Guided By Voices’ 24th studio album is refreshingly accessible, and as good an entry point as any for a newcomer.
by Ed Biggs Coming just a couple of months after its lead singer’s last solo album, Please Be Honest is the 23rd by the indie institution / saga that is Guided By Voices. In their 30-year career that’s seen dozens of line-up changes, their Fading Captain Robert Pollard has been the only constant figure on the good ship GBV in a rotating cast of faithful musical fellow-travellers and occasional deckhands.
Lauren James and Ed Biggs present a review of the biggest and best album releases of April 2015, and a handful of classic LPs from years gone by – click here to listen now! Includes reviews of the following albums: Blur – The Magic Whip Drenge – Undertow The Wombats – Glitterbug East India Youth – Culture Of Volume We’ve also got a brand new track from The Vaccines ahead of their third album next month, and
by Ed Biggs With their penchant for alcohol and short, sweet lo-fi songs, Dayton’s Guided By Voices are regarded as one of the defining underground bands of the ‘90s. Their unpretentious brand of hook-laden indie rock, compressed into minute-long song sketches, has captured the hearts of their small but utterly dedicated fanbase ever since their inception in the mid-‘80s. After nearly a decade of slogging, and having finally gained some