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...]

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...]

King – Years and Years (PACES Remix)

We've been talking about Years and Years for literally ... well, only a year actually. But they've blown up lately and even if King doesn't quite quite demand the same intensity of heart-break anthem Real, it's a worthy single to push in their (record label's) quest for chart dominance in 2015. The original song pulses along with one of the band's trademark choruses but PACES … [Read more...]