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<i>Everyday Robots</I>
Damon Albarn
Everyday Robots

Words by Louis Pattison •  24th April 2014 • 
Available on: Polydor There have been clues that Damon Albarn has been moving in the direction of a solo album for some 15 years now. In this time, there have been concepts aplenty: cartoon po [...]
<em>I Shall Die Here</em>
The Body
I Shall Die Here

Words by Louis Pattison •  23rd April 2014 • 
Available on: RVNG Intl. LP Founded in 1999 in Providence, Rhode Island, The Body have carved out a niche at the artier, ultra-extreme end of contemporary metal, their blend of churning sludge  [...]
<i>That’s Harakiri</i>
Sd Laika
That’s Harakiri

Words by Angus Finlayson •  23rd April 2014 • 
Available on: Tri Angle  Plenty of producers make just one record before disappearing, perhaps abandoning dreams of a career in music when they realise that their chances of becoming the next [...]
<em>Honest</em>
Future
Honest

Words by Chris Kelly •  22nd April 2014 • 
Available on: A1 / Freebandz / Epic Records LP Here are the first four singles that preceded Future’s Honest: the controversial synth-blasted 'Karate Chop', the twinkling 'Honest', the menaci [...]
<i>Enter the Slasher House</I>
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks
Enter the Slasher House

Words by Louis Pattison •  16th April 2014 • 
Available on: Domino Dave ‘Avey Tare’ Portner’s solo work has, so far, paled when placed next to that of his Animal Collective partner Panda Bear. The latter’s 2007 album Person Pitch  [...]
<em>Love Letters</em>
Metronomy
Love Letters

Words by Joe Muggs •  16th April 2014 • 
Available on: Because Music Look, I know I go on about this, but why isn't there a name for this? I keep trying to say “indietronica”, after all, it's indie bands with electronic instrument [...]
<i>Lines Describing Circles</i>
Peder Mannerfelt
Lines Describing Circles

Words by Maya Kalev •  15th April 2014 • 
Available on: Digitalis Lines Describing Circles is Peder Mannerfelt’s first solo LP under his given name, though his discography stretches in all directions, from his work as half of the ex [...]
<I>Weird Drift</i>
Heterotic
Weird Drift

Words by Louis Pattison •  15th April 2014 • 
Available on: Planet Mu Heterotic, the duo of Planet Mu founder Mike Paradinas and his wife Lara Rix-Martin, made their debut early last year with Love & Devotion. An album of sweetly text [...]
<em>Z</em>
SZA
Z

Words by Chris Kelly •  14th April 2014 • 
Available on: Top Dawg Entertainment “I love being called an R&B singer,” Solana “SZA” Rowe tweeted last year, “except not at fucking all.” Tagging her Soundcloud offerings as " [...]
<i>A Darker Frame</i>
David Harrow
A Darker Frame

Words by Joe Muggs •  11th April 2014 • 
Available on: Workhousedigital David Harrow is one of those people whose musical life is well worth tracing because it traverses all kinds of hidden places in the cracks between scenes and gen [...]
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