It took a while to choose which Nap Eyes track to go for, which probably implies I’ll be writing a lot more about them soon. For now though, there’s ‘Mixer’. A simple piece of melancholy and considerate poetry (that’s right, not just lyrics) over the bass-line of late night luaus and the guitar lines of 50s […]Read more "Track of the Day – Nap Eyes – ‘Mixer’"
Confession: Allison’s Gate – or as she’s known on her birth certificate, Carolina McPhail – is a friend of mine. Disclaimer: that’s not why I’m writing this. I’m writing this because ‘2008-2016’, the first track from her upcoming album Sink or Swim to be released on Brighton’s Memorials of Distinction label, is beautiful. In the time […]Read more "Allison’s Gate – ‘2008-2016’"
To quote a YouTube comment, “if Alex Turner and Lana Del Rey had a child, it would be Alexandra Savior!” Creepy and a little uncomfortable for respective spouses though this is, it does make a kind of sense. Between the Wes Anderson/Roman Polanski-like aesthetic, the depth, rasp and lofty heights of the vocals and the grit […]Read more "Alexandra Savior -Mystery Girl"
Given how much music I sit and listen to on a regular basis, I keep a note of the tracks I really like so that I can head back and listen again. Usually it’s the standard format: artist name, track name. Not many get a triple underlined ‘SIIIIIICKK’ next to it. God Colony ft. Flohio’s […]Read more "Track of the Day: God Colony ft. Flohio- SE16"
It is officially Summer to the point that my scalp has already completed one burn to revolting peel cycle, which means only one thing (musically anyway): it’s time for Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Not that it’s ever not time per se, but there’s something wonderfully satisfying about listening to Ruban Nielson’s frenetically sweet vocals and arrangements, doused in […]Read more "Track of the Day: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi Love"
Another track which weirdly lurked amongst my happy holiday playlist. If a song could ever sound like an angry walk through a subway (as in underpass, not sandwich shop) in winter, this is it. Sultry yet hostile, bare and rugged, Mercury Music Prize nominee Ghostpoet’s rich vocals more soulfully speak than sing his bitter lyrics, effectively becoming […]Read more "Track of the day: Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin"
Sounding like Twin Peaks, a marching Christmas band and some kind of clap/sing-along from a perky and Percocet-ed American movie this song is weird and I don’t know what to make of it except it’s really good and I like it. That’s basically it. They’re cool as shit. This song’s cool. Listen to it. (Just […]Read more "Track of the Day: Wolf Alice – Silk"