Death Cab For Cutie aren’t strangers to melancholy. Their entire discography plays with sorrow, unsatisfied yearning and all the things you never want to feel. But on their ninth studio album ‘Thank You For Today’, there seems to have been a shift in the norm.
Stepping out from behind the drum-kit an straight to the front of stage is a daunting prospect, moving from the backbone of the band to the face of the operation. This is exactly the move that Hotel Lights drummer Darren Jessee has made with his new album ‘The Jane, Room 217’.
Seventy nine years ago could be one of the most important dates in British musical history. For that was the day that John Peel was born and frankly, if you have listened to pretty much any form of interesting music in your life, you more than likely have John Peel to thank.
After producing (and sometimes engineering) six albums completely on their own, you would imagine that El Ten Eleven would be stuck in their ways. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Mid-Noughties British Indie darling Kate Nash is back with a brand new album in the form of ‘Yesterday Was Forever’. How does it hold up though? Find out inside…
Sometimes, you just need to hear a mangled machine orgy, inaudible lyrics and/or various samples of old B-Movies. In a nutshell that is Industrial music, a unique genre that seems to transcend to all corners of the music spectrum.
How does someone choose the greatest Michael Jackson song of all time? Answer: they don’t, there isn’t one, they all rock.
‘Suffuse’ is not an easy album to listen to however, this is no mere collection of pretentious, experimental self-indulgence from Roy Montgomery, but an excellent collection of compositions that sit more comfortably in the the context of art than album.
We’re pretty sure that when The Beatles released their single, ‘Hey Jude’, fifty years ago today, they had no idea of what a foot-stomping, group sing-along classic it would become and remain to this very day!