Thursday, 29 November 2012

Enter Shikari: Pack Of Theives

Enter Shikari have never been a band to keep things predictable, but it was still a nice surprise to listen to their latest single 'Pack Of Thieves' and hear the beautiful genre defying music they are so well known for producing.
A mix of Electro, pop punk, post hardcore and dub step (to generalise), 'Pack Of Thieves' is an anthem for the revolutionaries and a call for everyone to "stand up" to the "Antique Structure" and their "Whitewash and lies".

Not really moving with the times/genres, more sidestepping and moving around them, Enter Shikari prove yet again why they have been, and will continue to be around for many years.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tom Odell - Another Love

Its been a while since something like this has caught my ear, but 'Another Love' by Tom Odell just pulled me in.
Tom Odell - Another Love
I don't know if its the piano introduction, the way the song builds or just the tragic story that they carry.
Whatever it its it works.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Band Of Horses: 19/11/12

"I force you to party with us... to some melencolly"
Band Of Horses take to the stage at the Manchester Academy on a cold and otherwise miserable Monday night, and genuinely seem grateful for the turn out. The turn out is down to years of hard work and four great albums; they have proved the test of time.
Opening the set with 'On My Way Back Home' the band work their way through their back catalogue, avoiding any kind of chronological order and try "to mix it up a bit and not play all the same songs". However, it was their most known songs such as 'Ode to LRC', 'Is there a ghost in my house' and 'No Ones Gonna Love You' that pleased the crowd the most.
For me my favourite of the night was when they performed 'The Funeral'. It was awesome in the truest sense of the word.
Hopefully they will be back again soon to grace us with their melancholy.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Are this enigmatic Manchester three piece going to be the next big thing? Perhaps.
Take a listen :)

No Ceremony/// - Holdonme

No Ceremony/// - Feelsolow

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Foals: Inhaler

Due to release their latest album 'Holy Fire' early next year, Foals have offered us 'Inhaler' as the first single. With is Rage style bass its hard not to move your head with this song, then as it slowly crescendos and explodes into the chorus you are ready to rock out like its 2004.
Surely this song will be a hit with both the rock/alt, indie and chart rock scenes and will hopefully help further cement Foals well earned career in music.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Monsta: Holdin' On

The remix is all over the radio at the moment, but I am in love with the Original.
That guys voice!!

Spitting Image: Freelance Whales (Little Daylight Remix)

Today I've had that need to find 'that track'. I don't know what that feeling is; much like an itch where you have to scratch away until it feels good, i can't stop searching the Internet until I find a track that fills 'that gap'.
Today's track is 'Spitting Image' from Freelance Whales, as remixed by Little Daylight.
Drenched in synth it is beautifully electropop, filled with enough melodies and hooks to satisfy even the most addicted synth junkie.
What tops it for me though is the way the vocals have been touched and worked (its always the vocals).
The remix comes from Little Daylight, who as many seem to be doing these days, has kept their identity a mystery to us.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The 1975: Sex

This one comes as recommended from my lovely girlfriend, its 'Sex' by The 1975's. Writing this I'm hoping I haven't completely misunderstood a hint... Hopefully not, I will continue writing the post and listening to this band anyway!
Sex  - The 1975
The sound is bigger than I expected, similar to 'Sweet Disposition'; It has all the elements of a song written to play out perfectly across stadiums filled with adolescents living out their YOLO years (forgive me) with heads and hearts full of untainted dreams. Now, whether or not the band will reach the stadiums their sound undoubtedly demands is yet to be seen. If not... its still a good song for the archives.

The History Of Apple Pie: Glitch

As in my previous post, apologies for the absence. I am however back online!

The first track Id like to share with you is 'Glitch' from The History Of Apple Pie.
The History Of Apple Pie - Glitch
The track is from their much awaited debut album 'Out Of View', which is due for release January 28th on Marshal Teller.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Death Cab For Cutie: The Barsuk Years Boxset

If I had the money I would buy this collection and the record player to enjoy them on. Unfortunately I don't, so will have to fill my shelf with something more affordable and stick to listening to the CD's.
However, if your are a DCFC fan with a little more cash to splash this is is a must have. Comprised of the listed albums below on 180-gram vinyl, the collection is in a cloth bound display box and is signed by each member of the band... But be quick my affluent friend as it is limited to 1500 sets only.
 You Can Play These Songs With Chords
Something About Airplanes
We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes
The Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love E.P.
The Photo Album
The Stability E.P.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Apologies for the absence

I moved house. Yeaahhhh.
Didnt get the internet :(
In turn wasnt able to keep on top of this page as much as I would have liked to, but hopefully I should be getting the internet sorted soon and can continue as planned with more reviews, more interviews and more features.
Ive never really discussed the long term, but ideally Id like to expand with a seasonal publicaion, mixtape release's and futher down the line than that, host regular events to encourage new and innovative music and one day be able to invest in such a product and help it grow.
But thats in the future...
For now here is The Killers latest video release for 'Miss Atomic Bomb'
The Killers - Miss Atomic Bomb
I think its a great video for an amazing song, and its nice to see The Killers in a stripped back video that really captures how awesome their concerts really are.