honeyblood – babes never die

Posted by on November 4, 2016 in , ,

Back at the turn of the millennium, Steve Lamacq would often play a certain kind of band on his Radio 1 Evening Session shows – noisy, raw and resolutely indie groups such as Ikara Colt, Little Hell or Life Without Buildings. Glasgow’s Honeyblood ...Read More

lambchop – flotus

Posted by on November 4, 2016 in , ,

Kanye West has a lot to answer for. While Auto-Tune was brought to the mainstream’s attention by Cher’s Believe back in 1998, West used the vocal processing tool to enhance the mournful, melancholic mood of his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak, ...Read More

toy – clear shot

Posted by on October 28, 2016 in , ,

The first two albums by motorik stargazers Toy – 2012’s Toy and 2013’s Join The Dots – came in quick succession, mixing space-rock, Krautrock and indie to great success. Then, aside from an album made as Sexwitch with Bat For Lashes’ Natash ...Read More

Goat – Requiem

Posted by on September 28, 2016 in , ,

World Music, the 2012 debut by Sweden’s Goat, was almost too perfect, brilliantly condensing de-sert blues, psychedelia, heavy metal and folk into nine tribal, pulsing nuggets. How to follow up such a strong, conceptually pristine record, then, ...Read More

Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Posted by on September 28, 2016 in , ,

Blame Kid A if you like, but as the millennium has proceeded, it’s become more acceptable for art-ists to make stylistic hard-turns. Justin Vernon, AKA Bon Iver, has embraced this new freedom more than most artists. If his 2007 debut, For Emma, ...Read More