Review: Bristol space rock band Flying Saucer Attack have a legacy that reaches back to the early 90s, having roamed between Domino, Drag City and VHF Records over their long and winding career. This latest album comes no less than twelve years after their last release, and it finds the band on monolithic form as their melding of drone and shoegaze styles swells outwards. At times the guitar-driven sound can feel delicate and fragile, while at others it bears down with a claustrophobic might, but it never dulls in its impact even for a band who have been doing this for more than twenty years.
Review: Salford's most electrifying and unclassifiable band are back for the attack a mere couple of months after their paint-stripping 'Just Say No The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine' opus, and once again they've morphed beyond all recognition with the help of Dutch psych troupe RMFTM. The result of this collaboration, first premiered at the Eindhoven Psych Lab festival and later performed at Roadburn, is an ever-shifting and feverishly oppressive work, shot though with minimalist malice and post-punk dynamism, and as likely to appeal to fans of PiL and This Heat as abstract electronica. Another impassioned and fiercely impressive works from one of the finest bands in the land.