Tag: pop

Cork/Sheffield/Leeds pop-punk/math-rock trio Ganglions are playing a few dates around Ireland this week – they’ve played Cork before, including at Quarter Block Party earlier this year, but this is their first proper tour, with dates coming up around England too. It’s all in support of their second EP, Thirsty, released on the Audacious Art Experiment. […]

When you really like a band, eagerly awaiting new music from them, a sideproject can catch you unawares. As a huge Arctic Monkeys fan, I was initially disappointed to hear that singer Alex Turner was doing something called Last Shadow Puppets. It worked out – I love their album – but I was sad I […]

Labels have not worked in music for the past few years. How do we describe the latest Rihanna release? What about Yeasayer or Animal Collective? In a world where Kesha actually qualifies as ‘good music’ to some people, perhaps labelling what a band sounds like nowadays is akin to describing France as a footballing nation. […]

Magic Kids are Beach Boys in all but name. Lush instrumentation and doo-wop melodies pervade each track the band has unleashed on the world to date. You could be forgiven for thinking that they have never heard anything other than ‘Pet Sounds’. Today, they gave us ‘Summer’ which sees the band mourning girlfriends past. “My […]

A quick look at the charts lately, if you can subject yourself to it, reveals a quite harrowing truth: people are listening to terrible, horrific songs. When the likes of Kesha are getting bandied around n a daily basis, you know something is wrong. All this makes it so satisfying when you discover music that […]

Those electro boys are at it again. After brilliant promos for almost all their videos- ‘Ready For the Floor is my personal favourite- ‘I Feel Better’ gets a video, directed by Peter Serafenowicz As is the norm with Hot Chip, the video is not what everyone else is doing. Or is it? JLS, a British […]