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  • Faith

    FAITH – Waves

    The good thing about ‘Waves’ is FAITH are creating their own identity, eschewing British brawn in favour of intricate, lovelorn melodies. It certainly bodes well for the future.

  • Noel

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – In The Heat of the Moment

    Building on a laconic guitar lick, it pulsates along on a shamelessly catchy “nah, nah, nah, nah” motif before Noel’s soothing vocals sweep up the refrain.

  • mrgeorge

    Mr George’s Famous Last Words – Young Man

    It’s the confidence that strikes you at first. Rather than shove a heavily salted indie treat into the Midlands’ already bloated soundhole, Mr George has decided his famous last words will read – ‘real rock and roll lived here.’

  • aidenbest

    Aiden Best – In Hopes Of Better Life

    Despite still being young, Best’s world-weary howl suits him, especially on the folky ‘Emerald City’, where he conjures up the sulky strums and Americana grains Lightspeed Champion used to muster so well.

  • sonichighways

    Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

    Once again, Foos have made a sterling, hook-laden album perfect for that next arena tour.

  • weezer

    Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End

    The four-piece may not harness the tortured soul of Pinkerton, but with songs like the blistering ‘Ain’t Got Nobody’ and the gently chugging ‘Cleopatra’, they’ve finally arrested the decline that was in danger of tainting their legacy.

  • superfood

    Superfood – Don’t Say That

    If you were given a copy of Superfood’s new record, bereft of album details and year of production, you’d be hard-pressed to guess just which era this has emerged from; doffing their caps to yesterbaggy, Britpop and everything in between, the Birmingham band’s long-awaited debut album is a delightful collection of wobbly pop and infectious, sun-drenched hooks.

  • xcerts

    The Xcerts – There Is Only You

    ‘Shaking in the Water’ is their best single since ‘Young (Beline)’, beginning with a twinkling, Deaf Havana-esque riff before exploding into a stomping, fist-pumping hook.

  • bloodandlemonade

    American Hi-Fi – Blood & Lemonade

    Blood & Lemonade is lean and fast throughout, and whilst Jones has his career with Miley Cyrus to fall back on, fans will relish this return to form from a criminally overlooked band.

  • Catfish & The Bottlemen – The Balcony

    Opener ‘Homesick’ sees singer Van McCann drawl like a hanging Luke Pritchard before the melody gives way for a ferocious chorus.