Splashh – Waiting A Lifetime

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

Pond – The Weather

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.
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Gorillaz – Humanz

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

Thurston Moore – Rock n Roll Consciousness

Rock n Roll Consciousness 
Thurston Moore
Release Date: 28th April 2017
Caroline International License External

This is an album which seems to have taken quite some time to come to fruition. It was over two years ago I saw the band play some of these ‘new’ releases, he even told me himself the name of the album after a brief stalking session the day after, and finally here we are, in consciousness.  Continue reading

Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now

Why Love Now
Pissed Jeans
Release Date: 24th February 2017
Sub Pop

I was smothering myself in filth reading through YouTube comments when I stumbled across someone recommending the new Pissed Jeans album, but to ‘ignore the cover because it totally doesn’t reflect the music within’ or something akin to it. The funny thing is, the album cover (look left) perfectly represents the content in question, and for those put off by it, well, maybe you won’t want to read the lyric sheet…
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Bardo Pond – Under The Pines

Under The Pines
Bardo Pond
Release Date: 24th March 2017
Fire Records

Bardo Pond is a band which offers relaxation through noise, firmly sticking the listener into a sludge filled pond, with flutes playing above ground, and soft distant lyrics coming from below. It’s a comfortable place to be, and this time it’s all played out under the pines. Such a wonderful sludge to be in.  Continue reading

Migos – Culture

Culture
Migos
Release Date: 27th January 2017
Quality Control

It can be argued that the three Migos have helped create the culture surrounding hip hop over the last few years now. Dabs and trap (rap done in triple time, it’s clear when you hear) had to grow from somewhere, and so we have Culture, the album from the Migos which digs into it all, asses and all.  Continue reading