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Diiv: Is the Is Are
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Diiv: Is the Is Are

February 15th, 2016 | by NUSU
It’s been a rough few years for Diiv. It’s nearly four years since they released their quite excellent debut Oshin, and for a while it seemed like a follow-up was never going to happen at all. Exhaustion, infighting, failed...
Mystery Jets: Curve of the Earth
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Mystery Jets: Curve of the Earth

February 15th, 2016 | by NUSU
The upbeat, adolescent origins of the Mystery Jets seem cold and distant in their fifth studio album. Despite their grounding in the commercial success of boy-meets-girl, happy-go-lucky indie pop, Curve of the Earth sees the...
Porches: Pool
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Porches: Pool

February 15th, 2016 | by Connor McDonnell
Aaron Maine used to make experimental songs on his Casio CA-110. In 2013, he released his debut Slow Dance in the Cosmos: a collection of shimmying, lo-fi arrangements. This year he has delivered Pool. The opening of the album is...
Savages: Adore Life
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Savages: Adore Life

February 8th, 2016 | by NUSU
Jack Caulfield reviews the latest release from...
Bloc Party – HYMNS
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Bloc Party – HYMNS

February 8th, 2016 | by NUSU
Sarah-Kate O'Hare reviews the latest offering from Bloc Party....
Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
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Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers

February 8th, 2016 | by NUSU
Sarah-Kate O'Hare reviews the second offering from Fat White...
David Bowie: Blackstar
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David Bowie: Blackstar

January 19th, 2016 | by NUSU
Now that we know it was intended as a farewell, David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, is inevitably difficult to talk about without talking about his death two days after its release. Obviously this was intentional, and it’s...
TRAAMS: Modern Dancing
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TRAAMS: Modern Dancing

December 14th, 2015 | by Connor McDonnell
Connor McDonnell reviews the latest album from...
Ty Segall: Ty Rex
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Ty Segall: Ty Rex

December 14th, 2015 | by NUSU
Charlie Isaac reviews the re-issue of Ty Segall's T-Rex cover album....
Fatima Yamaha: Imaginary Lines
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Fatima Yamaha: Imaginary Lines

December 14th, 2015 | by NUSU
Grace Herring reviews Fatima Yamaha's latest...