We asked our contributors to tell us which bits of 2016 they didn't completely hate. Our New Music Editor, Emily Pilbeam, picked Car Seat Headrest's album, Teens of Denial.

The soothing seventies melodies and beautifully sequinned shirts of Tennis’ ‘In The Morning I’ll Be Better’ video reminds us that everything, actually, will be alright.

We asked our contributors to tell us which bits of 2016 they didn't completely hate. Writer Izzie Dyer favours four-piece, Teleman’s second album.

We asked our contributors to tell us which bits of 2016 they didn't completely hate. Photographer Chris Patmore takes us through his favourite shots to a soundtrack of Jeff Beck.

It's day two of Reading Festival, and Izzie Dyer is hanging in there, eager to find the highlight sets of the weekend.

Latest Album & EP Reviews
Single Of The Week

Lowtide - Held

Melbourne quartet, Lowtide have shared another track from their upcoming self-titled debut LP, out 05/08/16 on Opposite Number.

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fresh Flesh

Irish band, DIVAN are releasing thier album Modern Knowledge on 19/08/16, having been produced by the brilliant Brent Knopf.

God Australia is good isn't it? Maybe we should let spiders run our country too. Hannahband are our latest favourite export.

Latest Live Reviews

Some bands, in some eras seem to have all the melodies, all the lines. Everybody longs to be able to say, "I was there. I heard those songs in a tiny venue, before they got…big."

A warehouse in a secret location; in true DIY spirit, Arrows Of Love’s Nima Teranchi joked, “It doesn’t feel like a gig, it feels like we’re throwing a massive party”.

Upcoming Stuff In Real Life
Festival Preview

Reading Festival 2016

when?
August 25, 2016
where?
Reading Festival

As Richfield Avenue prepares itself for the battering of thousands of pairs of wellies; we take a look at what to expect from Reading Festival this weekend.

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Festival Preview

Bilbao BBK Live 2016

when?
July 7, 2016
where?
Bilbao BBK Live

If there was ever a reason to leave behind the UK festivals and head to the sunny land of Spain for a few days; Bilbao BBK Live 2016 is the one. 

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It's day two of Reading Festival, and Izzie Dyer is hanging in there, eager to find the highlight sets of the weekend.

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To sign off the end of a brilliant year of festivals, we sent our reporter Izzie Dyer to Reading Festival to give us the lowdown on the biggest festival of the year.

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