Ben Walker

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Review by Ben Walker

Amber Arcades – European Heartbreak

As the Dutch songstress Annelotte De Graaf returns with Amber Arcades for their second full-length release, European Heartbreak, we’re introduced ...
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Low – Double Negative

Yet another album which protests Donald Trump’s America, but in an incredibly different way. Low have returned with their 12th ...
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Darwin Deez – 10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart

The quirky natured New Yorkers fronted by the wonderful Darwin Smith are back, bringing with them a delightful narrative-led record ...
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Nothing – Dance On The Blacktop

Pennsylvanian rockers, Nothing, return to the scene with their third studio-length record, Dance On The Blacktop. A record that attempts ...
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Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

Punk is back. It’s brutal, insane and filled with more angst than ever before. Bristol legends IDLES have returned with ...
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Slaves – Acts Of Fear And Love

For the classic recipe of a Slaves album you’ll need: punchy riffs, political narrative and two lunatics flying around a ...
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Community Festival – Finsbury Park, London – 1st July 2018

With festival season well underway, London’s Finsbury Park has become hope to this year’s Community Festival, a day-long event with ...
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Queens of the Stone Age and Friends – Finsbury Park, London – 30th June 2018

Blistering heat, big tunes and one of rock’s biggest icons on the planet today, Queens of the Stone Age enlivened ...
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Loa Loa – In The Absence Of Anything Else

The revival of a sound which has been long since lost from the rock and roll world, Loa Loa have ...
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Jim James – Uniform Distortion

Back with his third solo release, My Morning Jacket vocalist Jim James returns with Uniform Distortion, an 11-piece record which ...
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Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch

A descent into sheer madness, Nine Inch Nails’ Bad Witch - the third instalment in their trilogy of releases since ...
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Gang Gang Dance – Kazuashita

Following a seven-year hiatus, one of New York’s most experimental and creative names are making a colossal comeback. Gang Gang ...
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The Wave Pictures – Brushes with Happiness

Experimentalism and rawness to its very core, The Wave Pictures’ triumphant return in 2018 comes in the form of Brushes ...
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Serpentwithfeet – soil

Soulful experimentalism accompanied by the vocal work of an angel, serpentwithfeet brings forth his debut studio length record, soil. This ...
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Neko Case – Hell-On

Five years on since her last solo project, Neko Case returns with her latest studio album, Hell-On, a 12-track record ...
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Jo Passed – Their Prime

Dreamy rock and roll hailing from Vancouver, Jo Passed have certainly been busy with their debut release. Their Prime is ...
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The Great Escape Festival – 2018

To paraphrase that Marmite film classic, the streets were alive with the sound of music! Over three long days and ...
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Ash – Islands

With just two records released in the past 10 years Irish rockers, Ash, have returned with their latest studio album, ...
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Yakul – Patterns, Brighton – 9th May 2018

A home-grown act not quite like any other that can be found in the city today, Brighton’s very own Yakul ...
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Luke Haines – I Sometimes Dream Of Glue

Transport yourself to a tiny world where anything is possible, and ready yourself for Luke Haines’ I Sometimes Dream of ...
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DMA’s – Concorde 2, Brighton – 2nd May 2018

The Australian lads in DMA’s have crafted their sound well beyond many within the indie scene today. Their latest record, ...
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Frank Turner – Be More Kind

A triumphant return to the political scene after so long lingering in the shadows, Frank Turner is back with with ...
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Forth Wanderers – Forth Wanderers

Forth Wanderers return with the release of their second, self-titled, record. Following their 2016 debut, Tough Love, the band have ...
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Isaac Gracie – The Haunt, Brighton – 25th April 2018

Following the release of his debut album, Isaac Gracie is commencing on his biggest tour to date. It’s clear that ...
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