I seem to be in the minority when I say that I don't really care that a Gorillaz album in 2017 just sounds like 'Damon Albarn and Friends.' The facade of Gorillaz has faded over the years. In the early days, the band would play behind screens with only their shadows or projections of the … Continue reading Gorillaz – Humanz
Fall Out Boy have released a new song bound to confuse many older fans, primarily because it's absolutely fucking terrible.
Very soon (May 5th) At the Drive-In will release their new album In•ter a•li•a. It will be the follow up to the greatest creation in the history of mankind - Relationship of Command. It comes seventeen years after RoC and five years after a disappointing cash-in reunion tour. In 2016, the announcement came that there would be a … Continue reading 5 Things More Desirable Than A New At The Drive-In Album
The first six songs on the new Father John Misty album are superb. On the opener and title track, Josh Tillman (the man behind the fake name) masterfully blends astute social observations with humour. As far as introductions go, it doesn't get much more inviting and bombastic than: 'The comedy of man starts like … Continue reading Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
In the early nineties, the floodgates opened for waves of brilliant bands to step forward and make their mark on the mainstream. Nirvana, The Pixies, Radiohead, Blur, Weezer, Rage Against the Machine, Pavement, Pearl Jam - which bands will make the list? Click the picture to find out.
Since their inception, The Rattlesnakes have been on a constant upward trajectory, garnering an instant reputation as one of the UK’s finest live bands. Debut album Blossom was last chance saloon for Frank Carter after his post-Gallows project Pure Love alienated many of his hardcore fanbase. Thankfully, the outstanding Blossom pulled the punks back in … Continue reading Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Live in Norwich (March 16)
Frank Carter is the former frontman of Gallows, a UK hardcore punk band so visceral they made The Sex Pistols sound like Maroon 5. With Frank, Gallows released two albums that should be considered British classics - Orchestra of Wolves (2007) and Grey Britain (2009). In 2011, Frank left Gallows to pursue a pop rock … Continue reading Get Ready for Modern Ruin
After releasing their brilliant 2015 single Pray and touring as a support act for Slaves and Wolf Alice, Crows released debut EP Unwelcome Light earlier this year. The dark and menacing collection of songs marked Crows as the UK's most exciting underground band. They tighten their grip on that title with follow up Cold Comfort, four new songs which amplify … Continue reading Crows – Cold Comfort EP Review
2016 has been a shitty year for a multitude of reasons, but the best for music in recent memory. Somehow it seems as though the album cycles of all the world's biggest and best musicians have coincided, with massive albums being released week after week. Although the year is coming to a close as albums start … Continue reading The Essential Tracks of October