Turner and Kane’s Sophomore Effort is all Punch and no Judy

With the gaudy tracksuits, akin to Ben Stiller circa The Royal Tenenbaums, Turner, opting for his slicked back rockabilly hairstyle and Kane, at the opposite end of the spectrum, rocking a buzzcut, the new image seems to have deserted the mop-headed carelessness for something a little more foppish. Continue reading Turner and Kane’s Sophomore Effort is all Punch and no Judy

Euro 2016: Who should England take?

With a much younger, yet still domestically experienced crop of players to choose from, and the catalyst of a convincing win over rivals Germany in a friendly, the hope for England at the European Championships is surely greater than it has been in recent years. Continue reading Euro 2016: Who should England take?

Tame Impala: Their Top 10 Tracks

With their 3rd album, Currents, charting highly across the globe in 2015 and their recent win at the Brit Awards for Best International Group, Tame Impala have certainly cemented themselves as a household act. Continue reading Tame Impala: Their Top 10 Tracks

Kera & The Lesbians: The Tale of an Unhinged, Riotous Frontwoman and her Super-Talented Drummer (Who’s not a Lesbian btw)

Album Review: Kera & The Lesbians – Kera & The Lesbians

The band’s name is ironic, considering lead singer Kera Armendariz is joined by drummer Michael Delaney, who is, unsurprisingly, not a lesbian. The name may seem gimmicky to some, but the band’s messy hybrid of folk, blues and rockabilly is causing quite a stir amongst their fellow LA natives. Continue reading Kera & The Lesbians: The Tale of an Unhinged, Riotous Frontwoman and her Super-Talented Drummer (Who’s not a Lesbian btw)

Single Review: The Knocks feat. POWERS – Classic

‘The best way to successfully traverse the current landscape of the music industry is by releasing music that invokes some kind of emotion in the listener,’ wrote B-Roc and JPatt, better known collectively as The Knocks, in a letter posted on Noisey. Continue reading Single Review: The Knocks feat. POWERS – Classic

Kerouac: Why America’s First King of the Road didn’t want his Crown

‘What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.’

They were words that inspired countless road trips and adventures. Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel On the Road redefined an American Dream that was waiting for every teenager to go out and make their own. Continue reading Kerouac: Why America’s First King of the Road didn’t want his Crown

My Name Is Gilbert

I took the discoloured towel and ran it around the inside of the glass, gazing into the bottom of it. My reflection stared back at me. The indentations of the design had made my face crooked. I listened to the denizens of the bar, sat on their stools, their elbows resting on the counter, as if they were about to pray. Continue reading My Name Is Gilbert

A Review and Explanation of Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Yonkers’

Tyler, The Creator and his band of pranksters Odd Future are certainly maintaining the comic obscenity in rap music that we associate with Eminem. The kind of lyrics that make you grimace initially but later on that evening, Continue reading A Review and Explanation of Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Yonkers’

Is Dreams Proof that Beck could be a Popstar?

A man renowned for navigating the wicked waters of the relentlessly mutating music industry, Beck returns with ‘Dreams‘, his first single since his surprise Album of the Year win at the 2015 Grammy Awards with his 12th album, Morning Phase. Continue reading Is Dreams Proof that Beck could be a Popstar?

Album Review: Mark Ronson – Uptown Special

The music video to Ronson’s standout piece ‘Uptown Funk’ is just as colourful and joyous as the track itself. It’s a throwback to the heyday of funk and groove. Bruno Mars, clad in a light pink blazer, white fedora and a navy bandana, leads a crew of swerving dancers/hype men dressed in oversized electric blue suits and satin bombers. Continue reading Album Review: Mark Ronson – Uptown Special

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