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Foals – ‘What Went Down’ album review


Foals have always excelled in whatever genre they’ve dipped into. From the amazing pre-‘Antidotes’ tracks of ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Try This On Your Piano’ to their almost-resurrection of nu-metal on ‘Inhaler’, there’s always been something a bit special about the Oxford five-piece. Now they arrive at their fourth album and hopes are high. They turned down…

Salvation Bill – FML (Feel My Lump)


Salvation Bill is truly a mesmerising prospect and now Ollie Thomas’ all-encompassing musical project is back with a new single – the self-depreciatingly titled ‘FML (Feel My Lump)’. With guitar work that has the essence of math-rock complexity looped around an altogether more tropical ambience, Oxford resident Ollie’s distinctive and slightly mumbled vocals are delivered…

Spring Offensive release free download ‘Speak’


Ahead of two major shows in England and a short European tour, Spring Offensive have released their new free download ‘Speak’. Self-produced, the song is three minutes of twisted pop that has a soothing quality as the rhythmic group harmonies sing: “I will speak now, or forever hold my tongue”. There’s also a searing honesty…