7.5
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Souls on fire: Friendly Fire and Brett Newski reviewed

Brett Newski – Seek Asylum from Myself Genre: Indie Rock Brett Newski makes alt-rock that swings people through the day, and out of the dark places where the mind inevitably tends to go sometimes. The electric guitar can be a man’s best friend. Unlike a…
7.3
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Bleached sunshine: Olive Vox and Dream Phases reviewed

Dream Phases – In a Box Genre: Shoegaze, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock People talk about escapism as if it’s something bad. Dream Phases’ In a Box proves that there’s something to gain from refusing to accept reality. Like a person needing to…
7.8
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Eternal dream: Laurent Bourque and No Swoon review

No Swoon – Again Genre: Shoegaze, Indie Rock, Dream Pop No Swoon look to create dreamy, engaging shoegaze music on their single Again. The problem with the majority of shoegaze bands is that they sound like they’d make great victims. What I mean to…
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Fabled indie: Geographer and Elephant Castle review

Elephant Castle – Caught In A Twilight Zone Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock Elephant Castle makes disco music designed to be appealing to lovers of all things psychedelic on Caught In A Twilight Zone. Almost every style of music, no matter how adventurous…
7.5
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Lights out: SUBZEN and Doo Crowder reviewed

Doo Crowder – Pain Genre: Classic Rock, Art Rock Doo Crowder writes modern, psychedelic rock that seems to accompany unwritten Lewis Carroll stories. This is rock that appeals to strange fancies. When Tom Waits began exploring strange sounds and…
7.8
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Craft: WoodsFolk and Even Kevin reviewed

Even Kevin – Sleep Genre: Surf Rock, Indie Rock, Garage Rock Even Kevin make pretty, sun-caressed indie-pop that makes the Beach Boys look like a prog-rock unit. Brian Wilson is a genius! Of course, he is! However, for a long time, the music press framed…