The fact that Arcade Fire’s momentous new single ‘Everything Now’ sounds like ABBA (‘Dancing Queen’ in particular) is by no means a coincidence. The Swedish pop maestros were Continue reading Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’ is ABBA-Inspired, 2017-Appropriate Wokeness
2016 was a peculiar year for a number reasons- and that statement stretches beyond music. It was a year powered by the meme’s keyboard-driven satire and one that is synonymous with political movement of both a poignant and extreme nature. Even though it had its full-length highlights, 2016 was an overall disappointment for the album. But in terms of memorable and arresting singles, 2016 was generous. Here’s the first instalment of Vendor’s list of 2016’s 100 tracks of the year. Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 50-46
Excitement swelled last month as the xx shared a joint playlist of all the music they’ve been listening to whilst in the studio working on their third album. The playlist was an eclectic mix of both Continue reading Could this Untitled, Non-Credited Interlude be the First Teaser from the xx’s Third Album?
The Mercury Prize is a list bustling with the odd and eclectic and can often be a launch pad for lesser known acts attempting to traverse the steep incline to pop stardom. Last year was undeniably supportive of that notion Continue reading Mercury Prize 2016: Little Room for Unknown Acts as Bowie, Radiohead and The 1975 Gain Nods