Beabadoobee feels like a lone and true successor of so many nineties mainstream britpop and shoegaze records, which don’t get enough carefree pop tributes, sung by Vanessa Carlton and this EP is a collaboration between Bea Beabadoobee and The 1975. Last Day On Earth is an uplifting, chilled out ode to burning down churches, strippingContinue reading “Beabadoobee – Our Extended Play”
The Libertines self titled second album is 17 years old today. Back then, at the age of 21, I dreamed of being a music journalist but never made it happen. A friend did ask me to write a review for the Rock Against Racism fanzine, however, and here it is. The story of The LibertinesContinue reading “The Libertines – 17 Years On – Rock Against Racism album review”
Death Of The High Street‘s new single Exit is the latest missive from Creation records’ reincarnation, It’s Creation Baby. Another punkish band choosing to lead with Mark E Smith spoken word but the chorus is melodic enough to lift them over and above the trend. The lyrics are a spit-flecked meditation on the scourges ofContinue reading “D.O.T.H.S / Death Of The High Street- Exit”
The eardrum blisteringly heavy second single from Manchester new grunge types Supera Morzo is worth a listen. Hailing from some musical utopia between Nirvana and The Cribs, Roadkill is a bass lead concoction of screeching guitar and throat destroying anger. The lyrics are impossible to make out and the name doesn’t make sense yet butContinue reading “Supera Morza – Roadkill”
This song is rude. And should be danced to on the dancefloor of an indie club, if indie clubs still exist. The debut single from Isle of Wight band, Wet Leg, deadpan spoken word double entendre asking someone to get naughty on a chaise longue over art rock guitars and a drum machine. More please.
To put it simply, The Cribs are brilliant, consistently so, and they’ve put out another brilliant single, a truly vital, energetic, poppy 3 minute something song to stand up there amongst all their other songs of the same description. Sorry, not amongst them, at the forefront. As joyful, loud and catchy as their material mostlyContinue reading “The Cribs – Swinging at Shadows”