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...]

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...]

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...]