Category: Track Reviews

TRACK: Generation – ‘Cheapskate’

Liverpool glam punk rockers Generation are set to release their debut single ‘Cheapskate’ on Friday (April 5). Following hard on the heels of their debut EP Who loves this Generation?, their latest offering is bold, raw, brash and in your…

TRACK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Distant Colours’

Former generation terrorists, The Manic Street Preachers, continue to fly the flag for revolution on ‘Distant Colours’.  The track is taken from the forthcoming album Resistance is Futile, their first album in four years. A lament to the leftist ideologies of…

TRACK: Snail Mail – ‘Pristine’

By virtue of her moniker, Snail Mail goes King Canute by attempting to stem the tides of technology and the waves of wi-fi on her new single, ‘Pristine’. ‘Pristine’ is a slacker analogue-catalogue of memories to an ex-amour, whose resonance still…

TRACK: Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘Falling Into Me’

On ‘Falling Into Me’, teenage Norfolkers Let’s Eat Grandma go gunning for Lorde’s am-dram gothic market while adding a dollop of Joanna Newsom (losing some of the lil’ Bo Peep vocal theatrics, of course). The result renders them the definite…

TRACK: Blakk Pearl – ‘Prayer’

Shades of Sade’s ‘No Ordinary Love’ and Björk’s ‘Play Dead’ illuminate ‘Prayer’, a sermon from the peripatetic performer, Blakk Pearl. Wanderlust’s psychic properties and the emotions wrought by absent patriarchs (her AWOL Pops is the manager of NWA) combine to…

TRACK: Alexis Taylor – ‘Oh Baby’

Ahead of his upcoming fourth studio album Beautiful Thing, Hot Chip frontman, Alexis Taylor has shared his latest single, ‘Oh Baby’. The song itself is a slick slice of bright and colourful pop music with its high pitch toe-tapping repetitive…

TRACK: Iceage – Take It All

Copenhagen and its pivotal punk scene continue to spit out bands that balance poetry and cacophonous sounds flawlessly.  When the two are combined, you are left with the end result, Iceage. Straight from their ‘Pain Killer’ collaboration with Sky Ferreira, frontman…

TRACK: Magnus Carlson – ‘Wait for Love to Grow’

Magnus Carlson’s new release, ‘Wait for Love to Grow’, is the pre-emptive single to his first full UK album release, which I have no doubt will be more popular than perhaps expected, especially to younger generations. The single, which will…

Track: Cabbage – ‘Preach To The Converted’

Mention the words ‘Cabbage’ and ‘album’ and ears prick up. Reactions are gauged and opinions voiced by any music fan with an ear close to the vast ground paced by the Mossley punk-rock quintet. It seems all too surprising Cabbage haven’t…

TRACK: Lusts – ‘heavy thoughts’

With their critically acclaimed debut album Illuminations already behind them, brothers Andrew and James Stone aka Lusts are back with bang and eager to showcase what they’ve been working over the past year. ‘heavy thoughts’ enters with a thick Eurythmics-esque beat chased by distortion…