22 February releases – Reviewed and rated

Electronic music takes centre stage this week with some fantastic work from Teeth Of The Sea, banging techno from Modeselektor, acid influenced psych rock from The Young Gods and a majestic EP from Snow Palms.

Teeth of the Sea - Wraith album cover

Teeth Of The Sea – Wraith

Rating: 8/10Read full review

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Snow Palms - Everything Ascending EP cover

Snow Palms – Everything Ascending (EP)

An epic blend of dance, electronica and neo-classical that works together seamlessly

Rating: 8/10Read full review

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Modeselektor - Who Else album cover

Modeselektor – Who Else

Rating: 7.5/10Read full review

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The Young Gods - Data Mirage Tangram album cover

The Young Gods – Data Mirage Tangram

Nice mix of industro-psych rock with some serious acid effects going on at times. Highly intriguing.

Rating: 7/10

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Drenge - Strange Creatures album cover

Drenge – Strange Creatures

Buzzsaw bass, squelchy synths, and post-punk guitars make for an at-times absorbing, but ultimately patchy album.

Rating: 7/10

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Du Blonde - Lung Bread For Daddy album cover

Du Blonde – Lung Bread For Daddy

A darker, grungy indie work that begs for your attention.

Rating: 7/10

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Pom Poko - Birthday album cover

Pom Poko – Birthday

Bouncy pop punk and indie rock with a strong Japanese influence in its styling. Certainly worth a couple of listens.

Rating: 7/10

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Feels - Post Earth album cover

Feels – Post Earth

Enjoyable enough indie-pop-rock but not going to set the world on fire.

Rating: 6/10

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Desperate Journalist - In Search Of The Miraculous album cover

Desperate Journalist – In Search Of The Miraculous

Indie-rock with a tinge of post-punk/Cure to it.Friendly on the ears but a bit standard and probably taking itself too seriously.

Rating: 5.5/10

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Sleaford Mods- Eton Alive album cover

Sleaford Mods– Eton Alive

Likeable, but very samey. Bar the caustic lyrics, the songs fail to take you anywhere musically.

Rating: 5.5/10

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Gary Clark Jr. - This Land album cover

Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Blues-rock with the odd bit of synth thrown in. Acceptable but nothing more.

Rating: 5/10

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New Music Friday 22 February – What to listen to

Looking forward to some heavy post-punk guitars from Drenge this week, alongside a new album from Sleaford Mods and a bit of techno from Modeselektor, among others. I’ll pick out the best to review during the week and report back.

Drenge - Strange Creatures album cover

Drenge – Strange Creatures

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Sleaford Mods- Eton Alive album cover

Sleaford Mods– Eton Alive

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Modeselektor - Who Else album cover

Modeselektor – Who Else

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Teeth of the Sea - Wraith album cover

Teeth of the Sea – Wraith

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Feels - Post Earth album cover

Feels – Post Earth

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Du Blonde - Lung Bread For Daddy album cover

Du Blonde – Lung Bread For Daddy

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Pom Poko - Birthday album cover

Pom Poko – Birthday

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The Young Gods - Data Mirage Tangram album cover

The Young Gods – Data Mirage Tangram

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Desperate Journalist - In Search Of The Miraculous album cover

Desperate Journalist – In Search Of The Miraculous

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Gary Clark Jr. - This Land album cover

Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

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Snow Palms - Everything Ascending EP cover

Snow Palms – Everything Ascending (EP)

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