After the great Hookworms studio flooding of 2015, it was clear that the band would never be the same again. They rebuilt themselves along with the studio, and here we are with Microshift, an understatement, but that’s how they play. Continue reading →
”MGMT, remember them?”, many will say. The psychedelic pop duo have put out a couple of records since 2007’s Oracular Spectacular, but as they moved into weirder territory, few followed. It was a shame, their little dark age, and exactly what the band wanted. But with the new release it’s time to bring everyone back into the fold, those kids and all. Continue reading →
Another year, another Ty Segall album, like clockwork, I know. A few killer tracks drowned in garage rock fluff, see you next year… is usually the case with our man Ty. But with Freedom’s Goblin that case may finally have been torn apart, for 2018 is the year of the goblin, that’s right. Continue reading →
Rain doesn’t just fall from the sky, it now drips out of speakers, thanks to Johnny Jewel and his latest set of synths. With digital rain you can fill your ears, and flood your room, no towels or radiators necessary after. This is the rain of the future, after all. Continue reading →
Lie back, forget all the bad times in 2017, in fact, forget all the good times in 2017 too. Kelly Lee Owens is here to let you hear her electronica debut, abandoning indie rock cues for soothing ambient hues. It’s not hard to dance, it’s harder to trance. Here you can do both and feel both, all at the same time. Right on, Kelly Lee Owens. Continue reading →
Tales of Us is the Goldfrapp album I’ll never forget. The concept album which tells a different story for a different character might not be as instantly lovable as the artist’s previous work, yet the personal, sombre pieces packed emotional weight, wrapped within a calming atmosphere.
The unforgettable comes from hearing it play in a cinema, waiting for Blue Ruin to start, hung-over, drifting off to the world Goldfrapp created for these people, for us. With Silver Eye, it’s back to basics, random pop nuggets coursing through a variety of styles. New memories can easily be made, you just have to grab for the ones that gravitate your way. Continue reading →