Foals – Mountain At My Gates track review

Best of July #6 Last month I asked a simple question: do Oxford rockers Foals have a fresh future ahead of them? At the time they had just teased us all with a 12 second trailer consisting of mainly silence with some looming synths and  thankfully since then things have become a lot clearer. Not…

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Crystal Castles – Deicide track review

Best of July #5 Just like a building made out of such a fragile material, Crystal Castles stood strong together for years. Whereas other synth-pop acts like CHVRCHES had a more cheerful take on the genre, this Canadian duo turned the genre on its head by infecting it with apocalyptic tales of despair and sadness.…

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Bring Me The Horizon – Throne EP Review

Best of July #4 I need to put this out there before I start this review: I don’t like Bring Me The Horizon. Well that’s not exactly true. I don’t like their early death core stuff, whether or not it was because the sound was just generic or I could only handle so much of…

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The Libertines – Gunga Din track review

Best Of July #3 I’ll probably be shot by a legion of indie maniacs for this but I’m not a fan of The Libertines. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not a terrible band, far from it, they’ve crafted some of the best song of, arguably, this century. However, when I was growing up and even…

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Mac DeMarco – I’ve Been Waiting For Her track review

Best of July #2 Mac DeMarco is sort of a big deal. His 2014 album Salad Days was met with universal acclaim and triggered a wave of recognition for the Marlboro smoking Canadian.Over the course of a year he went from a grimy, rugged hair musician making music in his own apartment to an internet…

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Robyn & La Bagatelle Magicque – Love Is Free track review

Best of July #1 As much as I’m called a hipster by my friends, I’d be straight up lying if I said I knew of La Bagatelle Magicque before I came across this snazzy dance tune earlier this week. Although at first glance it might sound like La Bagatelle Magicque is some sort of obscure…

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5 Albums Celebrating Huge Birthdays in 2015

Birthdays. For those of us who respire and are reading this incoherent rambling right now, it’s a milestone where we drink and eat lots to ignore the fact we’re one year closer to our inevitable deaths but for albums, it’s a little bit less depressing. They serve as reminders to what music was like when…

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Batman: Arkham Knight review

“Remove yourself from the piece.” This is a piece of advice, well not so much a piece of advice rather than a rule, that I got repeatedly told during my first year of journalism. While it’s easy enough to stick to this rule while writing about the news or something miscellaneous, it proves to be…

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