The self-titled debut album from Austrian prog-metal trio Hills Like White Lions goes under the microscope.
Psych-prog-alt rock outfit The Bloody Mallard, the brainchild of guitarist Tom Walding, shape seven songs to make up the Realm album.
Four track EP from the South Walian quartet, And The Sky Darkened, that extends beyond their heavy/hard rock influences
Julia Marcell is a Polish singer/songwriter and pianist who is set to release her fifth studio album, Skull Echo. This is not a record that should be played as background noise; it is art.
Lucinda Williams is back with a tremendous new album and she’s angry. Very angry. Good Souls Better Angels is an absolute classic.
Lesoir have just released their fifth album to plenty of acclaim from us here At The Barrier. Ingo Dassen from Lesoir took the chance to write about one of his musical loves for us; American prog rockers, The Dear Hunter.
A retrospective of the music of Moonshot, 1971-1992. A band who may have been lost in the ghost light, but a collection lovingly compiled and curated by Tim Bowness.
Vamp is the debut album from Lux Lyall. A string of great singles and music videos gave us a sense of the musical noir that awaits from the this pop poet provocateur.
Chris Leslie picks up where Dave Pegg left off in our Fairport Convention Why I Love series. Here, he shares his love of American mandolinist, David Grisman.
The Strokes return with their sixth album, 19 years on from their much lauded debut. The New Abnormal is released via Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records.
News of the new solo album from Yes guitarist Steve Howe – Love Is.
Our man John takes us back into the Time Tunnel and to a time when he shook the shackles of pop music for the experimental side of the coin and ended up seeing Captain Beefheart in Manchester in 1973.
Irish singer songwriter, Ultan Conlon delivers a quality and highly enjoyable fourth album in There’s A Waltz.
The 9th LP from Trivium could easily be their best work to date. A coming of age; the delivery of a clinical and contemporary metal masterpiece?
This 5th studio album from Dutch band Lesoir represents all that is best about contemporary progressive music. High-quality listenable music and a clear distinct message which is relevant to all.