It has been a busy year for Dan Croll. After attending Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the Staffordshire native made himself known across the UK and Europe by opening for Bastille in March 2013,
Album reviews and new music previews from the latest releases by upcoming bands and indie record labels.
The evolution of Metronomy has been something to behold over the band’s four album lifespan. From the creative mind of Joe Mount, we’ve gorged on the bedroom produced dance-pop of Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) and the sublime,
It takes about a third of a second into “This Blue World”—the opener to Elbow’s sixth studio album, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything—for the feeling to sink in: this isn’t going to be a happy record. That initial feeling,
When Dean Wareham’s debut self-titled solo LP arrives on March 11, it may surprise listeners new and old to realize it’s his first release under his own name. While he has been active for nearly 25 years (primarily in Galaxie 500 and Luna),
There is a certain brand of dissociation that comes with the listless strumming and bass-snare hypnosis accompanying the drop out lyrics, “I don’t want to know what the future holds until the moment’s through / I want to cut the social ties, embrace impending doom / do you wallow in ugliness,
ver pondered what would have happened if New Order had played the Hacienda but at half the speed, to a meagre crowd of people coming down from disco biscuits? Haven’t we all?! The search is over in the guise of The Mary Onettes mini LP,
There’s a little something for everyone in Sprïng, the pop band sprung from the ashes of post-hardcore spazz-punkers SSRIs. Stripping away their former title’s keyboard slamming and shreddy guitar noise,
Northern Transmissions reviews music from the world of independent music. Its focus is on independent music, especially indie rock. However, the range of musical genres covered extends to pop, hip hop, folk, jazz, heavy metal, experimental, and various forms of electronic dance music. The site, not only concentrates on new music. Journalists for Northern Transmissions also review reissued albums and box sets. In 2010 Charles Brownstein, left his day job selling shoes and created Northern Transmissions. Influenced by Indie rock, Record stores, and Sirius XMU Bloggers. Brownstein had no previous writing or blogging. He wanted to create a more independent website where he could pick bands and artists that he liked.
In 2010 Charles Brownstein, left his day job selling shoes and created Northern Transmissions. Influenced by Indie rock, Record stores, and Sirius XMU Bloggers. Brownstein had no previous writing or blogging. He wanted to create a more independent website where he could pick bands and artists that he liked.
Northern Transmissions covers new music on a daily basis. It has a staff of roughly eight writers who all have a passion for various types of independent music. The site prides itself on being fiercely independent and honest in its coverage of albums. Northern Transmissions has never deleted any reviews, even recently rating one of indie rocks biggest act Arctic Monkeys with a score of four out of ten, for the bands latest release AM.
Labels that Northern Transmissions frequently covers releases from include Captured Tracks, Sub Pop, Matador, 4AD, XX Recordings, Slumberland records, Mom + Pop Records, Fat Possum, Hardly Art, Bella Union Records, Burger Records, DFA, Drag City, Domino Recordings, Downtown Records, Fat Cat, Flying Nun, Fools Gold,Frenchkiss, Iamsound, Jajaguwar, Secretly Canadian, Polyvinyl, Kanine, K, Kill, Rock Stars, Mexican Summer, Merge, Memphis Industries, Modular People, Mute, Ninja Tune, OWSLA, Sacred Bones, Saddle Creek, Stones Throw, Suicide Squeeze, Vagrant, Verve, Vice, Western Vinyl, Wichita Recordings, Woodsist and many more.
Northern Transmissions main goal is to forever provide its readers with reviews of records that we our selves would listen to. If myself or writers from Northern Transmissions wouldnt take the time to listen to an artist or band, we would never want to write about it.