CHARLI XCX – NUMBER 1 ANGEL (MIXTAPE REVIEW)

Since her mainstream breakthrough in 2013 Charli XCX has quickly become one of the most interesting British pop stars of the decade. The last 12 months have been a new era for XCX her infamous Vroom Vroom EP resulted in her stealing the title of PC Music’s poster girl from Hannah Diamond. But unlike DiamondContinue reading “CHARLI XCX – NUMBER 1 ANGEL (MIXTAPE REVIEW)”

BEACH FOSSILS ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM IN 4 YEARS WITH NEW SINGLE ‘THIS YEAR’

Brooklyn’s premier C86-cum-dream pop revivalists Beach Fossils have announced their first album since 2013’s Clash The Truth with a brand new single by the name of This Year. The album ‘Somersault’ will be their first after a lengthy break, and their first for Bayonet Records, a label started by the band’s frontman Dustin Payseur. Of the single,Continue reading “BEACH FOSSILS ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM IN 4 YEARS WITH NEW SINGLE ‘THIS YEAR’”

[ALBUM REVIEW] SLEAFORD MODS – ENGLISH TAPAS

Regardless of your political stance it’s indisputable that we are living in dark and dangerous times. With rise of the alt-right, England leaving the EU and of course the election of Donald Trump you could be forgiven for wanting a good cry. With the seismic shift of the political tectonic plates however there comes emergencesContinue reading “[ALBUM REVIEW] SLEAFORD MODS – ENGLISH TAPAS”

[INTERVIEW] OLIVER WILDE

Good Kind Of Froze reflects your most abrasive release to date, what’s influenced this latest change in sound?  I’d say just timing as much as anything. I think if I were to make another Brief Introduction or Red Tide Opal that wouldn’t be treating my artistry with any conviction. I’ve always wanted to push myself forward, I don’tContinue reading “[INTERVIEW] OLIVER WILDE”

[TRACK REVIEW] HMLTD – TO THE DOOR

No band has baffled and excited in equal measure in recent years, maybe ever, but HMLTD prove with their latest single that the hype is more than justified. An uneasy bricolage of glam, bright electro-pop and Western themes, their latest single To The Door is an obnoxiously loud number, that splices so many things together at once.Continue reading “[TRACK REVIEW] HMLTD – TO THE DOOR”

[SINGLE REVIEW] HUSKY LOOPS – TEMPO

Husky Loops are a trio of Italian pals living in London making some of the most out there guitar rock in the world today. A combination of so many genres gives them a totally unique sound, with unusual influences spilling out of their deranged grooves left, right and centre. Their latest single is called Tempo,Continue reading “[SINGLE REVIEW] HUSKY LOOPS – TEMPO”

[SINGLE REVIEW] MEILYR JONES – WATCHERS

Welsh baroque pop beaut Meilyr Jones today unveiled his first new song since the release of last year’s harrowingly beautiful debut 2013. Heartbreak’s still a strong theme on Watchers. In a tale as old as time, the narrator’s love is taken by the stormy waters. The song describes him giving himself over to the sea, in aContinue reading “[SINGLE REVIEW] MEILYR JONES – WATCHERS”

A 5 STEP GUIDE TO THE FALL FOR IDIOTS

Enigma, visionary, genius. There isn’t enough room on the page to describe the enormity of the genius exuded by Mark E Smith, frontman of The Fall. But what’s most surprising about that northern goblin is that he’s – tomorrow – gonna have managed to make it to 60 years of age. 60. The big six-oh. That’s todayContinue reading “A 5 STEP GUIDE TO THE FALL FOR IDIOTS”