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Music November 12, 2016
Syd Arthur’s ‘Apricity’
The shifting time signatures of Syd Arthur’s latest psychedelic album, Apricity, testify to the tight musicianship and broad influences of this band of brothers from Canterbury.
Music September 24, 2016
Big Scary’s ‘Animal’
Melbourne’s Big Scary have delivered a cycle of dark and intimate songs with a looser, live feel that makes it a masterpiece.
Music October 15, 2016
D.D Dumbo’s ‘Utopia Defeated’
Australian solo act D. D Dumbo’s debut album Utopia Defeated marries African desert blues and Captain Beefheart skronk to a darkly mysterious lyrical core.
Music September 03, 2016
The Delta Riggs’ ‘Active Galactic’
With flashes of The Strokes and a debt to The Rolling Stones, Active Galactic has The Delta Riggs delivering swaggering dance-floor rock’n’roll the way it’s meant to be.
Music August 20, 2016
Glass Animals’ ‘How To Be a Human Being’
The second album of twisty pop from Oxford’s Glass Animals invites deeper investigation of its themes.
Music July 16, 2016
Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs collaborate for ‘case/lang/veirs’
A collaboration between singer-songwriters Neko Case, k. d. lang and Laura Veirs to record some covers has instead produced an original album of consummate craft.
Culture July 09, 2016
Blackie’s Song a Day project
Legendary Hard-Ons guitarist Blackie is halfway through an epic project – he’s releasing a new song every day of 2016.
Music July 02, 2016
The Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’
The Avalanches' long-awaited second album expands their crate-digging methods to blend heavyweight guest rappers with Californian sunshine pop.
Music June 11, 2016
Dope Lemon’s ‘Honey Bones’
The debut album from Angus Stone’s side project Dope Lemon is the product of a tightknit band in a relaxed setting.
Music May 28, 2016
Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens of Denial’
Car Seat Headrest’s Teens of Denial is not just the rock album of the year, but may be the emergence of a new musical genius.
Music April 30, 2016
PJ Harvey’s ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ and Anohni’s ‘Hopelessness’
New albums from PJ Harvey and Anohni address personal anguish over global political failures with unusual directness.
Music April 02, 2016
Summer Flake’s ‘Hello Friends’
Summer Flake’s Stephanie Crase has made good on all the promises of her first album with a sound that is pensive and intricate.