Cosmo Jarvis – Gay Pirates
Well, where do we begin? Cosmo Jarvis has certainly gone for a politically charged edge with Gay Pirates, a poppy sea shanty-style tune, with a singalong chorus full of ragtag shouty types cheering along. Essentially a historically-set tale of unaccepted gay love on a pirate ship, the simple lyrics and strummy tunes [...]
Badly Drawn Boy – I Saw You Walk Away
It´s been a while since I listened to Badly Drawn Boy; in fact, I´ll be honest, it´s been forever. Damon Gough has been a busy bloke since One Plus One is One graced my car stereo, but I never felt that compelled to pick up his stuff, and [...]
Memory9 feat. Juakali – Mission
Memory9 is a self-taught musician from Italy who, after years of performing many shows across North America and Europe, eventually landed in London, where he started playing regularly at clubs and festivals. His latest single is Mission, featuring Juakali’s vocals.
It’s a crushing piece of ragga-tronica. Slamming drum hits thump against brooding basslines [...]
Chase & Status – Blind Faith
Chase & Status continue to be one of the most innovative and exciting acts around at present. New single ‘Blind Faith’ again raises the bar, with a heavy inclusion of Loleatta Holloway’s ‘Love Sensation’ to create an air of commercialism to the track.
The track also features vocals from new vocalist Liam [...]
The Last Republic – CCTV
The Last Republic is a band you can get excited about quickly. After a few listens, comparisons become apparent between them and England’s favourites Keane (come on, you know you love Keane) as well as Muse. CCTV mixes guitar and keyboard turning the track into an instant anthem, something you can get [...]
Agnes Obel – Just So
Just So is the second track lifted from Agnes Obelâ€™s debut album Philharmonics.
Ostensibly, there isnâ€™t very much to this single just Ms Obelâ€™s hauntingly soft vocals, accompanied by sparse piano. Itâ€™s almost childlike in itâ€™s performance, and could quite easily pass you by, but after a few listens and it starts to [...]
My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na
Well, theyâ€™re back. It was never really in doubt that My Chemical Romance would return but in what guise. Trouble coming up a follow up to the monster selling and well received The Black Parade has been well documented, with delays and a whole album being ditched along the way. [...]
Wheels – Feel About Me
Itâ€™s always a good moment for a dose of fresh Britpop! Wheels are George Runciman (Vocals/Guitar), Felix Howes (Guitar), Yacob Andersen (Bass) and Stirling Mitchell (Drums), a band of fresh-faced London boys who emulate Britpop cool and create credible guitar pop – think Blur, not Busted. Their influences span at least five [...]
Enter Shikari – Destabilise
Even though this has been out as a download for around a month it is â€˜officiallyâ€™ released today and if you are any kind of Shikari fan you will already have heard them pulverise the ether with this huge piece of classic Enter Shikari aural destruction.
This seems to encapsiulate all that makes Enter [...]
Union Sound Set – Cause & Resolve
Cause and Resolve is the second single to come of Union Sound Setâ€™s debut album Start/Stop, and right cracker it is too.
The band follow a pretty standard quiet bit/loud bit pattern but with some style. The loud bits are guitars at their boldest with a sound to engulf arenas. The [...]