Bad Decisions // The Strokes

The Strokes. Love them or hate them, they are seemingly omnipresent. I like the Strokes, they have a way of just being there, easy to listen to, easy to sing along to. When I first heard this song (much like the rest of their records) it took a little while to get it. So, it... Continue Reading →

Band of the Week // Khruangbin

Khruangbin are incredibly talented, incredibly, effortlessly cool and so laid back it's amazing they make it to gigs. If you need an escape, crank this up and drift off into paradise. Their previous album, Con Todo El Mundo has pretty much been on my playlist since the day it came out and this new album... Continue Reading →

October // Walter Martin

It is so incredibly refreshing. Its an indie track wrapped in a show tune inspired by folk. What's not to like?? You may have ran into Walter Martin before under the guise of the Walkmen of Jonathan Fire*Eater, so this solo outing won't come as much of a surprise. Reminiscent of Orlando Weeks' solo efforts... Continue Reading →

The Queen Is Dead // The Smiths

Released: 16 June 1986Producer: Morrissey and Johnny MarrBand Members: Morrissey (vocals), Johnny Marr (Guitar), Andy Rourke (Bass) & Mike Joyce (Drums) It's a bit divisive, 'The Queen Is Dead', 'Strangeways, Here We Come', 'Meat Is Murder'... in my humble opinion, this is the finest Smiths album. Morrisseys' flamboyant, rose waving, morose style is spot on... Continue Reading →

Disarray // Preoccupations

So, continuing the 80s theme that started yesterday, meet 'Preoccupations'. The reverb laden track could be from an 80s action movie, played over a montage. I think the reverb is essential for this, the whole dark aesthetic really works and is really reminiscent of 'JAWS' (the band not the shark, or the film as the... Continue Reading →

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