Recommended – XS Noize | Online Music Magazine https://www.xsnoize.com XS Noize is an online music publication updated daily with music news, interviews, music videos, tour dates, album reviews, and much more. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:44:47 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://i2.wp.com/www.xsnoize.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/favicon.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Recommended – XS Noize | Online Music Magazine https://www.xsnoize.com 32 32 142397596 ALBUM REVIEW: TESS PARKS & ANTON NEWCOMBE – I DECLARE NOTHING https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-tess-parks-anton-newcombe-i-declare-nothing/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-tess-parks-anton-newcombe-i-declare-nothing/#comments Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:06:15 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=10210 On June 29th Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe release the results of their exciting collaborative effort entitled I Declare Nothing. It is an enticing and tempting creation that combines Newcombe’s legendary psychedelica with Tess Park’s smoldering [...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: WOLF COLONY – UNMASKED https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-wolf-colony-unmasked/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-wolf-colony-unmasked/#respond Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:27:35 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=7298 The description “Emotional electronica” sounds like a contradiction in terms. I come from the position that the two are not mutually exclusive. Anonymous singer songwriter Wolf Colony is a deft practitioner in the unlikely genre. [...]

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COURTNEY BARNETT – ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ https://www.xsnoize.com/courtney-barnett-sometimes-i-sit-and-think-and-sometimes-i-just-sit/ https://www.xsnoize.com/courtney-barnett-sometimes-i-sit-and-think-and-sometimes-i-just-sit/#respond Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:11:18 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=6763 It’s been fascinating watching Courtney Barnett’s journey over the past few years, in the way that it’s grown in such an organic way that I don’t think I’ve seen in my time. Originally releasing two [...]

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THERAPY? – DISQUIET https://www.xsnoize.com/therapy-disquiet/ https://www.xsnoize.com/therapy-disquiet/#respond Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:46:38 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=6717 Northern Ireland’s outsider three piece Therapy? return with their 14th studio album Disquiet. In spite of their misfit status, they have outlasted a great number of their peers and yet remained tangibly underground, sticking to [...]

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THE DECEMBERISTS – WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD https://www.xsnoize.com/the-decemberists-terrible-world-beautiful-world/ https://www.xsnoize.com/the-decemberists-terrible-world-beautiful-world/#respond Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:06:20 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=4609 All hail and let the banners unfurl, Portland band The Decemberists have released their seventh album, What A Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Those eclectic literary pedants are following up the critically acclaimed The [...]

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PANDA BEAR – PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER https://www.xsnoize.com/panda-bear-panda-bear-meets-grim-reaper/ https://www.xsnoize.com/panda-bear-panda-bear-meets-grim-reaper/#respond Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:39:00 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=4303 Recently, Noah Lennox a.k.a. Panda Bear gave an interview to The Quietus where he talked about his favorite thirteen albums. They ranged from the ‘Enter The Wu Tang’ to King Tubby’s ‘Roots Of Dub’ to [...]

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CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN – THE BALCONY https://www.xsnoize.com/catfish-bottlemen-balcony/ https://www.xsnoize.com/catfish-bottlemen-balcony/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:37:06 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=4141 If you’ve spent any time listening to indie/alternative radio in the past couple of months you’ve heard Catfish and the Bottlemen’s single Kathleen.  Kathleen is the impressive first single off their debut full-length LP The [...]

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VIET CONG – VIET CONG https://www.xsnoize.com/viet-cong-viet-cong/ https://www.xsnoize.com/viet-cong-viet-cong/#respond Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:52:10 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3894 A band with a name like Viet Cong could have gone all so wrong. Artwork devoid of colour, their name taken from a place in time many people still aren’t comfortable discussing, in most cases [...]

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ARCHIVE – RESTRICTION https://www.xsnoize.com/archive-restriction/ https://www.xsnoize.com/archive-restriction/#respond Sun, 11 Jan 2015 18:43:49 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3747 London based Archive return with their 10th album Restriction, produced by longtime collaborator Jerome Devoise. Encompassing mainstay duo Darius Keeler and Dan Griffiths with four vocalists and a multitude of songwriters Archive have been on a [...]

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BELLE & SEBASTIAN – GIRLS IN PEACETIME WANT TO DANCE https://www.xsnoize.com/belle-sebastian-girls-peacetime-want-dance/ https://www.xsnoize.com/belle-sebastian-girls-peacetime-want-dance/#respond Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:58:14 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3734 I have to start this review with a confession – I’ve never quite got Belle and Sebastian. They’ve had moments of indisputable genius in the past but I’ve never found myself fully gripped by one [...]

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THE GRAVITY DRIVE – TESTAMENT https://www.xsnoize.com/gravity-drive-testament/ https://www.xsnoize.com/gravity-drive-testament/#respond Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:25:05 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3601 The Gravity Drive is a prime example showing that the music distribution world has seismically shifted and we are in” Kansas” no longer.  Even 10 years ago it would have been difficult to imagine a [...]

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THE PALE BLUE DOTS – LOTS OF DOTS https://www.xsnoize.com/pale-blue-dots-lots-dots/ https://www.xsnoize.com/pale-blue-dots-lots-dots/#respond Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:56:53 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3542 Huw(Bunf) Bunford ,frontman of The Super Furry Animals, has been on a productive hiatus from the group. Bunford has formed a side project band, The Pale Blue Dots with composer Richard Chester. The duo has [...]

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XS NOIZE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014 https://www.xsnoize.com/xs-noize-top-10-albums-2014/ https://www.xsnoize.com/xs-noize-top-10-albums-2014/#respond Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:42:23 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3441 XS Noize has only been live for 6 months but in that short time our writers have reviewed and heard some amazing music. Everyone put forward their favorite albums from the year, and after much [...]

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MOGWAI – MUSIC INDUSTRY 3 FITNESS INDUSTRY 1 EP https://www.xsnoize.com/mogwai-music-industry-3-fitness-industry-1-ep/ https://www.xsnoize.com/mogwai-music-industry-3-fitness-industry-1-ep/#respond Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:16:30 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3107 Mogwai round off a great year for them with a new e.p. that is a fantastic counterpart to 2014’s excellent Rave Tapes album. Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 features three new tracks and three [...]

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THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE + – EP https://www.xsnoize.com/brian-jonestown-massacre-ep/ https://www.xsnoize.com/brian-jonestown-massacre-ep/#respond Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:09:16 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=2872 Safe money in the late 1990’s would never have bet that The Brian Jonestown Massacre would still exist or would be releasing new music in the 2010’s. The famously volatile band had massive skills and [...]

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DEPECHE MODE – LIVE IN BERLIN SOUNDTRACK https://www.xsnoize.com/depeche-mode-live-berlin-soundtrack/ https://www.xsnoize.com/depeche-mode-live-berlin-soundtrack/#respond Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:26:30 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=2730 The Godfathers of Electronic rock have been no strangers to live recordings and DVD’s accompanying their sell out World tours throughout the years and have a pretty impressive  live release catalogue to browse through, if [...]

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TV ON THE RADIO – SEEDS https://www.xsnoize.com/tv-radio-seeds/ https://www.xsnoize.com/tv-radio-seeds/#respond Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:47:12 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=2688 TV On The Radio are a peculiar beast. Their output has always, rightly, been critically acclaimed, but I’ve always felt they’ve been too reticent in places, masking some extraordinary tunes in too much sonic camouflage, always leaving a [...]

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SUPERFOOD – DON’T SAY THAT https://www.xsnoize.com/superfood-dont-say/ https://www.xsnoize.com/superfood-dont-say/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:33:36 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=2611 Birmingham indie four piece Superfood bring us some 90’s nostalgia with their debut effort the upbeat Don’t Say That. The familiar 90’s baggy sound has been making a comeback over the past few years with [...]

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SIMPLE MINDS – BIG MUSIC https://www.xsnoize.com/simple-minds-big-music-2/ https://www.xsnoize.com/simple-minds-big-music-2/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:22:11 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=2422 They say everything old is new again. These days Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill and the other members of Simple Minds could attest to that truism. Simple Minds is in the midst of a musical renaissance. [...]

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CLASSIC ALBUM: Suede’s ‘Dog Man Star’ turns 25 https://www.xsnoize.com/suede-dog-man-star/ https://www.xsnoize.com/suede-dog-man-star/#respond Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:28:13 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=2346 The easiest thing to do when reviewing an album is to call the subject of your piece “A classic” or “A landmark” and all those other easy to trot out inanities. The fact is, very [...]

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