Depeche Mode – Delta Machine (Mute)

‘Delta Machine’ is a step in the right direction for the Basildon three, but when comparing it to previous glories, it would barely break into their top ten.

Ryan Adams @ The Royal Albert Hall, London 19/03/2013

There was a tension surrounding the fact that it was Adams? first show with a band for four years

My Bloody Valentine @ Hammersmith Apollo, 13/03/2013

The delighted but now possibly hearing-impaired audience had enough for one night. But surely, most will happily come back for more sonic torture

Low – The Invisible Way (Sub Pop)

The Invisible Way is not a leap forward for Low, rather a confirmation that where they are standing is exactly where they should be.

Deptford Goth ? Life After Defo (Merok)

It’s dark and moody, like the latter part of his stage name suggests; but it’s nowhere near the everyday banality the former part evokes.

Youth Lagoon ? Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum)

The second dip into the lagoon is deeper, warmer, clearer ? you’ll want to stay submerged until your skin goes all weird and pruney.

Doldrums ? Lesser Evil (Souterrain Transmissions)

Lesser Evil is an eerie listen, but also an up beat release that will have you bouncing off the walls in the dark.

Veronica Falls – Waiting For Something To Happen (Slumberland/Bella Union)

They’re not going to change the world with this album, but they might make you smile.

The 1975 @ Borderline, London 18/02/13

A work in progress, if they can find more tracks that can match ‘Sex’ and ‘The City’ they will be flying, as surely no one wants an 80s white funk revival

Darwin Deez ? Songs for Imaginative People (Lucky Number)

As the title suggests, ?Songs for Imaginative People? takes a more thoughtful and considered direction to its predecessor.