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Phil Mongredien

The Palma Violets: 180 - review

(Rough Trade) London four-piece the Palma Violets ' thrilling live shows have had NME in a froth for several months now ( Best of Friends was even its Best Track of 2012 ). The debut album by indie's latest great white hopes, however, is notable mai

Iceage: You're Nothing - review

(Matador) The post-punk-meets-hardcore stylings of Danish teenagers Iceage made 2011 debut New Brigade one of the year's underground successes. The follow-up finds them casting aside Joy Division-isms for a more rudimentary sound. It's reminiscent of

Adam Ant: Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter - review

(Blueblack Hussar) In the post-Savile climate, one has to question the wisdom of a 58-year-old man singing: "Punky young girl needs a middle-aged man whose midlife crisis you began", even if the subject of the song is apparently Kate Moss. But such a dis

Everything Everything: Arc - review

(Sony) Everything Everything's 2010 debut, Man Alive , was dizzyingly ambitious - at times, too much so - with any given song seemingly containing more ideas than Stereophonics have mustered in their entire career to date. The follow-up starts in simi