Album artwork of 'Daddy’s Home' by St. Vincent

Daddy’s Home St. Vincent

Annie Clark wrangles a myriad of vintage sounds and gives them a stunning contemporary sheen, but it is in service of a world unquestionably her own. David Bowie and Mia Wallace had a sweet baby girl and abandoned her in South Queens.

Album Reviews (See allreviews)

Album artwork of 'Bright Green Field' by Squid

Bright Green Field Squid

Squid take characteristics from krautrock, dub, funk, and jazz to form a sound that is remarkably coherent and wholly distinct. It’s chaotic, but it works.

Album artwork of 'Fortitude' by Gojira

Fortitude Gojira

All the great metal albums contain at least a small portion of cheese. Fortitude is similar to a mild cheddar. Versatile, resilient and, sometimes, unbeatable.

Album artwork of 'Never the Right Time' by Andy Stott

Never the Right Time Andy Stott

Where others might layer up to obscene degrees, Stott has a knack for finding beauty in minuscule details. It’s practically ambient music for club-goers.

Articles (See allarticles)

A monochrome shot of Max Richter standing looking to the left.

Max Richter’s evocative activism soothes the soul

Deep, lush composition meets powerful spoken word delivery in Max Richter’s latest project, producing a potent, uplifting concoction.

By Andrew Bridge

Illustration of a wooden signpost with boards pointing to different music streaming services

Artist-friendly music streaming alternatives to Spotify et al.

The big dogs of music streaming aren’t great for musicians, but there are other options. Here are services putting artists first (or at least, not dead last).

By Frederick O'Brien

Interviews (See allinterviews)

Thomas Ashby performing onstage with a guitar

Thomas Ashby: ‘When you’re in a studio that’s your space to be the biggest you you can be.’

Thomas Ashby is a singer/songwriter from Herne Bay. We discuss living together during the time he recorded and released his third EP - 'Backlash'.

Blurred photograph of Rob Wilson, aka Colourful Sevens

Colourful Sevens: ‘I love making music by myself – I can treat my songs as diary entries.’

The Manchester musician talks about his most recent project (Moon), the merits of working alone, and the wisdom of Roger Ebert.

Listening Parties (See alllistening parties)

Album artwork of 'Drunk Tank Pink' by Shame

‘Quite comfortably the best thing I've listened to this year’ - André and Andrew listen to Shame

Crunchy guitars and relentless percussion abound in Shame's new record 'Drunk Tank Pink'. Yes we're two weeks into the year, but a highlight all the same.

Queens of the Stone age logo

André and Fred listen to r/qotsa’s Best Of album

r/qotsa put together the ultimate Queens of the Stone Age playlist: ...Vulgar Songs for Villains (Rated R). We put it to the test.

Funnyfarm (See allfunnyfarm articles)

Ink drawing of Alan Hazard having one of his episodes

VIII: Hazardous

In which we hear the innermost thoughts of the world's most important person.

Ink drawing of Thenmayne III

VII: The Dealer Man Can

In which Bas replenishes his supply of nectar.