bodyache – Purity

It's Monday, it's almost Spring, so this is just a reminder that Purity Ring's second album is full of sweetly rousing anthems perfect for April. We've approved their development (here) and if you needed further proof, bodyache is an intimate almost-three minute blend of bizarro lyrics and sophisticated harmonies. Business as … [Read more...]

What’s Going on with Rihanna?

If Taylor Swift is our Type-A princess, Rihanna's our DGAF queen. And that's great, even if - personally - I am about twenty six times closer to Swift. The Swifts of the world (no matter how successful they become) will always look longingly at the laissez-faire Rihannas. It's why Marnies will always be Marnies, and Jessas will always be ... kind of annoying, but annoying in a … [Read more...]

Worship – Years & Years

Their debut album drops in June, but Years and Years just made 'Worship' available for download with pre-order. It's step-up from 'King', landing on the more confessional side of electronic-heartbreak that we've come to expect since their their debut single, 'Real'. You probably won't hear many pop songs with 'my kingdom for your graces' in the chorus this year. My … [Read more...]

Shattered Me – Bass Drum of Death

WAVVES and Ty Segall had a baby and they’re called Bass Drum of Death. Fuzzed-out, thrashing around, make no-apologies punk rock, this bare bones lo-fi duo have poised themselves to take on a slice of that California surf punk. Taking obvious cues from punk and proto-punk predecessors: Richard Hell, The Stooges, and The New York Dolls, their only drawback is lack of variation. … [Read more...]

Better Off Without You – Summer Camp

Tuesdays can be tough, It's forecast to rain literally non stop here, and Florence is slightly less ridiculously stunning in the rain... I realise I lost all sympathy there, but this song should get you all back on my side. … [Read more...]