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The Weeknd Channels New Obsessions on the Raging ‘False Alarm’

Another week and another snippet of The Weeknd’s upcoming album Starboy has surfaced on iTunes and Spotify. ‘False Alarm’ follows on quickly from title track ‘Starboy’- this time minus Continue reading The Weeknd Channels New Obsessions on the Raging ‘False Alarm’

Devendra Banhart’s Ape In Pink Marble: Safety in Solitude

ape-in-pink-marbleDevendra Banhart has been stretching the corners of folk music with his self-styled freakish disposition for nine albums now- including his latest, the abstractly-titled Ape In Pink Marble. Banhart’s upbringing is nomadic Continue reading Devendra Banhart’s Ape In Pink Marble: Safety in Solitude

Frank Ocean Returns with ‘Nikes’

After a tortuous, unnecessarily long wait, we have some new Frank Ocean music. The release of ‘visual album’ Endless got tongues wagging, but it was new single ‘Nikes’ that has truly set the internet alight. The track is his first since

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The Vending Machine: Daffodils – Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker

‘Daffodils’ is an odd combination of lyricism, production and instrumentation. For Mark Ronson, a pop auteur normally operating in more funk-driven circles, ‘Daffodils’ steps bravely away from the usual algorithm Continue reading The Vending Machine: Daffodils – Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker

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: waves (Tame Impala Remix) – Miguel

Have a listen to Currents and the autonomous production of its MVP Kevin Parker and you’ll quickly realise that Parker has the chops for stunning production alongside his frontman duties for psych rock wizards Tame Impala Continue reading The Vending Machine: waves (Tame Impala Remix) – Miguel

The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 1)

I completed this interview with Beatdom editor David S. Wills earlier in the year to help inform an article I wrote about the legacy of Jack Kerouac in the 21st Century with a sense of the academic. Unfortunately I couldn’t feature Wills’ quotations in the article due to the Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 1)

The Vending Machine: Past Lives – BØRNS

We’ve recently been bombarded with breathtaking visuals in the recent ‘Shot On iPhone’ series of Apple commercials. The advert featuring an arresting image of dispersing clouds against the background of a light blue sky, Continue reading The Vending Machine: Past Lives – BØRNS

The Vending Machine: Vice – Lisbon

Rattling the Vendor airwaves this week is new single ‘Vice’ from Newcastle indie rockers Lisbon. A delectable exploration of decadence and debauchery, ‘Vice’ acts as a means of escapism. Continue reading The Vending Machine: Vice – Lisbon