Breaking Against the Tide – Craft Spells

Craft Spells is the audio equivalent of an 80s teen dream. If New Order, The Jesus and the Mary Chain, and Cocteau Twins are of your vernacular, these guys are right up your vein - mine included. While their first album, Idle Labor, was decidedly more lo-fi, Nausea is noticeably more refined, put together, and melodic. Perhaps it’s the result of growing up in an arid landscape … [Read more...]

Same Damn Time – Beat Connection

If warm sun rays aren't glossing your face right now, perhaps Beat Connection can help. A 3-piece electronic outfit from Seattle, WA, Beat Connection craft serious dream-laden melodies. 'Same Damn Time' is a heady slow dive into an ethereal summer; an airy, tricked out blend just as melodic as it is futuristic. Straddling that happy medium between chill and upbeat, it's a … [Read more...]

6 Bands Whose Sound Changed For The Better

Henry: Second chances are my favourite type of chances; there's no feeling quite like making good on a second chance. It's also satisfying when you decide to give something a second chance and it turns out OK. Imagine if you'd quit Selfie after its pilot. You'd have missed this! Imagine if you'd've bailed on Happy Endings because its first season was a little sketch. You've … [Read more...]

Songs For Your Next Night Out

Right, so what was I up to while I was on hiatus? Learning French (poorly), and going out a fair bit, which went an awful lot better. Along the way, I assembled a fair few classics for any night out, so check a couple of them out here. … [Read more...]

Ode to Viceroy – Mac DeMarco

By now you might be aware of Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco and Ty Segall as the triumvirate sent to revive the sounds of garage rock’s past. DeMarco is the scrawny, gap-toothed river creature that crawled from the depths of Canada and seemingly slid his jangly melodies into indie folk rock. Lodged in a time warp, DeMarco is like a rambling man from a bygone era. A pinch of 60s … [Read more...]