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The Monochrome Set - Spaces Everywhere

Space is the place for re-formed New Wavers.
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Striking Matches - Nothing But The Silence

They're great live - what's the record like?
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Seasick Steve - Sonic Soul Surfer

More dirty blues riffs from the silver surfer.
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The Lucid Dream

Cumbrian psych outfit have come for your mind.
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Laura Marling - Short Movie

Miss Marling is ready for her close-up.
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Cold War Kids - Hold My Home

Kids' play? If only it were so simple.
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The Veronicas

Twin fantastic? Not quite.
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Marina and the Diamonds - Froot

Marina wants to have her froot-cake and eat it.

Houndmouth - Little Neon Lights

Hounds of the Baskerville have nothing on this lot.
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Sacred Paws - 6 Song EP

Wave your paws in the air like you don't care!
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Purity Ring - Another Eternity

If you liked it you shoulda put some songs on it.
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Shield Patterns - Violet EP

The Manchester electro duo's purple patch continues. Gary Kaill on a startling return.
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Money For Rope

Soul-tinged surfer blues from Australia.

Katzenjammer - Rockland

More eclectic fun from Norwegian foursome.
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Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter

Album number five for Washington folk rocker.

Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born To Lose You

Driving Miss Hazy. The return of the first gen shoegazers.
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My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand

We - belatedly - catch up with Shara Worden's latest.

Tropics - Rapture

Tropical is topical. The ambient sounds of Chris Ward.
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Charli XCX - Sucker

Sweary pop. It's a thing.
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Low Low Low La La Love Love Love - Last

It's an L of a way to bow out.
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José González - Vestiges & Claws

Quietly does it on acoustic songwriter's new album.
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The Sweet - Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be

A taste of the glam rockers' early days.

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