I’ve said it before (though not often enough) that Protomartyr are one of the leading post-punk bands in the world right now. The four albums they’ve released to date prove it, and if one song was to encapsulate their greatness, it may just be “Night-Blooming Cereus”. An absolute masterpiece, “Night-Blooming Cereus” highlights as much as anything the incredible lyricism of frontman Joe Casey. The guy’s … Continue reading Protomartyr: Night-Blooming Cereus
Picking a Track of the Week (when I remember to) is easy when great songs come along. This week’s is another simple choice… INSIDEAWAVE released “Village” on August 9th and it’s gone down a treat since. And why wouldn’t it? It’s a wonderful indie ditty as sweet as sugar. Here’s a link to INSIDEAWAVE’s Spotify page, where you’ll find “Village” and a bunch of their … Continue reading INSIDEAWAVE: VILLAGE
Love, loss, fear, friendship. Permanence. Or, the lack there of. The delicacy of life which you are only reminded of when what you thought would last forever is swept away like sand from the palm of your hand. Brutal, yes, but part of life. And The Murder Capital know it. Post-punk past and present When I Have Fears has been a long time in the … Continue reading The Murder Capital: When I Have Fears
Cardiff’s Boy Azooga are either a one-man band or a quartet depending on your music source. Either way, the music is what matters most. Having released 1, 2, Kung Fu! in 2018, Boy Azooga established themselves (I’m going with the group) as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands in the UK. On 1, 2, Kung Fu! you find an unrestricted sound that Boy Azooga … Continue reading Boy Azooga – 1, 2, Kung Fu!
The latest of many up-and-coming post punk bands that I can’t stop listening to, Egyptian Blue, came to my attention through The Murder Capital. They recently released their debut EP Collateral Damage and that’s where we pull our Track of the Week from. “Collateral” was the first single released from the EP and is a solid lead track. These guys certainly have a lot of … Continue reading Egyptian Blue-Collateral
As my third IDLES show draws nearer I’m back in full ear-blasting mode and rebellious mood. I’ll be seeing them on July 11th at Iveagh Gardens with support coming from two amazing bands: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and The Claque. So ya, I’m pretty excited. On Meat, you can hear IDLES building the foundation of the sound we know them for today. While not going … Continue reading IDLES-Meat EP
Altered Hours seem to do no wrong. The Dublin natives have been blowing up stereos for a few years now, making their way to the forefront of the Irish noise rock scene with each new release. With their most recent EP, they staked a serious claim for 1st place. In 2016 Altered Hours released their debut In Heat Not Sorry and while that is an … Continue reading Altered Hours-On My Tongue