Wild Beasts – Smother (Domino Records)

Contender for one of the top albums of the year? It?s early days yet, but let?s not rule anything out.

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Bella Union)

The success story that has followed Fleet Foxes around since their debut in 2008 meant that interest in their follow-up was always going to be rife

Camden Crawl 2011 ? Five Acts Not To Miss

To make sure you don’t miss out on those ‘you should have been there’ moments, below are a five acts you want to get there ealry for.

Metronomy @ Nottingham Rescue Rooms, April 14/04/2011

On this current rich vain of form, Metronomy look to be a rather enticing proposition for the forthcoming festival season.

Mazes – A Thousand Heys (Fat Cat) 11/04/2011

Although, all but 4 songs clock in at way less than 3 minutes, it is hard to not be sucked in by the glowing joyfulness of this record

The Kills ? Blood Pressures (Domino)

It was going to be interesting to see if the connectivity of the duo was still as strong on Blood Pressures as it was on the earlier releases.

Listen To Daughters’ Debut EP ‘His Young Heart’

To mark the EP’s release Elena is going to be playing her debut headline show at The Slaughtered Lamb in London on the 20th April.

Crystal Stilts @ Cargo, London 30/03/2011

Perhaps a stilting return to the scene for Brooklyn five-piece.

Emerging Artists #18 ? Big Deal

The sparseness of their music creates a haunting backdrop for their heartfelt lyrics and dual harmonies

Emerging Artists #17 – Braids

Calgary’s Braids build expansive waves of atmospheric electronics and combine them with the flair and eccentricities of Kate Bush and Bjork