The momentum continues for Bristol punks IDLES, who follow raucous shows at Reading & Leeds, selling out Village Underground in just a few hours and supporting Foo Fighters at The O2 with the announcement of their biggest headliner yet at London’s Heaven on April 19th 2018. They will also play Manchester’s Gorilla the night before on the 18th. More »

Norway’s Los Plantronics, are to release ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’ (Best of 1995-2017) this November 10th via Jansen. The Oslo based raucous 9-piece orchestra are known for their head spinning sounds that journey from berzerk surf-rock to crooning mariachi, including wild 50’s rock ’n’ roll, instrumental passages and frantic R&B. There’s even a mariachi version of Gene Clarks masterpiece ‘So You Say You Lost Your Baby’. More »

Lonely The Brave have been deliberately quiet these last few months, working on new material and reassessing what has come before. This has been all the more noticeable because before then, they had never stopped: last year alone saw them secure a no.1 on the rock chart with their second LP “Things Will Matter”, sell-out a headline tour and play main support on a hugely successful European tour with Biffy Clyro, followed with a thematically linked series of EP’s which have shown the sheer depth of strong material that was available to them around that second record. More »

Whilst in London for the Launch of the brand new Chord Poly we thought we’d take the opportunity to visit a place that has been on our must see list ever since Kevin and Lynn from Living Voice told us about it, and their involvement with it.

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TAGA Harmony have launched their new 4-zone CI stereo amplifier TA-600MULTI. More »

Hailing from The USA the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/Preamp & S300 Stereo Power Amplifier cost  $1699 and $1499 respectively. Here the all American duo are reviewed by David Blumenstein. More »

Autumn may well be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but it is also the season of Hifi Shows, with several each weekend at the moment, worldwide. More »

Ian Ringstead tries out the £3200 Ophidian Audio Prophet P2 Loudspeakers.  More »

Just announced: Hawkwind Live at The Roundhouse a new live 2CD / 1DVD box set on the way in December. More »

Digital, Digital, Digital. It is everywhere and now every manufacturer across all HiFI verticals appears to be jumping into the fray regardless of their history/pedigree or lack thereof. There’s a line “fools rush in, where ….” More »

Dominic Marsh takes a listen to the Tannoy Revolution XT8F floorstanding loudspeakers costing £1499. More »

The Onset is a network music streamer that, say the designers, ‘sets new standards in digital audio playback’. Specifically designed to act as a bridge between your network and DAC, the Onset is the result of three years of intensive research, design and development by new British company Stack Audio. More »

At the recent Indulgence Show Hifi Pig partnered with Tannoy and Audio Suspension to give away a pair of Tannoy Mercury 7.4 loudspeakers and an Audio Suspension shelf. Are you a winner? Also link to another competition to win a great pair of Arcaydis EB2S loudspeakers.

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Winyl Record Cleaning Fluid offers a novel way for you to clean your black disks. The stuff cost £19.99 for 500ml and here Dave Robson gets down with the sticky stuff.  More »

Initial production runs of Furutech’s new NCF Booster sold out to industry insiders before even making it as far as audio retailers’ shelves. The company has since increased production and now the NCF Booster is ready for international release. More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems, manufacturers of hifi turntables, launched their first Record Cleaning Machine (RCM) in 2016. The VC-S received high praise for its simple design, effective cleaning ability and solid build. Now, the Austrian company are expanding on the knowledge acquired from their first RCM to release a MK II version with improved performance and features. More »

Whilst in London for the Launch of the brand new Chord Poly we thought we’d take the opportunity to visit a place that has been on our must see list ever since Kevin and Lynn from Living Voice told us about it, and their involvement with it.

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The TAGA Harmony HTA-25B uses a combination of valves and transistors to create an entry level hybrid amp. More »

In January 1977 John Scott paid £2.80 to see Genesis.  Tonight, nearly forty one years later, he’s paid £35 to see some Canadians pretend to be Genesis.   More »

Slaughter Beach, Dog (Jake of Modern Baseball) are now streaming their new album “Birdie” in full via THE FADER. Speaking about the album, The FADER says, “Jake’s always been a thoughtful songwriter, and the neurotic folk of Birdie is a good reminder of his particular gifts. In a style that recalls long-winded storytellers like Conor Oberst and Stuart Murdoch, Jake sings of self-deprecating slackers and insecure daydreamers, of Goodwill parking lots and really shitty beer.” More »

“Gilded” is a powerful and persuasive introduction to the gifted young country-rock sensation from small town California already causing a stir with critics and fans alike. More »

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