Playlist – A September for remembrance

A well known trope is that all funeral scenes in film and television require rainy days with non-diagetic music setting up a sombre mood. A gust of wind here and there, not strong enough to tussle the protagonist’s hairline but signifying that said character will have to move on. Life has changed through the ending of someone else’s. Maybe it’s knowing that it’s the end … Continue reading Playlist – A September for remembrance

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Album of the week: Knot – Knot

The grungy desperation of Knot seeps through speakers through their debut album, Knot. Nine servings of mellow post-punk that were spiked with you hallucinogen of choice, giving you the right kick to the senses as you nudge yourself through the album. Out now on Exploding in Sound Records, Knot is a band regenerated from their previous selves, Krill. Changes came with a frantic surge of … Continue reading Album of the week: Knot – Knot

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New Music: Dig Nitty – Small Curd

August, the tail end of the summer. Long gone are the warm days and Autumn is now around the corner. The days are getting shorter and a cool wind turns into a fierce gales, with the loud rumbles of distant thunder warning of the upcoming storm. Welcom to Dig Nitty and their groovy lo-fi jam, ‘Small Curd’. Inspired by “self-sabotage and fear”, Erin McGrath wrote … Continue reading New Music: Dig Nitty – Small Curd

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New Music: Actual Wolf – A change of mind

Actual Wolf , whom we’ve previously recommended, has a brand new song from his upcoming album, Hometown Hero. ‘A change of mind’ covers the aftermath of a break-up and the cascade of regrets that inevitably follow. Another taster from their new album, Hometown Hero, is the peppy, upbeat ditty ‘Sinaloa Stroll’ , which steers fast away from the Country-slathered sound of Actual Wolf, picking up … Continue reading New Music: Actual Wolf – A change of mind

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Review: Palehound – Black Friday

” And I’ve won over your mother, darlingAnd I’ve won over your sister, tooAnd I won over your father, darlingAnd I still don’t feel worthy of you “ – Palehound, ‘Worthy You don’t need distortion to be loud. You don’t need to scream to call for attention. You don’t need to physically attack someone to leave a bruise. Sometimes, it’s all in words, wrapped in … Continue reading Review: Palehound – Black Friday

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Review: New Ghost – New Ghost Orchestra

Depression takes everything from you. It’s a savage, intangible beast that follows you everywhere. It makes food taste the same. It paints life through a grey palette. Days lose their identity. You become numb to outside stimuli and time fritters away. You can never escape depression. It will stay with you forever. Therapy, a cornucopia of pills, group sessions, the latest herbal panacea, they only … Continue reading Review: New Ghost – New Ghost Orchestra

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Video: Nnux – Pasos

Directed by Noah LePage and with art direction by Teruko Kushi, ‘Pasos’ finds Nnux in a strange place. Between climbing ruins and ghosts crawling up to her neck, the urgency of ‘Pasos’ pushes through digital landscapes of gold, where a search that seems never ending continues pulsing long after the search party has gone to another hill. The debut album by Nnux will come out … Continue reading Video: Nnux – Pasos

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Review: Minimal Animal – I thought that we’d be happy here

Nick Cox‘s pop sensibilities have never been a secret. From the harmonies and French pop halcyon days of Screaming Maldini, his previous band, to his current venture, Minimal Animal, he’s always had a knack for picking the right hook. One that will veer from your bog standard rock into fashionable pop music. I thought that we’d be happy here is a short trip through a … Continue reading Review: Minimal Animal – I thought that we’d be happy here

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Review: Eric & Magill – Thanks to sciences / Valhalla Baby!

There’s always something about Eric & Magill‘s music. Call it an aura, call it a particular aroma. It’s always there, like the memories from a lucid dream flashing back through the day. ‘Thanks to sciences’ starts as a folky ballad that soars with a CSO-friendly video that conveys the ethereal warmth of the track, one that explodes and then washes back, fading into just a … Continue reading Review: Eric & Magill – Thanks to sciences / Valhalla Baby!

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Review: Yugen Blakrok – Anima Mysterium

About a year ago, I was done with superhero films. I want to say Black Panther changed my mind. It didn’t. The soundtrack, though, that one was a pleasing surprise. A cornucopia of rappers, old and new. From that curated roster, one name stuck out: Yugen Blakrok. Anima Mysterium is not a brag-rap album. It’s a socially conscious album that tells a story, weaved through … Continue reading Review: Yugen Blakrok – Anima Mysterium

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