Hang Loose- Alabama Shakes

The aptly named Alabama Shakes serve up a lighthearted blend of blues-inspired roots rock and touch of soul that harken back to The Band, Janis Joplin, Wilson Pickett, The Allman Brothers, and the like. From the first riffs, “Hang Loose” verges on an almost country, gospel-esque medley, with infectious Joplin-like vocals that doesn’t leave one lacking. No, they’re not … [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. 2

First things first - well done all of you for making it to the end of the week! You've endured sweaty school children on their summer holidays attacking you in the street like bunches of rabid zombies experiencing catastrophic sugar-highs, humid trains and buses and a relentless barrage of news updates on the Royal baby. But, you survived and as a small end of the week treat, … [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...]

Oh Sheit It’s X – Thundercat

The sun is out (a bit) and Can You Hear This has been bombarding you with reasons to get drunk and dance in the sun so it seems about time for some capital-F funk from the man with a bass, Thundercat … [Read more...]