Larry Ryan

Larry Ryan is Deputy Editor of The Independent Magazine. He has previously worked on the Home News desk and the website of The Independent and he writes the "Caught in the Net" music column for the paper's arts magazine, Radar.

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Caught in the Net: Synth-heavy sounds make for a real gem

The Brooklyn group Telepathe impressed in 2009 with their Dave Sitek-produced debut album, Dance Mother. The female duo return now with "Onyx", the first track from their forthcoming new record, Destroyer.

Caught in the Net: Flying Lotus gets ready to soar again

Until the Quiet Comes, the new album from Flying Lotus, arrives on 1 October.

Caught in the Net: Solar Power lights up
on a brilliant return

Ahead of the 3 September release of her new album, Sun, Cat Power has offered up a new track from the record. The song is “Cherokee”, which opens the album.

Caught in the Net: Something to get your claws into

Last week, Grizzly Bear unveiled the second single from their new 10-track album, Shields, due on 18 September – coming a little more than three years after their much-loved third album, Veckatimest.

Caught in the Net: Tune in to Animal Collective Radio

Animal Collective have premiered the wild first single from forthcoming album Centipede Hz, due out on 3 September.

Bat for Lashes

Caught in the Net: Bat woman begins a haunting comeback

Natasha Khan, aka the English baroque-pop musician Bat for Lashes, has a new album on the way.

Frank Ocean
The xx

Caught in the Net: Mercury winners' return takes wing

Some three years after The xx released their self-titled debut album, they are returning with a new record, Coexist, due for release in September.

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