Muzz is a three-piece indie supergroup made up of Interpol’s Paul Banks, Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman and Matt Barrick of The Walkmen. In early June they released their debut record, Muzz, an album in the making since 2015. So, was it worth the wait? For the most part, yes. Muzz has an unhurried, fluid and warm way to it. It’s opening tracks, “Bad … Continue reading A musing on Muzz’s Muzz
What does post-punk revival revival mean? Did post-punk fade away? Why is it even important? Was that a typo? These are all questions you might have asked yourself when you read the headline. What do I mean by post-punk revival revival? Let me explain. We all remember the heyday of the early 2000’s when post-punk/alt-rock bands such as The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, … Continue reading Post-Punk Revival Revival?
Interpol recently released a new single titled “Fine Mess” to kick off the start of their North American tour. “Fine Mess” is as good as anything off their most recent record Marauder, and it’s good to see that they guys are maintaining their return to form. Check out the single below. Continue reading Interpol-Fine Mess
Interpol are my favourite band of all-time so I’m always cautious when I write about them. I’ve no need to worry about being biased here though because I’m sure everyone who was in the Olympia on Monday night would agree that this show was brilliant. Venue The Olympia. Really no need for me to get into how much I love this place again, but for … Continue reading Interpol Under the Bright Lights of The Olympia
Hi everybody! I’ve a Track Of The Week here for you that’s going to knock your socks off. Nilufer Yanya’s “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year” goes in a slightly new direction to her releases earlier this year, bringing a rough guitar sound to the mix. She also supports Interpol when they come to The Olympia in just over a week. Check it out yo. Continue reading Track Of The Week – Nilüfer Yanya – Heavyweight Champion Of The Year
Joy Division’s debut ‘Unknown Pleasures‘ is regarded by some as one of the best albums ever released. When I first heard it I was in awe of the sound and feel of the album largely down to Ian Curtis presence. I was brought to the album through comparisons people had made between the music of Joy Division, Editors and Interpol. Everyone knows the tragedy of … Continue reading Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures
‘The Back Room‘ is the debut album by English post-punk/rock band Editors. It was actually the second Editors album I bought because I only heard of them when ‘An End Has A Start‘ came out. I actually prefer this one to their second effort as it was a little more dark and and also slightly more original in the sense that it was their debut … Continue reading Editors-The Back Room
Before I get into the review, I have to say that this is my favourite album of all time, but I won’t let that dictate my review. Released in 2002, the album didn’t exactly blow up. It was more successful in the UK than the United States, though it did well on the Independent Charts. I guess it sought a certain ear. It was dark, … Continue reading Interpol: Turn On The Bright Lights