I've said it before and I'll say it again, French pop is very polarised. Either it's brilliant or it's just dire. Fortunately there are lots of great French bands out there and I've just discovered another and yes. it's brilliant. General Elektriks combines funky guitars, synths and drum patterns for a very cool sound. What a way to start your week with this track.
25 July 2016
23 July 2016
I've been enjoying her new album a lot, I thought at first it would be an ethereal affair with whispered vocals and tender guitar plucking but there's a bit more muscle to it and it's all the better for it, Her voice was very familiar to me and I couldn't help but think she reminded me of the lead singer of Lamb...and lo and behold, she IS the lead singer from Lamb! The break from electronica suits her, this is a great album.
22 July 2016
Emily Underhill aka Tusks is signed to the brilliant One Little Indian label and this is her second EP to date. It starts very mellow and stays there but the position it occupies is quite beautiful too. It has a wonderful 'morning after the night before' feel to it that wraps around you like a comfort blanket. Highly recommended.
17 July 2016
This Cardiff band have been around for quite some time but I'm ashamed to say that their new album 'Golden Omens' is the very first I've heard of them. If Syd Barrett-infused psychedelic rock is your thing then you'll probably love them too.
Oh man, gotta love a bit of 70s Afro-funk.
12 July 2016
11 July 2016
10 July 2016
There are worse ways to spend a Sunday afternoon than chilling out and listening to the new Jamie Isaac album.
One album that seems to have snuck under the radar is the new Stephen Steinbrink album 'Anagrams'. The tunes are ostensibly portraits of addiction and mental illness but they are framed and executed so beautifully that you can marvel at them without a need to understand the back stories. Definitely one for fans of Avi Buffalo or Sufjan Stevens - and seeing as that includes me, I'm in!
Recorded 5 years ago with Danger Mouse producing this posthumous Sparklehorse album with various artists, this is The Flaming Lips at their very best. I just wish they would stop pissing about with mediocre covers of classic albums and their slightly creepy obsession with Miley Cyrus and get back to making great music.