Queens of the Stone Age Villains Release Date: 25th August 2017 Matador
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age made the album Villains as an album you could dance to, an album you could get groovy to. He even brought Mark Ronson on board, of Uptown Funk fame, to ensure we’d all be dancing. But to keep talking about how your new album is all about dancing, well, it isn’t all that different from saying your next album will be more song based. And besides, Josh, I was already dancing… Continue reading →
Johnny Jewel Windswept Release Date: 21st July 2017 Italians Do It Better
Twin Peaks recently returned to television sets around the world, bringing dreams, horror and good cups of coffee to us all once more, over twenty-five years from that cliffhanger. The new series might not be quite the return many were expecting, but one thing it’s nailed is the atmosphere through sound and music.
Johnny Jewel has provided some of his dreamy synths to the show, and Windswept is his collection, some made it, some didn’t, but it all sounds very much like it belongs in the town with a population of 51,201. Continue reading →
Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Shabazz Palaces Release Date: 14th July 2017 Sub Pop
Melvins aren’t the only group to put out a conceptual double album this year, with Shabazz Palaces exploring the world of Quazarz across two discs, though you have to pay up twice if you want the full intergalactic experience. Here is the first part, or is it the second? Maybe it doesn’t matter, but with this being the first of the two announced back when, we’ll go from here, to Quazarz! Continue reading →
Modern Kosmology Jane Weaver Release Date: 18th May 2017
Adding a K to cosmology is a very Donkey Kong thing to do, fitting right in with Krusha, Klump, Krockhead Klamber, and Krocodile Kore. You could almost say Jane Weaver is now part of the DK universe because of such a thing, but then we’re getting a little too far from the kore of it all. A K or a C, space is the place, and the cosmos is where dreams go to shine.
Waiting a Lifetime Splashh Release Date: 14th April 2017 Cinematic Music Group
‘All I Wanna Do‘ was the secret summer tune of 2013, a hazy lazy dreamy callback to peaceful days from the past. The rest of the album ‘Comfort’ was a worthwhile listen, but nothing could match the feelings that single track produced. So of course album number 2 had a lot of promise, and here we are, waiting a lifetime for another taste of that sweet cherry. Continue reading →
The Weather Pond Release Date: 5th May 2017 Marathon Artists
Today’s weather forecast is also tomorrow’s, yesterday’s and the near future’s. In fact, I feel the forecast won’t change until the disc breaks, for Pond’s The Weather is raining down on me, and I’m simply lying there with my ears overflowing, and my body dripping in synth riddled sweats. That’s what I deserve, what we deserve. Continue reading →
Humanz Gorillaz Release Date: 28th April 2017 Parlophone
Gorillaz, the genre shifting cartoon band are back with Humanz, seven years after the wild styles of Plastic Beach. or six years after the random iPad doodles that made up The Fall, if you must. This time round it’s a dance hop party, everyone is invited, and all you have to bring is a willingness to ascend. It’s all up from here. Continue reading →