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The Night Is Young - The 2 Bears

Two years ago The 2 Bears dropped a debut album that re-invigorated a genre and gathered music fans in the open embrace of house music. On October 13th they return with the second installment The Night Is Young, the eagerly awaited follow up released on S

Pink Palms - The Bots

This is the first proper album that the LA duo have released. NME predicts: "the future of telepathic siblings Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei promises much excitement".

Way Out Weather - Steve Gunn

"A voice as rich and warm as Tim Buckley or a young Van Morrison" - The Wire "His tunes unfurl like bales of wire rolling down country roads" - Uncut Way Out Weather completes Steve Gunn's satisfying transformation into a mature songwriter, singer and ban

Phantom Radio - Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan's back and his chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone - specifically an app called Funk Box. "I didn't bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time," he says, "because the app had 'em. I'd write drum parts with it then add musi

Blood In Blood Out - Exodus

'Blood In Blood Out', Exodus' 10th studio release, continues their fruitful partnership with producer Andy Sneap. The vicious, razor-sharp riffing of guitarist Gary Holt (now also deputising for the sadly-departed Jeff Hanneman in Slayer) is married once

Foxygen: And Star Power review California duo in self-indulgent mood on third LP

If an artist doesn’t have enough viable material to sustain a single album, it’s surely folly to try to release a double, regardless of the virtues of the underlying conceit.

Ex Hex: Rips review majestic power-pop on the air-guitar album of the year

Washington DC alt-rock hotshot Mary Timony has been bashing ears in high style for a couple of decades, previously with Helium, Autoclave and Wild Flag, and now with Ex Hex, whose hit-after-hit debut LP is just deliriously great fun – this has got to be

Exodus: Blood In, Blood Out review feral energy and refined catchiness

(Nuclear Blast)The last two Exodus albums took the Bay Area thrash legends into firmly progressive and contemporary territory, with a bewildering number of riffs piled up like bones on a funeral pyre. While those records confirmed the bands ability to mov

Antemasque - Antemasque

American rockers Antemasque are to release their debut album in the UK for the first time (digitally October 27th/ CD November 24th). Formed earlier this year, the group's debut album includes the tracks 'I got no remorse' and 'Ride like the devil's son'.

Soused - Scott Walker + Sunn O)))

The Skinny described this album as being: "the most straight-ahead album the typically esoteric Walker has offered in years". It includes the tracks 'Brando' and 'Fetish'.