#tbt Modern Tongues – Ghost Beach (EP Review)

By now, I sound stuck-on-repeat about Ghost Beach. But I remain staunchly unapologetic because this band is so damn good. They've released their debut EP, Modern Tongues this week which is as good a time as any to dive into their music. We've reviewed Been There Before, Miracle and Tear Us Apart extensively on the site before (here, here and here) so let's see how the other two … [Read more...]

A Special September: Some of This Month’s Best Tunes

For most of us September means school. Which means work. Which means a lot less fun. We can however take comfort in the fact that this month could be one of the most fruitful months for music in recent memory. With The 1975 already having released their debut album and The Weeknd providing us with his sophomore effort, some people (like me) might actually have the problem that … [Read more...]

The Week’s New Releases – Vol. 4

Apologies for my absence last week (I was in Berlin sampling the finest that eardrum-splitting German techno has to offer), but I'm back in sunny London now, albeit slightly damaged of hearing, and ready to fire off another round of this week's best new slices of aural bliss. 1) Drake - "Hold On We're Going Home" OK, so this song has been out for a little bit but I keep … [Read more...]

The Week’s New Releases – Vol. 3

This week has seen Egypt descend into a political-hatred fuelled war zone and Jeremy Paxman grow a beard, so if you've had enough of all these gruesome images and coverage then here are five pieces of pure joy in aural form to get you through the next seven days: 1) Kwes - "36" I like to think of Kwes as a musical teddy bear; singing in his soft falsetto and producing … [Read more...]

The Week’s New Releases – Vol. 1

Ammar: Welcome to the first of (hopefully) many weekly features where I shepherd you musically-inclined folk to the tastiest gems of the past week's new releases. I'll try and cover as broad a range of music as possible, as long as I actually listen to the stuff, and traverse across the popularity spectrum (from Rihanna to 'that amazing post-punk-grunge '90s band that were … [Read more...]