Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing (Sub Pop)

In spite of a pinch of minor flaws, Blitzen Trapper are a reassuringly talented outfit. With fresh ideas and nostalgia on their side

Grandaddy – The Sophtware Slump (Reissue)

The Sophtware Slump remains a fascinating album, and the chance to relive its sorrowful beauty should not be missed.

We Were Promised – Jetpacks Medicine

Medicine is the second single from the band’s sophomore album and it could be just what the doctor ordered

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Traffic (Domino)

With last years Pavement shows now a distant memory, Mirror Traffic its another reminder of Malkmus’s genius.

Big Deal – Lights Out (Mute Records)

Big Deal are the bright new things in town and becoming a more and more frequent blip on the radars of the indie hipster brigade.

CANT – Dreams Come True (Warp Records)

If this is a taste of things to come then I just hope he doesn’t leave Grizzly Bear behind in the dust of his footsteps

The Rapture – In The Grace of Your Love (DFA Records)

The record screams of a lack of direction, their saving grace might be that their fans have been waiting so long for a record, any record will do

Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You (Warner Bros)

A rounded and sure to be welcomed comeback to the golden days for the Californian funk-rock kings

The Duke Spirit @ The Boston Arms, Tufnell Park, London 01/09/2011

We’re left reminded that the band are both underrated and have the ability to pen some great adrenaline filled tunes

Katy B – Witches Brew

A minor bump in the road, Witches Brew is unlikely to stall Katy B’s meteoric rise to stardom