‘The name just kind of came up once when I was talking to my mom. I played little league baseball while I was growing up in Belgium and I wanted a name that was a mix of English and French. It just fit,’ reveals a modest Lorenzo Gillis Cook,
Continue reading Hitting Home Runs: An Interview with Lorenzo Gillis Cook of Petite League
Nothing typifies Miami more than the vibe it pervades to those that peer vicariously through its rose-tinted windows. Bikini weather is not a gift but a staple and the clink of glasses reverberates constantly across the sprawling beachfront as the palm trees wave you gently this way and that. But what brings that all together Continue reading Listen To This: Magic City Hippies
Earlier in the year, I wrote an article discussing Jack Kerouac and Beat culture. The Beats were instrumental in the construction of counterculture and how American society in particular wandered away from normality in its championing of the alternative, of the personal and societal other.
Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with Ace Backwords
People want the Strokes circa-Is This It? Distorted guitar, raging riffs, and all torn to shreds by Julian Casblancas’ razor blade vocals. But the music business moves fast. It forgets very quickly and no one can blame the Strokes for trying to move with the times, Continue reading The Strokes: Past, Present or Future? We’re not sure either
In a month where Father John Misty was credited as a contributing songwriter on Beyoncé’s LEMONADE, wrote his own lyrics to the House of Cards theme tune and shared a demo of a track championing the Toyota Prius, Continue reading Father John Misty gets Philosophical on New Track ‘Real Love Baby’
For many, the indie pop/rock band Foster The People may not stick in the memory, but their 2011 festival favourite ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ will. A drifting indie pop gem with a dark underbelly Continue reading Blow Out the Candles, Torches Turns Five!
‘You never know what will happen in the preparation phase. Maybe some of these decisions will be made for me,’ says Roy Hodgson, weighing up the possibilities in the race for selection. For once Roy might be right.
Continue reading The Less Than Magnificent Seven: The Players who could face the Chop from England’s Euro 2016 Squad
Josh Tillman has undergone a transformation of epic proportions from his days as a mawkish, slightly-less hirsute singer songwriter to now, reincarnated in his hedonistic alter ego Father John Misty. As he reveals on ‘Everyman Needs A Companion’, tonight’s opening song, Continue reading Father John Misty Live @ Southampton Guildhall: A Volatile Cocktail of Comedy, Country and Adulterated Energy
The album cover was created by Sir Quentin Blake, the artist famous for illustrating the novels of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. There’s a horribly twisted tree, with a naked woman caught in the grasp of its branches. A pallet of mushy-pea green, Continue reading James Blake’s Masterful Sonic Balladry Expands the Universe with only a Pallet of Greens, Browns and Greys
You already know DNCE; their syrupy euphemism ‘Cake By The Ocean’ has already clocked up 94 million hits on YouTube and charted well across the globe. You’ll know their lead singer even better; Continue reading Commotion By The Ocean: DNCE’s SWAAY is a Slick, Sugary Blast from the Past