Gareth Ware

School Of Language - Old Fears

Equal parts lithe, slinky and effortlessly cool, tailor made for sashaying down a sunny boulevard in a white suit and loafers.

Patterns: ‘I Don’t Feel Constrained At All’

Ciaran McCauley discusses his band's 'Waking Lines' record and why they dismissed compromise in the process.

British Sea Power: ‘It’s A Process Of Trial And Error’

Gareth Ware speaks to the coastal group about soundtracking visual collage 'From The Sea To The Land Beyond'.

Sébastien Tellier - Confection

Tellier's widescreen, ambitious compositions have lost none of their sparkle and ability to beguile.

Kiran Leonard - Bowler Hat Soup

Familiar yet new and exciting, individualistic without being exclusive, ambitious yet welcoming and engaging.

Belle & Sebastian - The Third Eye Centre

All too often this seems happy to make a beeline for the wallpaper and hide itself within it.

Editors - The Weight Of Your Love

With a bit more focus and a more cohesive feel running throughout it, this could've been a great record.

Sigur Rós - Kveikur

Less like accidentally walking into David Attenborough's funeral and more like some incredible, unrealised score for an immersive, imagined Icelandic crime drama.

The Pastels: ‘We Had To Make Some Tough Decisions’

Gareth Ware discusses then and now with Stephen McRobbie.

Let’s Gent It On: ‘Midnight Love’ And Marvin Gaye’s Belgian Adventure

Gareth Ware takes a historic 'walkumentary' around Ostend, over 30 years on from Marvin Gaye's 'Midnight Love'.

Camera Obscura - Desire Lines

Camera Obscura have come up trumps.

The Pastels - Slow Summits

A special, if often-understated record.

Noah And The Whale - Heart Of Nowhere

It takes its predecessor's penchant for the instant, and injects an enormous dose of FM-friendly power-pop.

Neon Neon: ‘We Weren’t Sure We Were Going To Make Another Album’

Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip dip into the past once more.

Mackem A Difference: Sunderland’s Relationship With Arts And Culture

Ahead of this weekend's Sunderland Soundscape, Gareth Ware takes a closer look at the city.

OMD - English Electric

On the whole it remains impressively cohesive, and perhaps more importantly never feels like they're going through the motions.

British Sea Power: Back To Basics

BSP are taking it down a notch for their fifth long-player.

Camera Obscura: ‘It Was A Difficult Record To Make’

Four years on from their last full-length, Camera Obscura are back.

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