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Foxygen - Seeing Other People

Foxygen – Seeing Other People

by Andy Jex

Growing up in public does strange things to a psyche. Once you have experienced glowing adulation and the trappings of fame, the quest for substance…



Stealing Sheep – Big Wows


Stealing Sheep’s 2012 debut album, Into The Diamond Sun, was brilliantly eccentric; a folkish experiment with electronics and distinctive three-way harmonies. They’ve continued developing the...

Sunn O))) – Life Metal


Sunn O))) is a band of contrasts. Their music resides in a strange hinterland between minimalism and maximalism, one where they can extract the most extreme,...

Band Of Skulls @ Komedia, Bath


Going up against the final season premiere of Game Of Thrones would be a daunting assignment for any band. The worldwide television phenomenon certainly worked...

Sleeper @ Forum, London


After what could be described as a long hibernation, Sleeper are now very much wide awake. The Britpop band – who had three Top 10...

Fat White Family – Serfs Up!


Fat White Family appear like some musical hydra; where you chop off one head, three more spring up. If they’re not releasing increasingly focused sleaze-pop...

Fontaines DC – Dogrel


As statements of intent go, they don’t come much more blatant than the first track on Fontaines DC‘s debut album. “Dublin in the rain is...

Anderson .Paak – Ventura


As Jay-Z memorably once said of Kanye West, Anderson .Paak is a soulful dude. On his new album, Ventura, every track is dripping with smooth...

Spiral Stairs – We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized


When you’ve been in a band as influential as Pavement, it’s almost impossible to extricate yourself entirely from its legacy. Yet Scott Kannberg has consistently...

The Chemical Brothers – No Geography


While we reel from the tragic and unexpected loss of The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons find themselves more exposed as mature...

Band Of Skulls – Love Is All You Love


Change is never easy for a band, whether it’s by choice or enforced, especially when the previous status quo has been so successful. This was...

Pom Poko @ Lexington, London


Pom Poko are one of the bands who can make even the most jaded of gig goer fall in love with live music experience all...

Beirut @ Hammersmith Apollo, London


Zach Condon has got to that stage in his career as the driving force in Beirut where his focus now seemingly lies in subtly finessing...

Midori Takada & Lafawndah: Ceremonial Blue @ Barbican, London


  It begins in darkness with a bell, a tinkling ring that opens proceedings, the bulk of the crowd seemingly still hanging around at the...

Prins Thomas – Ambitions


Prins Thomas is his name, odyssean grooves are his game: having made a name for himself with lengthy synth-driven workouts, his newest record Ambitions continues...

Khalid – Free Spirit


Twoyears since his debut album American Teen, Khalid is back with a sophomore record that has a few more big names on the production credits...

Beth Gibbons & the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Penderecki – He...


Beth Gibbons is not one for taking the easy option, nor the expected. When the world was anticipating a long and fruitful career for Portishead...

Edwyn Collins – Badbea


Edwyn Collins is content. When you consider what the one-time Orange Juice vocalist has been through since his near-fatal brain haemorrhage in 2005, that is...

Africa Express: The Circus @ Wanstead Flats, London


Back in February 2018 Waltham Forest was named the London Borough Of Culture for 2019 and one of the key events announced was a show...

Jenny Lewis – On The Line


There’s always been an endearing honesty to Jenny Lewis’ songs, right back to the days of Rilo Kiley where she would wrap pretty little indie-folk...

White Denim – Side Effects


It’s been less than a year since the last White Denim record, and only a month or so since their last EP – they’re the...