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REVIEW: Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – ‘Nightmare Forever’ (Castle Face)

‘Nightmare Forever’ is a vivid and colourful album of psychedelic rock from Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band.

REVIEW: Pumarosa – ‘Devastation’ (Universal / Fiction)

Venturing into gloomy, psychedelic space-rock territory on their sophomore album ‘Devastation’, Pumarosa continue their development.

REVIEW: Deliluh – ‘Beneath The Floors’ (Tin Angel Records)

Their second album in 18 months, ‘Beneath The Floors’ sees Canadian art-punks Deliluh getting even more confident in their lyrics and music.

REVIEW: FKA twigs – ‘Magdalene’ (Young Turks)

A compelling delve into the psyche of FKA twigs as well as an exploration of being human, ‘Magdalene’ is Tahliah Barnett’s second masterpiece.

REVIEW: Kele – ‘2042’ (Kola)

Seething with anger aimed at politics and society, Kele Okereke’s latest solo album ‘2042’ is a hell of a lot to internalise during one sitting.

REVIEW: Underworld – ‘Drift Series 1 Sampler Edition’ (Smith Hyde Productions)

A 10-track overview of Underworld’s year-long ‘Drift’ multimedia project, this necessarily imperfect collection contains some of the band’s best work of the last 20 years.

REVIEW: Anna Meredith – ‘Fibs’ (Moshi Moshi)

With a wider sonic palette and stunning production values, ‘Fibs’ makes a fine successor to Anna Meredith’s award-winning ‘Varmints’.

REVIEW: Jimmy Eat World – ‘Surviving’ (Exotic Location / RCA)

Some aspects of ‘Surviving’ might make it alarming for long-term fans, but the record is one of Jimmy Eat World’s most quietly innovative.

REVIEW: Vagabon – ‘Vagabon’ (Nonesuch / WEA)

Laetitia Tamko’s second Vagabon album takes the arresting vision of her 2017 debut and explodes it into something grander.

REVIEW: Battles – ‘Juice B Crypts’ (Warp)

Although they’re now reduced to a two-piece, the fourth Battles album ‘Juice B Crypts’ is a madcap yet concise return to form.