Despite a clutch of classic Orbital moments, the Hartnoll brothers’ ninth studio effort ‘Monsters Exist’ isn’t quite as forward-thinking as we know them to be.
It took Jungle a long four years to make, but ‘For Ever’ is little more than a holding pattern after the success of their debut.
An enervating soundtrack to a disintegrating world of fake news, economic decline and societal discontent, Low have delivered a resounding, unique masterpiece with 12th album ‘Double Negative’.
Teleman’s third album ‘Family Of Aliens’ is a thoroughly enjoyable suite of party-bound indie-rock, if rarely threatening to push the envelope.
A significant improvement on their debut, Maribou State’s second effort ‘Kingdoms In Colour’ is brilliant when the duo’s ideas land.
Major label indie-rock hopefuls Spring King deliver a disappointing follow-up to a strong debut with ‘A Better Life’.
‘Black Rainbow Sound’ sees Leeds-based Menace Beach upgrade their template by successfully building in synths and electronics into their indie-psych sound.
Painstakingly constructed on ProTools, Jason Pierce’s eighth Spiritualized album ‘And Nothing Hurt’ is a terrific technical achievement and a satisfying musical one.
A musical collaboration borne from their PEOPLE project, Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon are a match made in indie-rock heaven on ‘Big Red Machine’.
While it’s probably her least absolutely brilliant effort in purely musical terms, Anna Calvi’s third album ‘Hunter’ is nevertheless an eloquent and compelling statement on gender.