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Live Review: Spector - The Farmhouse,...

Spector - The Farmhouse, Canterbury 28.04.12 If you haven’t heard of Spector before, it won’t be long… The...

Album Review: Moonface - Heartbreaking...

So here it is: Spencer Krug's emergence from the darkness, unshaven, uncut, and uncoothed - he's back. In saying that,...

Live Review: Fast Track to Strawberry...

Well this was it; after months of searching & hundreds of entries The Live Grand Final for SupaJam’s “Fast...

Live Review: Live Review: Coachella 2012

After what appeared to be the hardest season for music festivals in UK and Europe this year, with Sonisphere’s...

Album Review: Santigold - Master of My...

Compared to the 30 years or so it took Santigold to get her first album out, the 4 year gap between that and this, her...

Album Review: Jack White - Blunderbuss

So here he is, Jack White all on his lonesome. No more Meg or Raconteurs to deflect attention, this is Jack’s show, and...

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...

Album Review: Tu Fawning - A Monument

Portland’s Tu Fawning conjure a mystic world. They lurk in minor chords, then spring out, hooting from behind murky bass...

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,...

Album Review: The Shins - Port Of Morrow

  I was fourteen, sat cross-legged on the edge of my bed looking out of the window to a farmyard on a summer‘s...

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...

Live Review: Odd Future at Brixton...

Odd Future have been reigniting indie kids love of hip hop by bolting the kinetics of a rock show onto the pared street boom...

Album Review: Graham Coxon - A and E

On Graham Coxon’s eighth album the former booze battering Blur man sounds, well, relaxed. A&E is Coxon’s homage...

Single Review: Black Veil Brides -...

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

Live Review: Two Jackals - Bullies - Fat...

ORIGINAL OUTSIDER// THE SOCIAL// OXFORD CIRCUS// MARCH 20TH If it feels a bit like an end of year school show at The Social...

Album Review: The Futureheads - Rant

Most innovations in pop music have been driven by technology – from the electric guitar amping blues into rock n roll, to...

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...

Album Review: Kindness - World, You Need...

On World, You Need a Change of Mind, Kindness mastermind Adam Bainbridge reimagines sleek 80s funk into a woozy blur; a...

Album Review: Dry The River - Shallow Bed

Dry the River are an A&R man’s dream- they carve out advert ready folk with ‘anthem’ cranked way past 11,...

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...

Album Review: Antlered Man

Antlered Man - Giftes 1&2 Hailing from the Godawful South London borough of Bermondsey – once officially home to more...

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...

Album Review: Django Django

Django Django defy description. Trying to pin down their sound is akin to the old fairground game of whacking plastic moles...

Album Review: Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

Now Born To Die has been out a few days, we’ve had a chance to really listen to the first ‘event’ album of...

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...

Live Review: Toy at The Shacklewell Arms...

Toy take to a stage flooded with the lava lamp projections of a Ken Kesey happening. They look part- long hair, 60s gear,...

Album Review: Beck Goldsmith - Hollow For...

With near 20 years since classic albums by Portishead, Tricky and Massive Attack defined the particularly English sound of trip...

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...

Album Review: Dizzee Rascal -...

So not officially a new album from Dizzee, but something far, far better- a mixtape return to the stanking gutter grime with...

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...

Album Review: Black Lips - El Camino

Fame has come both steadily and suddenly for the Black Keys—steadily in that they’ve been producing their bluesy...

Live Review: KT Tunstall at Union Chapel

KT Tunstall at the Union Chapel, Tuesday 8th November 2011 as watched by Helen Thomson You might think you know who KT Tunstall...

Album Review: Snow Patrol - Fallen...

  Snow Patrol have come a long way since their early years of sleeping on fans floors and pretending to be members of...

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...

Album Review: Florence and the Machine -...

To describe Florence’s rise to ubiquitous stardom as ‘meteoric’ does it a disservice. Whilst it’s not...

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....

Album Review: Buraka Som Sistema

  Portugese futurists Buraka Som Sistema came to prominence with their MIA collaboration- 2008’s ‘Sound of...

Album Review: Veronica Falls - Veronica...

From the first strums of opener and blog favourite, ‘Found Love in A Graveyard’, Veronica Falls wear their...

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...

Album Review: Noel Gallagher's High...

Oasis were undoubtedly one of the biggest British rock bands of the last 30 years and the Gallagher brothers are now two of the...

Single Review: New releases

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

Album Review: The Doups: Small Town Gossip

This week will see the release of ‘Small Town Gossip’ the debut album by the Portuguese blues indie rock four piece...

Single Review: New releases review

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

Album Review: Zola Jesus’ Conatus

There are two things here we need to get out of the way first. Number one: every artist should have the work ethic and release...

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...

Single Review: Weekly Singles Review

Feist -  How come you never go there? Feist is both Canadian indie royalty and set to release her 4th studio album,...

Album Review: Ryan Adams 'Ashes and Fire'

Ryan Adams is set to release his thirteenth studio album on the 10th of October, which officially makes him an elder statesman....

Album Review: Kasabian Velocirapter

When Kasabian first stepped onto the scene, they were branded as ‘Lad-Rock’ and followed in the footsteps of Oasis;...

Single Review: September 19th

Dappy has released his first solo single 'No Regrets' today. He recently announced that N-Dubz could be coming to an...

Album Review: The Drums Portamento

Brooklyn based indie pop band The Drums achieved great success last year with their debut self-titled album ‘The...

Single Review: September 12th

Kasabian are back this week with ‘Days Are Forgotten’ the first track off upcoming album...

Live Review: If You Went Down to the...

  Critically acclaimed indie rockers British Sea Power and their 10 foot bear Ursine Ultra were the climax to Woolfstock...

Single Review: September 5th

The Foo Fighter's have just released "Arlandria", the third song of their number one album  "Wasting...

Single Review: This Weeks Singles Reviews

Jessie J- Who's Laughing Now? Jessie J returns on the back of sets at some of the biggest festivals including Glastonbury...

Album Review: Viva Brother’s Famous First...

Viva Brother’s album has been out for a few weeks, and that’s given us the time to give it a really good listen....

Single Review: Singles Review for August...

Noel Gallagher- The Death of You and Me Perhaps one of the more eagerly anticipated singles of 2011 is Noel Gallagher's...

Live Review: Bestival Festival - Should...

Is the Bestival festival going to be worth the treck? . . . James Wharton discusses   It's festival time boys and...

Live Review: Wilderness Festival

Upon arrival at Wilderness Festival we believed that the most extrovert offerings this idyllic countryside had to offer us...

Single Review: Noel Gallagher's High...

The wait is over! After enduring Liam Gallagher’s incessant bitching since Oasis split two years ago it really does feel...

Single Review: Marina and The Diamonds -...

Marina and The Diamonds has returned with a new song/video ‘Fear and Loathing’ which appears to be the premise for...