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12 Jul 19

Another album to file under "Anthologies of bands that may have slipped through the cracks", Audio Antihero seem to be making a habit of releasing albums in this niche genre after putting out a similar collection by Tempertwig just a few months ago. Here they've teamed up with Old Money Records to release a 22 track anthology of Fighting Kites' material.

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03 May 19

Useless Coordinates is the debut album from Drahla (comprising of Luciel Brown, Rob Riggs and Mike Ainsley) which was recorded over just ten days in between a frantic touring schedule in 2018. It's dark and industrial right from the outset, utilising harsh, angular guitar sounds, discordant melodies and unusual rhythmic flows alongside more traditional punk and rock elements to create something that's both challenging and familiar. It can be harsh and desolate but with enough pumping rhythm to get you moving, should the mood take you (think Spectres with a bit more bounce).

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26 Apr 19

Welcome Home is Hannah Cohen's long awaited follow up to 2015's dark pop masterpiece, the criminally overlooked Pleasure Boy. On this album Cohen has morphed from synths and stark soundscapes to a smoother, folkier sound (albeit still with dashes of icy electronica). The album opens with "This Is Your Life", a hazy, wobbly dreamlike pop single with Cohen's pristine vocals sitting unassumingly on top.

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26 Apr 19

Designer is the third album from New Zealand musician Aldous Harding. Its modus operandi seems to be beautiful, mellow arrangements over a bare bones - but cool and funky rhythm section (think 1960s French funk-rock a la Serge Gainsbourg / Jean Claude Vannier). It's a spotless mix of surreal pop and (mostly) sad, stripped back introspection, the only real constant being the ultra slow tempo. These lush compositions bring to mind a host of artists and genres over the nine songs.