Best of July #6 Last month I asked a simple question: do Oxford rockers Foals have a fresh future ahead of them? At the time they had just teased us all with a 12 second trailer consisting of mainly silence with some looming synths and thankfully since then things have become a lot clearer. Not […]Read more "Foals – Mountain At My Gates track review"
Best of July #5 Just like a building made out of such a fragile material, Crystal Castles stood strong together for years. Whereas other synth-pop acts like CHVRCHES had a more cheerful take on the genre, this Canadian duo turned the genre on its head by infecting it with apocalyptic tales of despair and sadness. […]Read more "Crystal Castles – Deicide track review"
Best of July #4 I need to put this out there before I start this review: I don’t like Bring Me The Horizon. Well that’s not exactly true. I don’t like their early death core stuff, whether or not it was because the sound was just generic or I could only handle so much of […]Read more "Bring Me The Horizon – Throne EP Review"
Best Of July #3 I’ll probably be shot by a legion of indie maniacs for this but I’m not a fan of The Libertines. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not a terrible band, far from it, they’ve crafted some of the best song of, arguably, this century. However, when I was growing up and even […]Read more "The Libertines – Gunga Din track review"
Best of July #2 Mac DeMarco is sort of a big deal. His 2014 album Salad Days was met with universal acclaim and triggered a wave of recognition for the Marlboro smoking Canadian.Over the course of a year he went from a grimy, rugged hair musician making music in his own apartment to an internet […]Read more "Mac DeMarco – I’ve Been Waiting For Her track review"
Best of July #1 As much as I’m called a hipster by my friends, I’d be straight up lying if I said I knew of La Bagatelle Magicque before I came across this snazzy dance tune earlier this week. Although at first glance it might sound like La Bagatelle Magicque is some sort of obscure […]Read more "Robyn & La Bagatelle Magicque – Love Is Free track review"
Birthdays. For those of us who respire and are reading this incoherent rambling right now, it’s a milestone where we drink and eat lots to ignore the fact we’re one year closer to our inevitable deaths but for albums, it’s a little bit less depressing. They serve as reminders to what music was like when […]Read more "5 Albums Celebrating Huge Birthdays in 2015"