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Phantogram – Voices

Amidst the distractions of collaborations and EPs, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have spent the last four years working on a follow-up album to 2010’s highly acclaimed Eyelid Movie. Voices serves up a fearless, hands-on approach to the rebirth of trip-hop through the eyes of

Chad VanGaalen – Shrink Dust

Combining the musical styling of Bright Eyes without the angst and the fragility of Daniel Johnston (with the ability to sing)- Chad VanGaalen releases his fifth album, Shrink Dust. Having never worked in a commerical studio before, Chad is a fervid illustrator and artist, who

We Are Catchers – We Are Catchers

Liverpool native, Peter Jackson, working under the monika ‘We Are Catchers’, releases his debut album of the same name.The opening track, ‘Water’s Edge’, is definitely one of the album’s defining pillars. It has all the wistful, easy-going contemplation of an opener to introduce the listener

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TRUST – Joyland

Joyland is an immense solo creation from Toronto’s chief soundscaper, Robert Alfons. Gallant, atmospheric and desirably ostentatious – it makes a proud follow-up to his 2012 debut, TRST. With this genre it’s easy for an entire album to get boring. Been there, heard that, right?

Derecho Coffee Disruption

Derecho – Coffee and Disruption

Released in the last days of 2013, Derecho are a Cambridge based band formed of some very talented musicians. They’ve frequently been described as a group with driving rhythms and a strong melody, and the first song certainly sucker punches you in the face. Especially