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Single Review: Crystal Castles - Wrath of...

Freddie Kruger lullabies crumble into echoing teutonic trance on the ‘Castles latest. As ever, their music gleams with a...

Single Review: Halestorm - I Miss the Misery

Lumbering major label rock stodge aimed direct at the black, cankered heart of Jeremy Clarkson. Every chord change, every note,...

Single Review: Dappy - Good Intentions

Yeah, yeah I know having a go at Dappy is as easy and soul crushing as kicking a limbless man in the nuts, but honestly, what...

Single Review: Passion Pit - Take A Walk

Probably the first song we've heard to combine clear, sweet as pie oom-pah melodies with a dark credit crunch story of a...

Single Review: Michael Jackson ft Pitbull...

In which Afrojack and Pitbull burst into a morgue, grab MJs waxen corpse, and force it's wasted, emaciated limbs to do the...

Single Review: Lianne La Havas - Forget

The best track on Lianne La Havas' Mercury nominated album gets its own release, and rightly so. Putting the 'fun'...

Single Review: The Killers - Runaways

Fist pumping, arena bothering guff from Flowers and co. I know that hordes of you love them, but really, didn't we shake...

Single Review: Graham Coxon - Advice

Superb, bratty Blur punk from Coxon, who's seeing his best form for years. Advice, the opener from this years excellent...

Single Review: Prince Fatty - Got Your...

"Prince Fatty won’t disappoint the lovers of the early 70s sound," reads their bio. Which is good, because the...

Single Review: Syrenica - Hide

After masterminding the Dubstep cover of Crossover with an orchestra to great acclaim a few months back, producer Andy Land...

Single Review: Stubborn Heart - Need Someone

This cut first surfaced as a white label in mid 2011. Since then it's been picked up by new XL Records imprint Kaya Kaya,...

Single Review: H Hawkline - Black Domino Box

Crazed pastoral psychedelia from Cardiff, Black Domino Box leaves me concluding that we need more H Hawkline in our lives....

Single Review: New Riot - Raising the...

Former SupaJam Fast Track finalists New Riot have spent the last couple of years honing their craft on the road, taking their...

Single Review: Bordeauxxx - The Beach...

The Beach Girls and the Monster is the lead single off Bordeauxxx's new mini-album Only Friction (which you can pre-order...

Single Review: Black Keys - Run Right Back

The Black Keys slink into town with another nugget from the El Camino albium. You know the drill by now; sleaze eyed guitar...

Single Review: Joel Sarakula - I Will...

London-based Australian songwriter Joel Sarakula releases a smooth n' sleazy number for us this week. Well, not...

Single Review: We Are The Physics -...

Following on from the international sensation 'Goran Ivanisevic', We Are The Physics release their second single from...

Single Review: Green Day - Oh Love

Green Day have released the lead single from their upcoming ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trio of albums. 'Oh...

Single Review: Bloc Party - Octopus

With a sharp intake of breath, and a savage, stuttered guitar Bloc Party announce their return. Make no mistake, Octopus, first...

Single Review: Ariel Pink's Haunted...

Ariel Pink - added by Dam Funk on backing croons- drops a silky piece of seventies slow jam as a taster of forthcoming album...

Single Review: Nas ft Amy Winehouse -...

Maybe it's just me, but isn't Nas rapping 'pass me the cherry wine/ life is good' on this post humous duet with...

Single Review: From Forests - From...

In a move of sheer genius, From Forests call their first track on their debut EP "Intro". I see what they did there....

Single Review: Pink Cigar - Blues To Bed

Pink Cigars snarl, shout and strut like a warthog. They sound like they could be dickheads but that doesn't matter. More...

Single Review: Rizzle Kicks - Dreamers

  Immediately, the accompanying music was reminiscent of Dr Dre - What’s The Difference. So that was interesting....

Single Review: Gossip - Move In The Right...

What the fuck happened to Gossip? Indie darlings for ...well a long time and now they seem to have sold their soul in favour of...

Single Review: We Are The Physics - Goran...

The lack of singles about Croatian Tennis players is really a damning indictment of our musical climate. We Are The Physics...

Single Review: Theme Park - Jamaica

Already heralded by some as the unlikely sound of Summer 2012, Theme Park celebrate their support slot for Bloc Party's...

Single Review: Julie Hawk - The Value Of...

An airy folk number from Irish singer-songwriter Julie Hawk. At times pained, at times sounding like a fairy, Hawk's vocal...

Single Review: Sam Beeton - Bust It Loose

The latest release from Sam Beeton's Record Club is a Dylan-esque Summer number. Fields of corn breeze by as a harmonica...

Single Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra -...

Unknown Mortal Orchestra kick off Adult Swim's 2012 Singles Programme. Twelve free singles in twelve weeks, simple. So, is...

Single Review: Holy Vessels - Springtime...

I haven't pressed play yet, but I've seen that Holy Vessels are releasing their debut single on their own label, which...

Single Review: Divine Fits - My Love Is Real

In the wake of Handsome Furs, ex-Wolf Parade man Dan Boeckner's recently-finished project with wife Alexei Perry, it...

Single Review: Sunless 97 - Body Weather

I've not had much call to go riding down a cartoon rainbow on a kayak carved from marshmellows this summer, let alone enjoy...

Single Review: Public Service...

Public Service Broadcasting have collaborated with the British Film Institute to produce this entertaining curiosity of an EP....

Single Review: Purity Ring - Belispeak

The best single release I've heard this week comes from Canadian's Purity Ring- it's got the same bitstrangled...

Single Review: Flo Rida - Whistle

Do you want to blow Flo Rida's whistle? Because if your a girl, he'd very much like you to. And by whistle we think he...

Single Review: Spiritualized - Little Girl

"Sometimes I wish that I was dead// Because only the living can feel the pain" WAHEY! Ain't no party like a...

Single Review: Ed Sheeran - Small Bump

Typically chart friendly singer songwriter pop from Sheeran, this time with a surprisingly melancholic twist. Small Bump begins...

Single Review: Maximo Park - Hips and Lips

The biggest also rans of the mid noughties indie boom are steadfastly refusing to give up the ghost and quietly dissolve into...

Single Review: Graham Coxon - Ooh, Yeh Yeh

One of the stand out tracks from Coxon's on-form A&E album, Ooh, Yeh Yeh has Graham laidback and cruising, situating...

Single Review: AlunaGeorge - You Know You...

On You Know You Like It AlunaGeorge have gone back to the future, specifically, the future envisaged by late 90s/ early...

Single Review: Benga - Icons ft Bebe Black

Benga's trying to navigate some middle ground between stadium smashing vocal dubstep and his own more ghostly brand of...

Single Review: Liars - No.1 Against the Rush

Liars are always an unknown quantity. They've evolved from angular New York punk funk, spent time as pagan witch drowning...

Single Review: The Mojo Fins - Sweet Spirit

The Mojo Fins weave intricate, introspective melodies on their latest EP- shades of Elbow and Fleet Foxes can be found in the...

Single Review: 2:54 - Creeping

A late night lit by the lights of an empty road, a mystery bundled up in your carboot, and a blood red moon, 2:54 supplying the...

Single Review: Fiction - Careful

Fiction have been building a steady fanbase with their sharply contoured art rock- 3 releases on trail blazing indie label...

Single Review: Neon Indian - Hex Girlfriend

Coming next week on Transgressive Records, it's THE SUMMER! YAY! The release of Hex Girlfriend appears to have been...

Single Review: Fort Lean - Sunsick

  Fort Lean are a Brooklyn based 5 piece-- Hey! I bet you loved reading that sentence! Somewhere along the way, writing...

Single Review: Wild Belle - Keep You

Aaahhhh, blue eyed reggae. Preserve of luminaries such as UB40, The Police, Ace of Base and that titan of ‘riddim’...

Single Review: Animal Collective - Honeycomb

Animal Collective were everybody’s best kept secret. All the psyched-up music fans had their barrel headphones blurting...

Single Review: Arctic Monkeys - Electricity

“The way R U Mine? has gone we are more into doing songs like that for now. We are kind of into the idea of doing a...

Single Review: Beach House - Lazuli

It’s Record Store Day on the 21st, and is there anything more appropriate for it than a Beach House single release?...

Single Review: Walkmen - Heaven

In 2010 I was lucky enough to attend Pavement’s ATP Festival at Minehead. The atmosphere of the weekend was spectacular;...

Single Review: Kwes - Igoyh

  We never get tired of hearing bands try something spectacular here at SupaJam. Whether it’s musically, lyrically,...

Single Review: Man Without Country - Puppets

An epic missive from this Cardiff duo, Puppets stomps around like a glam shoegazing giant, all swirling arpeggiated synths, ice...

Single Review: Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans

If you've listened to mainstream radio at all in 2012 then you will have heard Blue Jeans in heavy rotation- it's slick...

Single Review: Jimmy Edgar - This One's...

If you've ever wondered what TRON listens to when he's feeling frisky, you'll be happy to know that Jimmy...

Single Review: Black Dice - Pigs

Hi. I'm a music critic. Years of relentless exposure to new and wildly varying sounds have utterly crippled any sense of...

Single Review: Theme Park - Two Hours

Ahhhh yes, the 80s, that forgotten continent. If we didn't have Theme Park here to remind us exactly how the 80s sounded -...

Single Review: Single Review: Bombay...

Out 9th April, ‘How Can you Swallow So Much Sleep’ is the fourth single to be released from Bombay’s third...

Single Review: Black Veil Brides -...

Black Veil Brides – Ritual The usual glossy teen metal from BVB, who increasingly remind me of 90s dullards Counting...

Single Review: Beach House - Rocket Juice...

Beach House – Myth In which Beach House take ‘feeling a bit miserable’ and mould it into a basis for...

Single Review: A Plastic Rose - Build...

Luring you in with a build up of the remorseful sound of violin’s and cello’s Build from the Ground Up then slaps...

Single Review: Duane the Teenage Weirdo -...

Duane the Teenage Weirdo – Postcard From Hell Prosaic band names are great. Look at ‘The Military Wives...

Single Review: Singles from Jagwar Ma -...

  Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me Well now this right here is a glorious compact of classic pop and floppy, wide eyed...

Single Review: Dodgy - Veronica Falls -...

Single reviews 15-2-2012 Dodgy – What Became of You Dodgy ask ‘What Became of You’? Who knows if...

Single Review: New Releases Feb 8th

Friends – Friend Crush Sometimes being a New Yorker is a definite advantage. Take Friends. They’ve got a pretty...

Single Review: This weeks new releases

The Kills – Last Goodbye Ten years into their existence, The Kills have unplugged the buzzsaw guitars and turned instead...

Single Review: Mikal Cronin Tide

Towards the end of the splendid 3 minute garage psyche out, Tide, Mikal Cronin bursts into a nerve splintering guitar solo that...

Single Review: Mark Lanegan Band The...

This gravedigger is growling out blood red cult rock, dredged from America’s deepest South. Against a wall of thrumming...

Single Review: Drums of Death The Jerk

Seeing as I was so mean earlier today about Benny Benassi, I feel it’s time to redress the dance music balance. Skull...

Single Review: Benny Benassi Close To Me

A brilliant soundtrack, if, like me, you plan to spend tomorrow shoving a bunch of E’s up your arse, joyriding your...

Single Review: Noel Gallaghers High...

Look, when you sit in a chair you just want it to be a fucking chair, right? You don’t want it to be made of trifle, or...

Single Review: Bombay Bicycle Club Leave It

The third single drawn from their critically-acclaimed album A Different Kind of Fix, Leave It offers a sombre take on...

Single Review: The Milk B Roads

Here come The Milk then with their ‘geezer’ soul. Sounding like a low rent mix of Cee-Lo Green and Vic Reeves...

Single Review: Throwing Snow

  Well this one’s a real game of two halves. First up, it’s all twinkle toed fairy plonking 2 step synth...

Single Review: Dum Dum Girls Crocodiles...

Newsflash! The Christmas song from Little Mix is shit! We're not knocking the girls themselves, just whichever cog in the...

Single Review: Stealing Sheep - Jack in...

  Stealing Sheep – Noah & The Paper Moon   Hailing from Liverpool, spiritually Stealing Sheep inhabit the...

Single Review: Death Cab For Cutie, Red...

Death Cabs third single from the album Codes and Keys is a sweet acoustic number called Stay Young, Go Dancing. The song opens...

Single Review: L-Vis 1990 - Feel the Void

L-Vis 1990 grows in profile year by year. A leading force in the taste making Night Slugs crew, the DJ and producer has been an...

Single Review: The Vaccines - Tiger Blood

Another thumping exercise in brevity from The Vaccines, Tiger Blood clocks in at a hectic 2 minutes long, and has just what...

Single Review: Doctor P - Neon

Doctor P has chosen to follow a depressingly well established dubstep path- Make your name on the underground with a stomach...

Single Review: Little Dragon - Little Man

Swedish hipster favourites Little Dragon return with another slice of under stated skippy electro magic. ‘Little...

Single Review: The Drums - How It Ended

With ‘How It Ended’ The Drums continue to chart their bitter sweet course through danceable indie pop melancholy....

Single Review: Woman's Hour - Jenni Human

The debut single from Woman’s Hour gathers together a clutch of hipster signposts and tries to fashion them into...

Single Review: Wolf Gang - Back to Back

There’s loads to recommend about the new Wolf Gang single—the menacing dubbed out bassline, the swooning disco...

Single Review: Rizzle Kicks - When I Was...

Rizzle Kicks’ rise to the top UK stardom is starting to look inevitable. This new track taps into a grand British...

Single Review: New releases

Lights Out Words Gone- Bombay Bicycle Club. When you mention the words English Indie rock, you automatically imagine something...

Single Review: New releases review

Murray James - Protect Me Before we can consider the merits of Murray James’ song ‘Protect Me’, there is one...

Single Review: Latest Singles Review

Canterbury- ‘More Than Know’ Indie snobs won’t be happy that some of the vocals have been tweaked to sound...