Did some CD shopping and ticked a few essentials off my list. What do you guys think?
When I heard about Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf’s new project El Vy, I couldn’t wait to hear what they would deliver. It was only when I heard about the project that I discovered Menomena, and their sound mixed with Berninger’s voice had the potential to be something special. I also knew it was probablyContinue reading “El Vy- Return To The Moon”
For the season that’s in it! Joni’s brilliant River..
I’ve to admit something before I start. When I first heard ‘A-Punk’ I thought Vampire Weekend were just another blip in the ocean of average one-hit wonder bands that were floating around in the late noughties. I thought “fuck sake, everyone going mad again for a shit 3 something minute song”. Oh I was soooContinue reading “Vampire Weekend-Vampire Weekend”
HIBOU ARE BLOWIN’ UP. I saw HIBOU in Seattle as a support act to El Vy about a year ago. They were a perfect support act because they had everyone jumping around and really set us up for a great night. Check them out online and start with Above Us!
‘Van Halen’ is the debut album by Van Halen. They were already a big deal on the local scene before this came out and Eddie Van Halen was well known for being an up and coming leader guitarist in the industry. Funnily enough, I first heard Van Halen in ‘Back To The Future’, butContinue reading “Van Halen-Van Halen”
Visions is Grimes third album released in 2012. I heard ‘Oblivion’ around that time and liked it so I kept tabs on what she was doing. It wasn’t until 2014 that I bought the album and I wish I had it two years earlier!! Subsequently, my girlfriend and I went mad for Grimes, and weContinue reading “Grimes-Visions”
I’m starting a track of the week section purely to share the new XX track. It’s just out today with an album to follow on January 17th. Compared to previous XX material, its different, more lively and incredibly creative, have a listen and enjoy. G.M
‘Familiars’ was released in 2014 and brought with it the usual acclaim an Antlers album does. It is The Antlers fifth album and you would expect to see the pattern of growth musically continue. I’m giving the album a listen and reviewing it at the same time, so this is based off first impression, albeitContinue reading “The Antlers-Familiars”