Single Reviews


The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio (4AD) 03/05/2010

With the Brooklyn band’s fifth album, High Violet, on its way, it looks like it will be business as usual – and all the better for it.

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down – Body (Kill Rock Stars)

If you’ve been a keen admirer of the chirpy indie pop of ‘We Brave Bee Stings and All’, then ‘Body’, from new album Know Better Learn Faster won’t disappoint.

Japandroids – Art Czars (Polyvinyl) 01/03/2010

It’s disappointing to hear them hit a stumbling block on their follow up single, but there is still lots of angst and immediacy to suggest another great album in them.

The High Wire – The Midnight Bell (Grandpa Stan) 01/03/2010

‘The Midnight Bell’ will give you the feeling you are asleep, rather then sending you to sleep –and there’s nothing wrong with that.

The Dum Dum Girls – JAIL LA LA (Sub Pop) 15/02/2009

The Dum Dum Girls are another one of those fuzzy sounding American indie bands that reference every anorak indie band to use a distortion pedal and jangly guitars in the ’80s – perfect.

Teenagersintokyo – ‘Peter Pan’ (Back Yard Recordings) 08/02/2010

Even though it’s been widely rumoured that after a few listens it begins to seep in, I’ll save you the bother – after seven attempts I’ve had enough.

Egyptian Hip Hop – Wild Human Child (Unsigned) 01/02/2010

Expect to hear a lot more about these boys over the coming months and by the time their début long player hits the stores they’ll be everywhere.

Marina And The Diamonds – Hollywood (679) 01/02/2010

Marina does have a grasp on her narrative and with all the, you guessed it, Hollywood style production the song leaps of the stylus and becomes it’s own cinematic piece.

Lightspeed Champion – Marlene (Domino) 25/01/2010

Dev Hynes first single since his first folk outing ‘Falling Off The Lavender Bridge’ finds the songwriter still toying with folk and alt country.

Editors – You Don’t know Love (Kitchenware) 25/01/2010

Editors have pulled out all the promotional stops on their latest single, ‘You Don’t Know Love’ from their third album ‘In This Light and On This Evening’.