Glass Animals’ Transition from Summer to Autumn on ‘Youth’

UK indie outfit Glass Animals are on the verge of their second album How To Be A Human Being with a release date scheduled for August 26th. The band returned in May with their wildly energetic lead single ‘Life Itself’ Continue reading Glass Animals’ Transition from Summer to Autumn on ‘Youth’

The Vending Machine: Friends – Francis and the Lights feat. Bon Iver

If Kanye West calls your song his favourite of the year so far, it’s always going to thrust you from the shadows of obscurity and into the lights of blinding prominence. On new single ‘Friends’, Continue reading The Vending Machine: Friends – Francis and the Lights feat. Bon Iver

A Roll of the Dyce? How Big Sam can Succeed in the England Hotseat

Often the biggest hurdle to overcome for the new England manager is the inheritance of a plethora of serious issues plaguing the squad. At this moment in time, England continue their search for a first major trophy in 50 years Continue reading A Roll of the Dyce? How Big Sam can Succeed in the England Hotseat

Foster The People: Top 5

The story of Foster The People lead singer Mark Foster seems to have been ripped straight from a Hollywood film script. Foster struggled to hit the big time, writing commercial jingles just to pay the rent whilst battling drug addiction Continue reading Foster The People: Top 5

The Vending Machine: Seven Point Five – Allah-Las

‘I would love to, have you by my side/But I aint gonna wait for the morning tide,’ sings Miles Michaud on ‘Seven Point Five’. Michaud’s drawl is typical of LA alternative garage Continue reading The Vending Machine: Seven Point Five – Allah-Las

The Avalanches: A Superb Sophomore 16 Years in the Making

It’s difficult to determine what sounds inherently Australian. Do you characterise it with Tame Impala‘s reverberating psychedelic rock? Lorde‘s emergence as an alt-pop princess? Perhaps expatriate disco pioneers the Bee Gees? 16 years on, The Avalanches can’t help but Continue reading The Avalanches: A Superb Sophomore 16 Years in the Making

The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 2)

Part two of my interview with Beatdom editor David S. Wills saw me asking about the more personal side of pursuing the Beat lifestyle. As well as writing extensively about the Beats, Wills has experienced it firsthand and seen much of the world on his travels. The Beat Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 2)

The Vending Machine: Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend

With references to the Dalai Lama and his home of exile in Dharamsala via an ambitious rhyming couplet, and a Lil Jon namecheck, ‘Oxford Comma’ was a confident follow-up to Vampire Weekend‘s zippy debut track ‘A-Punk’. The music video was Continue reading The Vending Machine: Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend

Interview: Diskopunk – ‘Harald crowd surfed on a sitting lawnmower while he was playing some super fast and sweet licks on his chromed bagpipe. The lawn mower also caught on fire eventually.’

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Diskopunk are a charmingly-sweet hybrid of disco and post-punk and the latest band making waves in Sweden, perhaps the most eclectic hotspot for music in the entire world. In a country that has produced ABBA, Zara Larsson and of course the irrefutable

Continue reading Interview: Diskopunk – ‘Harald crowd surfed on a sitting lawnmower while he was playing some super fast and sweet licks on his chromed bagpipe. The lawn mower also caught on fire eventually.’

Daft Punk for Hipsters: Justice Return with ‘Safe and Sound’

You’d be forgiven for not knowing, or possibly forgetting who Justice are if you’re not hot on the heels of the extensive French house/dance scene, spearheaded by its balaclava-wearing poster boys Daft Punk. Signed to the revered Ed Banger Records Continue reading Daft Punk for Hipsters: Justice Return with ‘Safe and Sound’