LITE – Cubic (2016)

In their 14 years of existence LITE have always been good at doing something new on each release; using different instruments, adding a sprinkle of other genres one wouldn’t normally associate with them and generally keeping things fresh. Yet they always seems to maintain a mix of clean guitar twiddle and filthy funk rhythms that is theirs alone.

Strobes – Brokespeak (2016)

A good jazz record is much like a David Lynch film, the complexity keeping you in a state of bewilderment but the substance compelling enough to retain your curiosity. It was clear from the outset that Strobes was to frequent the union inside the complex/compelling Venn diagram, as the band slowly released teaser tracks from what would be their debut.

Nojikas – Disintegrations (2016)

Brexit. Auto-tuned vocals. Atheists who think they are God's gift to rationality. People have honk their horn for more than one second duration. People who always use superlatives to describe things or events. People that write 'your welcome' when they post something on Facebook, as an presumption that they need to be thanked for their revolutionary and zeitgeist-altering...