‘Ants From Up There’ is an impressive second album from Black Country, New Road, if perhaps less immediate and more ephemeral than their debut.
Pulling post-punk, krautrock and jazz into thrilling new shapes, Black Country, New Road’s ‘For The First Time’ is one of British indie’s finest debuts for years.
Journeying inwards and exploring different rhythms and textures, Bicep’s second album ‘Isles’ is a bit less than the sum of its parts.
Sam Shepherd’s second Floating Points album ‘Crush’ holds a mirror up to society, balancing chaos with beauty.
The three new tracks that make up Little Dragon’s latest EP, ‘Lover Chanting’, contain all the traits that make them special but don’t advance their sound.
Young Fathers’ third album ‘Cocoa Sugar’ sees a resolutely left-field and undefinable band venture slightly over the border into pop territory.
The Mercury Prize list has certainly let us down this year, so we decided to make a list of what we thought should have made the cut.
Full of beautiful yet unsettling ambience, Matthew Barnes’ second Forest Swords album ‘Compassion’ is more than worth the four-year wait.
With his sixth album ‘Migration’, Simon Green still has a great attention to detail and ability to build nurturing melodies and a rich sense of emotion.