Review: The Go! Team – SEMICIRCLE

Parting group members and a radical change in style might suggest a band’s disenchantment with musical performance; a languishing devotion to the often demanding nature of art. But through the loss of former band members – the governing theme of previous album The Scene Between – and a fruitful exploration of the American Midwest, band…

The Sounds of the Year: The 15 Best Albums of 2017

As the year draws to a close, our writers choose their favourite albums from 2017. From all of us here at We Are Unseen, Happy New Year and thank you for all your support over the last 12 months. 15. Mister Mellow – Washed Out Mister Mellow arrived just in time for the brilliant –…

Flagship Tracks: The 10 Best Singles of 2017

The age of buying singles as CDs from Woolworths may be well and truly passed, but artists still put singles out to advertise their albums, for radio play or to achieve internet virality. Join us as we take a look at our writers’ picks from the past year, spanning indie rock to hip-hop to extreme…

Come Together, Right Now: The 5 Best Music Festivals of 2017

From chilled vibes to lively crowds and seemingly endless nights, festivals embody – for so many of us – the pinnacle of summertime fun; not only are you leaving the house and interacting to normal human beings, but you also have the opportunity to gorge your ears on as many awesome bands as you like….

Music Scenes: The 5 Best Soundtracks of 2017

In our second 2017 round-up piece, some of our writers have chosen the five best soundtracks from TV and film this year. From fluffy bears to gritty warfare, a good audio accompaniment can deeply affect how you view something, so read on to see some of the most effective audiovisual combinations to hit our screens…

Screening Music: The 5 Best Videos of 2017

Our selection of the best music videos of 2017 includes dances of colour, classic movie tropes, enchanting spectacles and myriad notes of didacticism. Join us on our countdown of the five most bewitching, engrossing and powerful visual articulations of music to emerge this year.  5. Andromeda, Gorillaz This may seem a peculiar contender for best…

Review: Mr Yolk – Self Portrait

Having previously produced work for Velvet Morning and Rocket Ship TV,  Samuel Jones has already had plenty of opportunities to illustrate his song writing talent. With the release of Self Portrait, however, he can proudly flaunt his music making skills while gaining full recognition from all listeners and critics alike. What a gifted artist and…

Review: Pollens – Mister Manufacturer

Experimental, eccentric and energetic, Pollens’ latest avant-pop EP doesn’t hold back – it immerses the listener in their unconventional sound from the first beat. Blending repetitive speak-singing with angular percussion and synth beats, the 6-track release from the Brooklyn-based duo is reminiscent of tUnE-yArDs, LCD Soundsystem, and Talking Heads. The band appear more stripped back…

Review: The LaFontaines – Common Problem

If you were to put the iconic sound of Def Leppard into a blender with the indie charm of Biffy Clyro, the blitzed up end product would be The LaFontaines, a perfectly typical indie band. Putting cynicism to one side, their latest album holds promise for the group. Although primarily anchored in the indie genre,…

Review: Hallatar – No Stars Upon the Bridge

No Stars Upon the Bridge is a memorial; a tribute by Swallow the Sun guitarist Juha Raivio to his late partner and bandmate in Trees of Eternity, vocalist Aleah Stanbridge, who tragically passed away in April 2016 from cancer, aged just 39. Written over the course of a week around a month after Aleah’s death,…

Review: Blue Rose Code – The Water of Leith

Highly recommended for fans of Van Morrison and Tom Waits, The Water of Leith offers an insight into Wilson’s own journey of self-discovery, and is subsequently rife with tales of regret and his complicated relationship with his Scottish homeland. In his opening track ‘Over the Fields’, in which we travel with Ross on his return to…