With their tongue-in-cheek take on the state of the world set to jaggy, DIY indie-punk, Mush’s debut album ‘3D Routine’ is a great first effort.
A document of recovery from Channy Leaneagh’s terrifying accident last year, ‘When We Stay Alive’ quietly demands your attention.
‘Making A New World’ could have been Field Music’s masterpiece, but its message is often buried underneath layers of wilfully impenetrable art-rock.
Examining traditions of femininity in folk music, Jesca Hoop has created a complex and sometimes beautiful collection in fifth album ‘Stonechild’.
Delivered with restless energy and no small amount of humour, Mush’s debut EP ‘Induction Party’ continues to mark them out as one of the best British indie hopefuls.
‘Black Rainbow Sound’ sees Leeds-based Menace Beach upgrade their template by successfully building in synths and electronics into their indie-psych sound.
Ian Black’s second Slug album ‘HiggledyPiggledy’ is an erratic and irregular beast, but there’s enough for everybody to enjoy.
Re-energised in parts but flat and non-distinct in too many others, ‘Semicircle’ sees The Go! Team attempt to get back to basics.
On their sophomore album ‘Wide Open’, Toronto’s Weaves exude increased confidence and identity that stands them in good stead for future efforts.
Big Balloon does nothing but reaffirm the view that if it’s quirky fun you’re looking for, then Dutch Uncles is the answer