Some bands are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them, and some work really bloody hard for it. Plymouth based alt-rockers Radiosaurus fall from a running leap right into the latter. Having earned their place firmly within the upper echelons of the Devon music scene, and after receiving consistent radio play from BBC Introducing […]Read more "REVIEW: RADIOSAURUS – SLEEP AWAY THE SUN"
It’s not an easy thing to base an EP on the fall of civilisation and then actually make it enjoyable, but with ‘Pink Neon Toxic’ Radiosaurus have nailed the near impossible. Plymouth based but not Plymouth bred, Radiosaurus are a four piece well respected for their live shows of controlled madness. Having seen only these […]Read more "EP Review: Radiosaurus – ‘Pink Neon Toxic’"
Sounding like hidden numbers from the Django soundtrack, Texas’ Gary Clark Jr.’s brand of blues takes the genre’s essence and somehow dribbles it into nigh on every musical style since. ‘The Healing’s opening acapella Blues vocals segue into a Hip-Hop beat, ‘Grinder’ puts front and centre the wah-wah guitar prowess which kick-started both his career […]Read more "Album Review: Gary Clark Jr. – ‘The Story of Sonny Boy Slim’"
Discussing his and Ólafur Arnalds latest effort ‘Loon’, Nils Frahm made a point of expressing how influenced the EP was by time spent ‘smuggled to Goa parties by my brother’. This makes a lot of sense. With a sound concocted entirely from synths, it has all the sparsity of disorientated childhood memories. Thing is, as […]Read more "EP Review: Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm – ‘Loon’"
Something bad has happened to Jamie T. Just what isn’t quite certain, but it’s the most reasonable explanation for the pretty suitably titled EP Magnolia Melancholia, the musical equivalent of the introverted and downright gloomy poetry certain types might churn out after depressing days hiding alone in a room. Instead of being recommended pills and […]Read more "Album Review: Jamie T – ‘Magnolia Melancholia’"
Of the sixteen tracks on Miguel’s R’n’B chart topping third album ‘Wildheart’, at least ten of them are set to what seems to be the perfect tempo for a mid-club ass to crotch grind. This is no accident. With the cover a photo of a glistening bare-chested Miguel holding a sexy naked lady at his […]Read more "Album Review : Miguel – ‘Wildheart’"
There is a definite Ben Howard vibe to ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’, the debut album from Derry’s SOAK. By this I don’t just mean that they’d famously both rather be on a board than their own pins, but that they both seem to be trying to eke the same things out of their […]Read more "ALBUM REVIEW: SOAK – ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’"