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Jean Jean

Introducing… Jean Jean

Cinematic post rock full of drama, intrigue and space grooves

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Brinleigh

Brinleigh – “The Landing”

Brinleigh’s fascinating 2017 album “The Landing” is as much a conceptual story in audio format as it is an album. Drenched in sci-fi synths, brooding spacious otherworldly moments and songs that feel quite timeless, it’s an unusual but excellent entry into the music scene. The title track’s instrumental drone opens the album like the beginning […]

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Lone Kodiak

Introducing… Lone Kodiak

Music in the face of adversity and recovery

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Misty Coast

Misty Coast – “Misty Coast” Review

Echo pedals to maximum

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Clustersun

Clustersun – “Surfacing to Breathe” Review

Leaving that guitar echo on warble for a beautifully detuned moshfest

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Alt-J

Alt-J – “Relaxer” Review

An uneven but complex beast of beauty

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Belako

Introducing… Belako

Award winning Spanish band return with new album

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Clever Thing

Introducing… Clever Thing

A lazy guitar crunch and a powerful male/female vocal collaboration

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Morosity

Introducing… Morosity

Twisting on This Mortal Coil

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C Duncan

Video Vault – C Duncan

C Duncan’s 2016 album “The Midnight Sun” was a quiet force of an album and my joint favourite track from it “Like You Do” now has a low-fi creepy music video to accompany it as the latest single from the album. It also comes with a new b-side too. I can’t quite work out if […]

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Clustersun

Introducing… Clustersun

80’s shoegaze styled rock with Marc Almond-esque vocals anyone?

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Alt J Return with new album “Relaxer”

Emotional math rock is back

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Fawns of Love

Introducing… Fawns of Love

Getting your Cocteau Bush on

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Emma Ruth Rundle

Emma Ruth Rundle – “Marked For Death” Review

The burning embers of rock are set ablaze with this stunning album

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Higher Plain Music’s Top 25 Albums of 2016

My 25 best albums of 2016. Happy New Year!

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arcade Messiah

Video Vault – Arcade Messiah

Rock out to artistic timelapses of Tokyo

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Bonfire Nights

Bonfire Nights – “Entopica Phenomica” Review

Shoegazing into the blurry mists of noise

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Bic Runga

Bic Runga returns with “Close Your Eyes”

New Zealand’s queen of soft rock has returned for her throne

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Eat the Music

Introducing… Eat the Apple

Experimental cabaret alt-pop rock anyone?! HELL YES should be your answer!

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Magnetic Ghost

Video Vault – Magnetic Ghost

Beauty in sound and image

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