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RAGS – RAGS

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RAGS is not an easy release to pin down. Free flowing and fuzzy guitar driven rock interspersed with an evolving ambient background, that plays out across two tracks that make up a 30 minute play time. A bit of a slow builder, but once it gets going it is textural and hypnotizing. Very different to anything I have heard in a while, and very easy to get lost in. Highly recommended.

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Snailhead – The Image

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The Image is an album inspired by the 1976 film of the same name. Whilst I have not seen the film itself, this rock driven British release does more than enough to keep you listening regardless. Snailhead puts forward synthpop alongside almost anthemic rock and also utilises a range of other artists in this album. The most surprising of these is the final rap track. A little too short unfortunately, but still a worthy download.

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Cooper’s – Price! Waterhouse! Cooper’s!

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Polar Sunspots returns back to form with¬†Price! Waterhouse! Cooper’s!, a mellow indie pop/rock release. Perhaps the best thing about this album is how warm and honest it is. Each of the four tracks bring out something new – the synth on Fluke is particularly awesome. Has a great bittersweet vibe at some points, especially in some of the lyrics. The instrumental final track is pretty great too.

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Beach Party – Beach Party

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Energetic punk rock release that is surprisingly accessible. I’ve never been a huge fan of punk but I found Beach Party really listenable, so it’s definitely something I would recommend to everyone. Five seriously catchy tracks, great instrumentation and some pretty good lyrics. A release you can listen to over and over.

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Ascensionist – Beautiful Catastrophe

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Ascensionist are a group of 11 producers, MCs and instrumentalists. Beautiful Catastrophe is their debut album that mixes hip-hop with rock and pop under the concept of the end of world. Ascensionist manage to pull this off really well, with a great selection of accessible tracks. Really different and interesting stuff – the sort of album that has a little something for everyone.

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