Experimental | Alternative | Rock
Okay, I admit; I am a little bit late to the party with this one. However, this Friday just gone felt a lot more scarce than usual, when it came to brand new music that I had been anticipating. That being said, I thought it to be a better time than ever, to finally review an album from the much beloved black midi.
Besides which, I did review and enjoy the Black Country, New Road album For the first time; so why not review a brand new…
Alternative | Indie | Rock
Wolf Alice have always came across to me as pioneers of sorts. If not for their modern, accessible, and innovative indie-rock sound, perhaps we wouldn’t have been able to see the likes of Black Honey or The Big Moon on the rise.
From the moment I had first discovered them through their single “Moaning Lisa Smile”, I had been a fan of the sense of whimsicality that they always brought to the table.
I especially loved their sophomore album Visions Of A Life; a project that would…
R&B | Soul
I cant quite remember how I discovered the single that ultimately introduced me to the musical project of Bermondsey singer Aria Wells, known as Greentea Peng, but I know that that single was called “Mr. Sun (miss da sun)”.
I thoroughly enjoyed this single for the soothingly warm vibes that it carried. And given that I discovered this single in the early Autumn of 2019, it felt like a vibe that was definitely needed. That being said, I quickly became a fan of Greentea Peng and her sound, which…
Alternative | Indie | R&B
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I recall that the very first project I had reviewed in 2020, doubled as my introduction to Leicester-based alternative R&B group easy life. With their mixtape of that year, titled Junk Food, I was impressed with how colourful yet genuine the whole thing sounded. All things considered, I could definitely see a tonne of exciting potential surrounding the group.
It was through projects like Junk Food, as well as the mixtapes that came before it, that I feel they really succeeded in connecting with listeners through their…
Alternative | Indie Rock | Art Rock
It is safe to say that I am possibly much later to the party than I should be, when it comes to the shape-shifting art-rock alias of American singer/songwriter Annie Erin Clark, known as St. Vincent. Even after the immense amount of hype that was surrounding the innovative and challenging electropop sound of her previous studio album, 2017’s Masseduction, It wouldn’t be until this year that I really gave her material a listen.
That being said, with the release of this brand new album, titled…
Alternative | Indie | Rock
I never would’ve thought to myself that I’d end up reviewing an album from the Ohio indie duo Twenty One Pilots, but that time has finally arrived.
My previous experience listening to the two could be comparable to some of the other artists that had some kind of craze going on during my teenage years, such as Skrillex or perhaps even Enter Shikari. I first began exploring their music shortly after the release of their 2015 album Blurryface, which I think was a solid effort.
Electronic | Industrial | Rock
In my mind, I definitely don’t feel that enough people know of Gary Numan’s discography, beyond his biggest hit single. 1979’s “Cars”. Even I have been guilty of struggling to remember who the new wave artist was, until “Cars” was played.
And despite that hit single being released so long ago, his newer material prove to me that the singer has aged like fine wine. …
Alternative | Blues | Rock
In my mind, The Black Keys always seemed like that kind of group that I’ve know of for a long time, but I’ve never really hyped them up all too much. I remember the buzz surrounding their 2011 album El Camino, which is still to this day my favourite album from them. Furthermore, I have always enjoyed their music, but I’ve been longing for a project that captures the essence of what El Camino brought back when it was released.
I was hoping that I would get…
Hip-Hop | Rap
My experience listening to J.Cole is a bit of an unusual one. While I had known that the Frankfurt-born American rap artist has been making hits for a considerable amount of time, it wouldn’t really be until the New Year’s Eve of 2018 that I discovered him.
Even then, I only listened to the song “ATM”, which is part of J.Cole’s 2018 record KOD, and after the moment I discovered that track, I hadn’t really taken the time to listen to any other works of his, until now.
Jazz | World | Spoken Word
The memory is a little foggy for me, but I believe that my first memory of the UK Jazz group that is Sons Of Kemet, was thanks to one of the acts associated with it; that being the Jazztronica trio of The Comet Is Coming, which saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings plays a role in under the name of King Shabaka. …
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