5 years is a long time ey? That’s how long it’s been since we last got a Jamie T album with the critically acclaimed “Kings & Queens”
The album signals a change of pace for Jamie, let’s not forget he was 24 when we last got material from him, he’s closer to 30 now, it wouldn’t be fair to expect the same angsty fast paced style all the way through. Things change with age, song writing isn’t immune from the changes that are part of growing up, something which is clearly evident in “Carry on the Grudge” Continue reading
Back where it all started some 30 odd years ago for Peter Hook, well, kind of, let’s leave out the whole Salford / Manchester debate for the sake of this and concentrate on what really matters. The music.
Manchester’s iconic Ritz played host, with it’s famous “bouncy dancefloor” and rich history to one of the cities much loved talents with a richer history. This was set to be something a bit special, the band would be playing the full Low-Life & Brotherhood albums, that were released by New Order way back in 1985/1986, who Hook was an integral part of forming after the tragic ending of Joy Division. Continue reading
Band of Skulls seem to be one of the few bands who really can do rock & roll properly, they in fact probably have never received the recognition they deserve for it. “Himalayan” proves no different, it makes for a understandable selection for the next single from the forthcoming album of the same name. Based around an infectious bluesy style “wakka wakka” riff, the song builds up to this melancholy harmony between Marsden and Richardson, which is acts as the calm before the storm before the inevitable face melter to bring the whole thing to a valiant close.
Rock icons, The Pixies have released a fan directed video for their track “Ring the Bell” from their latest album “Indie Cindy”. The video was left to Lital Mizel and Adi Frimmerman, after a video of them lip syncing to the bands famous song “Hey” went viral on youtube. The clip shows the girl hosting a nostalgia filled gathering in a forest, with tons of flashbacks to 80s & 90s fads, the years when The Pixies were at their biggest. The girls have stated in interviews that the idea behind the video was about the kids that grew up in this time holding on to those memories that they treasure. It’s not really what you’d expect a Pixies video to look like, but for whatever reason, it does really work!
After 4 relatively quiet years and their most recent work widely viewed as probably their weakest to date, you couldn’t blame fans for being a bit skeptical prior to the release of El Pintor (an anagram of Interpol for those who haven’t already clicked). Interpol needed to come back with something big. Continue reading