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Squeeze - The Knowledge

Squeeze – The Knowledge

by Rob Mesure

“If you’re a genius it might take you a year. On the other hand it might take you two, or even or ten. And if…



Slowdive @ Roundhouse, London


Tonight’s show at the Roundhouse brought to an end the European leg of Slowdive‘s year-long tour that has also seen them play sold-out shows in...

Liam Gallagher – As You Were


Liam Gallagher’s first solo album, three years after the fizzling out of his post-Oasis band Beady Eye, is surprisingly good. It is named after the...

Rostam – Half-Light


You can’t accuse Rostam Batmanglij of dragging his feet. Since he announced his split from Vampire Weekend at the start of last year, he’s barely...

St Vincent – MASSEDUCTION


St Vincent‘s fith album comes with a pretty high degree of expectation. 2015’s self-titled record was a career high, full of inventive, thrilling and accessible...

Gary Numan – Savage (Songs From A Broken World)


It’s fair to say that, having clocked up over four decades in the music industry, been recognised as a pioneer in the field of electronic...

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice


The announcement of a Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile collaborative record earlier in the year felt like Christmas had come early. Both artists have overcome the perilously...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers


Godspeed You! Black Emperor have always been a political band, it’s just that they’ve never felt the need to express their opinions in the shape...

The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful


Over a decade on from the success of their debut album Hot Fuss, The Killers’ fifth album sees them return with legacy on their mind....

Behind The Shadow Drops – H a r m o n i c


As guitarist and one the founders of MONO, Takaakira Goto (or Taka to his friends) is more than well versed in creating immersive post-rock soundscapes...

Hurts – Desire


Manchester duo Hurts, consisting of Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft, have always been rather intriguing. Like Everything Everything they can be difficult to place in...

Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life


Wolf Alice return with their eagerly-awaited second album, Visions Of A Life – and it has a lot to live up to. The likes of...

Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly


With his compelling back story as a youth spent living homeless in Paris, a highly idiosyncratic compositional style, and above all, his astonishing, multi-octave voice,...

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps


There’s nothing like a bit of pressure on a young artist. Phoebe Bridgers is a 23 year old LA-based songwriter who early collaborator Ryan Adams...

The Horrors – V


Ten years on from their debut album, it’s still very clear what drives The Horrors. “For us to be excited and motivated it has to...

Jen Cloher @ Lexington, London


Jen Cloher‘s opening act, fellow Australians Cable Ties, tear a strip off of the Lexington that leaves you thinking, ‘where the hell do you go...

Sparks @ Ritz, Manchester


Twenty-three albums (24 if you include 2015’s FFS collaboration with Franz Ferdinand) in, Sparks brothers Ron and Russell Mael are showing no sign of letting up....

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven


Album number six from Wolves In The Throne Room sees the band returning with a sense of freshness. The trilogy of albums that began with...

The Black Angels @ Forum, London


Texan neo-psych rockers The Black Angels have been around for more than a decade now, though they haven’t yet made too much of an impact...

Van Morrison – Roll With The Punches


For his 37th studio album Van Morrison returns to his roots by celebrating his passion for the blues and the influence it has had on...

Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun


Never one to stand still, Hiss Spun finds Chelsea Wolfe continuing where her much loved Abyss left off; embracing the metal tones that were starting to...