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Ty Segall started off as one of the leading lights of San Francisco's 2000s garage-rock scene, but as he releases his seventh solo album, the label hardly still applies.

Rolling Stone Magazine | Sophie Weiner

After the End

This post-punk crew has been a familiar presence on Florida's DIY scene for years, but on its first release with a bigtime record label, you'd hardly recognize Merchandise as the band that was playing ferocious shows in storage units just a few years...

Amy Rose Spiegel | Rolling Stone Magazine

Green Language

The second album from Scottish EDM expressionist Rustie explodes outward from the palette that made him a critical darling: the cheap sound of Eighties synthesizers, the hyperkinetic feel of Nineties IDM and the rhythms of contemporary bass music.

Christopher R. Weingarten | Rolling Stone Magazine

Johnny Marr; Frank Auerbach at Tate; Alex Gibney on Fela Kuti

Johnny Marr discusses his new album Playland and reflects on his relationship with the guitar from The Smiths to his solo work.

BBC Front Row | John Wilson

Basement Jaxx - 'Junto'

The veteran house duo find fresh relevance amid the genre's revival.

Chris Cottingham | NME

Pulled Apart By Horses – Blood

Pulled Apart By Horses have been successfully welding grimy blues rock to post punk sensibilities for some time.

Stu Lewis | The Skinny

Interpol – El Pintor

If opener and lead single All the Rage Back Home doesn’t hook from the off, fear not. Like much of this fifth album from the newly trim trio, bassist Carlos Dengler having now departed, it’s a grower.

Gary Kaill | The Skinny

Feel the Noise, Paul Collins: Review

This follow up to The King of Power Pop feels like a tribute to the bygone eras of rock and roll that needs slightly more energy to be properly convincing.

On the opening track ‘Feel the Noise’, Collins makes his point very clear saying: “Let...

Artswrap | Emma Clarendon

What are the best anti-riffs in rock?

BBC Radio 2 listeners have picked their favourite riffs in music, with Led Zeppelins Whole Lotta Love topping the list. But what of the more unconventional methods of playing?

Harriet Gibsone | The Guardian

Roger Wyndham Barnes obituary

In 1988, a 40th birthday party for Roger Wyndham Barnes climaxed when he led around 100 musicians connected to Jive Alive, the most renowned of the groups he had formed, through a sensational rendition of Hoochie Coochie Man at the Olympia ballroom in...

Alan Clayson | The Guardian