February 2014

News See Real Estate perform their new album ‘Atlas’ in full Share In addition to streaming their latest album on iTunes this week, Real Estate gave fans another chance to experience Atlas before its release next week, playing the album in … >>
Tracks The Boo Radleys – Does This Hurt? Share "Wake Up Boo!" wasn't the only, or indeed first, Boo Radleys song to find the band giving themselves a name-check. In 1992 they put their name to a whole … >>
Tracks Cheatahs – Cut The Grass Share Consider this a shoegazing playlist bonus: a London band bringing to life the glorious moment when Swervedriver, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub went on a massive pub … >>
News The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Simple and Sure Share And so the progression from rough and ready fuzzy shoegazing to all-out summer pop is complete for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. This is about a handclap … >>
News Gruff Rhys – American Interior Share It's back solo work for Gruff Rhys, he of Neon Neon and Super Furry Animals. American Interior sees him in pursuit of alleged ancestor John Evans, on a trail … >>
News Listen to the new School of Language EP, ‘More Fears’ Share School of Language is the solo offshoot of Field Music's David Brewis. Like Field Music, and like The Week That Was (the solo project of his brother and fellow … >>
New music The Mary Onettes – Naive Dream Naive Dream is in the familiar breezy Mary Onettes electro/synth-pop style, albeit not quite as overtly 80s-nostalgia-inducing as much of their earlier work, but some ghostly guitar effects and a tiny pitch wobble add a subtly unsettling feeling of mystery and suspense. >>
Tracks Ringo Deathstarr – Imagine Hearts Share This is psychedelic trippy shoegazing at its finest. Can I coin the term disco-gaze? Glitter-gaze? Whatever, it would have given Saturday Night Fever an altogether different vibe, I know … >>
Reviews Morrissey – Your Arsenal Share It’s a curious sensation, reviewing an album I know so well. Normally I find I have to listen about a dozen times to make sure I’ve caught the hooks … >>
News Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island – Everything is Awesome!!! Share I haven't seen The Lego Film yet but from the tone of the clips I've heard, and from this, I'm already expecting great, wonderful things. Written by Shawn Patterson, … >>
News Oasis to re-release Definitely Maybe for 20th anniversary Share That secret Oasis announcement teased on Facebook yesterday? No, not a reunion, but a reissue of Definitely Maybe to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The new version will be remastered, … >>
Tracks Black Hearted Brother – (I Don’t Mean To) Wonder Taken from the 2013 album Stars Are Our Home, (I Don't Mean To) Wonder is a rousing slice of buzzing, percussive shoegazing - a sort of Jesus & Mary Chain meets everyone who's got reverb. >>