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...]

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...]

Autumn Music to Fall into

Henry: I am so excited for Autumn; the intensity of Summer's over and Christmas schmaltz hasn't taken over yet. Now's prime jumper-wearing weather and music-listening season. The sentimental stickiness of summer music is an August memory, and my iPod isn't all Zooey Deschanel covering Christmas songs yet. Instead it's as hopeful as a crisp morning walk through a forest, or like … [Read more...]