on Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Words: Saam Das / Photo: Peter Kaaden


London-based post-punkers Lea Porcelain are taking on 2017 headfirst, with a four song x four cities gambit, that is seeing them play gigs in London, Berlin, Hamburg, and Paris, and release four new singles. The first of which is 'Bones' - a 2015 track getting a new lease of life. But it's a deserved one.
on Monday, February 06, 2017
Words: Saam Das // Photo: Etienne Dufresne


The striking promo photo for new Montreal outfit Chances evokes an otherworldly sense - somewhat reminiscent of Paul Verhoeven's Mars-based, Ahnuld-starring 1990 cult classic 'Total Recall' - that is carried forward in their debut offering. Listen to the mesmerising 'Shine' below.
on Monday, January 16, 2017
Words: Rajan Lakhani


Before we jump right into my top ten albums of 2016, here's a collection of my top tracks of 2016 (some of which can be heard below):

Suede - 'No Tomorrow' / The Weeknd - 'Starboy' / Christine And The Queens - 'Tilted' / David Bowie - 'I Can’t Give Everything Away' / Jamie T - 'Tinfoil Boy' / Clare Maguire - 'Spaceman' / Mitski - 'Your Best American Girl' / Weezer - 'Wind In Our Sail' / Rae Stremmund - 'Black Beatles' / Band Of Horses - 'Hag'.
on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Words: Simon Opie


Following Part One of this best of 2016 albums, featuring the likes of Sub Pop's Heron Oblivion and the now departing Dillinger Escape Plan, comes ten quite exceptional albums that really could have been placed in any order. But here they are, for the purposes of presentation, from 10 to 1:
on Monday, January 09, 2017
Words: Simon Opie


It’s been a quite turbulent year, as they say, and I rather doubt next year will be any calmer. That may be good for music as artists have a cause to create, but in fact 2016 was already a really good year for music. Here’s my list of my favourite 20 albums in descending order – preferences naturally change so I’ve tried to be honest about which records have really inspired my listening this year. I think it’s a cracking collection of geographically diverse albums – hope you enjoy it too!
on Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Words: Saam Das


The BFI London Film Festival had its typically excellent smattering of arthouse efforts and more mainstream-leaning offerings, and we've highlighted some of our favourites below. Kelly Reichardt's 'Certain Women' came away with the Official Competition prize, and is currently scheduled for a March 2017 release in UK cinemas, and at least one of the other prize-winning films features in our round-up:

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