Author Archives: Jason Holmes

ALBUM: Madonnatron – ‘Madonnatron’

The throat growl of a more feminised voice begins this curious and affecting album, coming as something of a relief considering the techno punk of opener ‘Headless Children’ rides the same groove of one John William Weller on ‘Around The…

ALBUM: Slovo ‘Bread & Butterflies’

Life goes on and our national pastime of consumerism has resumed, sort of. On seeing goods stacked high we, as Brits, traditionally like to reach for our wallets the way Shane did for his pistol. This reflex we like to…

New Track: Equinox with Feral Five – ‘Kiss’

‘Mancunian spoken word’ is, by now, a genre unto itself – the world view espoused by those from England’s north west one of bipolarity: that is, the acknowledgement that life can sometimes be a tragedy but that it’s best to…

Ones To Watch: Sextile

Had Joy Division or The Ramones plied their unique trade of incensed rock angularity in Los Angeles instead of Queens, NYC or England’s north-west, the resulting music might have sounded something along the lines of Sextile. They’re an LA-based three-piece comprising…

Album: Best Youth – ‘Highway Moon’

Best Youth‘s album, so it would appear, is about the vicissitudes of modern-day love; the cut and thrust, the push and pull, the meaningfulness and accompanying decadence, the all-consuming nature of what it is for modern people to rub up against…

LISTEN: VANDANA – ‘Jaan’

Taken from VANDANA‘s EP Nox Anima, ‘Jaan’ is something of a curio, its synthed pulse giving life to a song borne of Brooklyn by way of an Indian childhood and a London education. It’s the newest offering from New York’s…

ALBUM: Oumou Sangaré – ‘Mogoya’

Mogoya (meaning “people today”) stands out for consummate and heartfelt musicianship that makes gentle mockery of the marketed western fare that has of late begun to bore us all. Oumou Sangaré – who has collaborated with artists such as Alicia…