick Takes

Ducks Ltd. Modern Fiction

Fast-paced shambling guitars and wisecrack observations filled with suburban ennui give color to the rising Toronto duo's lovely debut LP.

Grouper Shade

On her most varied released yet, the ever-ethereal Grouper is truly a universe unto itself.