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News: Former Afrirampo member PIKA☆ to release new solo album

Psychedelic noise-rockers Afrirampo formed in 2002 and brought Osaka’s vibrant underground music scene to the world stage, touring with acts such as Sonic Youth and releasing albums on Mogwai’s Glasgow-based Rock Action Records. After a long and rewarding career, members …

News: LUI◇FRONTiC◆Matsukuma JAPAN – disband or debut?

On the 11th of January 2015, rock group LUI◇FRONTiC◆Matsukuma JAPAN will hold their final performance as an indie band. It’s been around a year since the four-member band formed, and in this short time they’ve been through a lot together. …

News: b-flower announces new single, “The Eternal 59th Second”

“The Eternal 59th Second”, the latest single from b-flower, has been confirmed for digital release on the 7th of October through the band’s own label Seeds Records. In 2012, Kyoto-based b-flower released the aptly-titled “After All This Time”, and in …

Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

DFA’s debut full length, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine was a furious cesspit of violent, abrasive noise mixed with delicious, foot-tapping dance beats. Opener Turn It Out, with Jesse F. Keeler’s screeching bass guitar and singer Sebastian Grainger’s simultaneously …

News: Disbanded BiS Kaidan to release second album; special box set

BiS Kaidan, the unique noise pop supergroup made up of harsh noise legends Hijokaidan and don’t-give-a-fuck pop idols BiS (Brand-new idol Society, who are set to disband on the 8th of July), has defied all expectations for the thousandth time …

Hot Singles In Your Area #2

It’s back! With a fresh new title and complete disdain for deadlines, HSIYA – the weekly monthly whenever-we-get-round-to-it collection of the freshest new tunes – returns, with this round featuring sounds from Glasgow to Turkey for your sonic pleasure. Enjoy. …

Album Review: Charisma.com – DIStopping

Though they’ve been around since 2011, it wasn’t until last year that the electro-rap unit Charisma.com came to the attention of listeners around the world, their first mini-album Aye-Aye Syndrome propelling them straight to popularity. Now, before you type that …

Album Review: Them Things – Good Weird EP

Good Weird, the new EP from Newcastle based Them Things is immediate in its confrontation of the listener. Within the first 20 seconds of starter Toothpicks, we’re hit with a mishmash of diverse musical styles. In lesser hands the results …

Features: Jumble Sale 001

Hello and welcome to the inaugural Jumble Sale, IYA’s very own homage to lazy journalism. The format is simple: ten songs, old and new, that have caught our writers’ ears throughout the week – each accompanied with a handy description. …

News: Panda Bear Preps New Songs Ahead of New Album

Known as a prominent member of freak-psych group Animal Collective, as well as for his prolific and successful solo output, Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, has recently debuted new material during his latest stint of touring in North America. Aside …

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