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In some alignment of the stars, the weekend of May 26/27 saw the brilliant Slam Dunk Fest hit the UK in a ray of brilliant sunshine – two distinctly annual events for the price of one – as the two-day celebration of rock, punk and metal arrived in Leeds for its seventh year running. The […]


Art By Numbers’ debut album, Reticence: The Musical, will be streaming on the site until the end of Tuesday, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, you better do it soon. They have been compared to everyone from The Human Abstract and Protest the Hero to Coheed & Cambria and The Mars Volta. Give […]


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With the exception of those looking to be comfortably seated, it is fair to state that most live music fans prefer their gigs in smaller venues where you can get up close to the performing musicians. Hell, many even automatically pass on 40,000+ stadium events and raise an eyebrow when even their favourite artists are […]


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State Faults have been on the rise ever since the release of their debut EP Head In the Clouds in 2010, and now with their Tiny Engines release Desolate Peaks they are poised to go from California secret to post-hardcore darlings. We talked to them about their new album, what they see in their future, […]


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Are you Canadian? Do you like Death Grips or just enjoy free stuff? Well, here is your chance to win the most recent CD by hip-hop artist Death Grips. We have a copy of The Money Store to give away to one lucky Canadian fan. The only thing that you need to do is use […]


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Sputnikmusic is streaming the upcoming album, Reticence: The Musical, by progressive metal artists Art By Numbers. They have been compared to everyone from The Human Abstract and Protest the Hero to Coheed & Cambria and The Mars Volta. Give it a listen here. We are also hosting a give-away for hip-hop artist, Death Grips. We’ve […]


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**Note: The stream has reached the end, but the album can be purchased at the following locations: Artist Merch Store / iTunes Music Store / Amazon MP3 ——————————————————————————————- Art By Numbers haven’t even released their debut album, and they’re already receiving a lot of attention. This attention probably initially stemmed from the band’s connection with The […]


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Funeral Club – Waves & Waves ——————————————————————– What is there to say about this song? I’ve never heard of the band before, but I’m digging what they’re doing here. It’s like a cross between trip hop, chill jazz and gothic rock. The song comes from the band’s three-song EP of the same name and was […]


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Forget your indie revolution, this is a hostile takeover. All your base are belong to us Tryhard ‘Tryhard’ is taken from Noisia’s latest EP Imperial, out now through Vision Recordings.


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 15, 2012. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. American Gospel – Tall Tales Vol.1 (American Gospel) Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop) Bersarin Quartett – II [Physical Release] (Denovali Records) Best Coast – […]


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Winter has come way too early to South-Eastern Australia this year, and by the sea was the last place I would usually want to be on a frigid Wednesday evening. On this particular night, however, the short tram ride out of the Melbourne CBD to St.Kilda’s charming Palais Theatre would be well and truly worth […]


Marissa Nadler – The Wrecking Ball Company (Official Video) ————————————————————————————————- If it seems like only last year that Marissa Nadler was releasing her self-titled fifth album, it’s because it really was only last June. Having never been one to just sit around, she is already back with an album titled The Sister which is set […]


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Sputnikmusic is proud to be hosting a free giveaway to coincide with the upcoming new Keane release, Strangeland. Head over here for details and don’t forget to check out the review as well. We’re also still hosting an exclusive stream from the band Trioscapes. Trioscapes is the instrumental side-project of Between the Buried and Me […]


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In anticipation of Keane’s fourth studio album Strangeland (to be released this Tuesday, May 8th), Sputnik will be hosting a prize pack giveaway. The contest is based upon the music video to their latest single, “Disconnected”, which was filmed by directors Juan Antonio Bayona and Sergio G. Sanchez inside a haunted house in Barcelona while […]


There is something about the Beastie Boys that goes beyond the records and CDs, songs and music videos. That something is that after all these years they’ve managed to keep the fire that burned beneath them as snot nosed kids from Brooklyn burning as bright as it ever did. From their rise to prominence, to […]


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