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The Balcony - Catfish and the Bottlemen

From Llandudno, North Wales, this four piece is fronted by outspoken and charismatic frontman Van McCann, release their debut ‘The Balcony’ on Island Records / Communion. Includes the singles ‘Fallout’, ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Cocoon’. Produced

Catfish and the Bottlemen: The Balcony review self-assured, if dated

(Communion/Island)If its a nostalgia trip to 2004 youre after, then look no further than this Llandudno rock groups debut. What The Balcony lacks in subtlety (Craving your calls like a soldiers wife) and elegance (your friends can fucking do one), it mak

Interpol: El Pintor Review

If El Pintor settles one argument about Interpol, it is how little of an effect the departure of bassist Carlos D has had on the band, or at least on the product the band delivers.

The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers

If you’ve heard one New Pornographers album, you’ve heard them all

We Go Home - Adam Cohen

This latest album from the son of Leonard Cohen includes the songs 'Song of Me and You' and 'Put Your Bags Down'. For Folks Sake said: "Every track on We Go Home contains an intimate atmosphere and seems to have an almost anthemic quality".

The Breaks - Martin Carr

The Skinny described this album as: "a modest but heartfelt work". It includes tracks such as 'Mainstream' and 'Senseless Apprentice' .

Skeleton Soul - Cowbell

Formed of Jack Sandham and Wednesday Lyle, Cowbell release their follow up album to 'Beat Stampede'. Features tracks such as 'Shake the Blues' and 'Heavy on My Mind'.

V for Vaselines - The Vaselines

This brand new album from the duo includes the tracks 'High Tide Low Tide' and 'Crazy Lady'. The Skinny described it as: "An album as edgy as a boiled egg, but as warmly comforting as your favourite shaggy jumper".

Robert Plant: 'The first Led Zeppelin practice you couldn't walk away' classic interview

As the former Led Zeppelin frontman releases his new solo album to rapturous reviews, we look back at Richard Williamss interview with the then 22-year-old singer, originally published in Melody Maker and resurrected by Rocks Backpages.