21/11 0 comments
Glitch. Glare. Ghettotech. Samples and synths. Chillwave, ghostwave, electrowave. Trancecore, hardcore, speedcore. Ambient. Dark ambient. Post-ambient. Folktronic. Funky house. Italo disco. Balearic. Dubstep, darkstep, drumstep… phew. Sometimes you just want a good old guitar, right? Yeah man. Step forward Boxed In, which is mainly Oli Bayston, and this, his/their new single. Not an acid rave in sight…
Read more about Boxed In on Guardian.co.uk (the name references a Francis Bacon painting, donchaknow). And hear the single live at its bass-tastic launch party in Stoke Newington’s The Waiting Room on 2 December.
10/10 0 comments
Sometimes the Sexbeat blog does such a good job that all I want to is quote them. So I shall: “After a few quite months, Yoofs are back with some new tunes. The lo-fi quality that characterised the Dents’ earlier recordings has been replace by a much crisper and cleaner sound, with the two new songs, For Her and Do You Feel The Same?, both flowing perfectly with lovely melodies that evoke the feeling of lazy autumnal days.” All I’d add is that I reckon there’s something agreeably surfy about these two, too. The songs will feature on a debut album out soon via Strong Island Recordings.
1/10 0 comments
It’s 7pm and I’m still in my Soho office, all alone, exhausted: outside it’s dark, damp, cold, not the least bit tempting. So, fuck it, I decide to put on F.U.R.S‘ soaring, rip-roaring, cockle-warming new single before leaving. A minute later and I’m running round the Macbooks and deskchairs, humming hideously and making bizarre aeroplane shapes last seen over a decade ago. Because what the hell: it’s as fun and feelgood an indie song as they come, and blessed with a sweet naivety as well as blow-out choruses, and you know what, fuck you chilly evening – you can wait. I’m playing this again. And again. And agai…
24/09 0 comments
I like you, Jack Cheshire. I like your louche-but-lovely vocals. I like your oddball lyrics and alt stylings. I like how I can’t genre-bind you in folk, rock or anything, and how I don’t really want to anyway. I like how blissful GyroScope, your new record‘s opener, makes me feel, even with the psychedelic, out-in-the-sun-too-long finale. And I like the use of “cantankerous”. I can’t imagine you ever being cantankerous, Jack.
20/09 0 comments
If you assembled some Balearic DJs and a few tousle-haired ’90s indie bands together in a studio, forced them to put down all their pills, pedals and picks, and fairly demanded they make a record utilising both their sounds… well, if you did that, Real Lies‘ debut (out 4 November via new label Sweet Exile) is pretty much what it would likely sound like. That’s my lumpy attempt to describe the sound, anyway; the excellent PR for this one simply calls it “baggy”, which is undeniably perfect, as well as potentially a whole new sub-genre in the making.
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