Tag Archives: The Strokes

Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club Review – Pop Throbbing with Newfound Purpose

Even with a now distant past as a jingle writer, pivoting towards poppier fare seemed like a natural progression for Mark Foster of Foster The People. But six years on from their Continue reading Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club Review – Pop Throbbing with Newfound Purpose

Dams of the West: Youngish American Review – A Sonically Sound Debut Marred by Inconsistency

I guess Chris Tomson, whose solo project works under the moniker Dams of the West, was suffering from a minor case of FOMO (fear of missing out) considering what his fellow Vampire Weekend alumni have been up to between records. Chris Baio released his Continue reading Dams of the West: Youngish American Review – A Sonically Sound Debut Marred by Inconsistency

Nick Valensi’s CRX Power Through on ‘Ways To Fake It’

Following the long awaited return of The Strokes earlier this year, lead guitarist Nick Valensi has finally dived head first into his own side project- a water tested frequently by his fellow Strokes. Valensi announced his new band CRX earlier in the summer before Continue reading Nick Valensi’s CRX Power Through on ‘Ways To Fake It’

The Vending Machine: Machu Picchu – The Strokes

Beyond the turbulent guitar lines and Julian Casablancas’ aggressive vocal, there’s something more, something a little sacred. The lyrics are politically charged: ‘Platinum’s on the rise/Playboys in the sky’ mark society’s obsession with wealth, greed and consumerism. Continue reading The Vending Machine: Machu Picchu – The Strokes

The Vaccines: Their 10 Finest Tracks

The Vaccines are a rare beast in the current musical climate. They’re living in the hangover of the roaring noughties- a period in time where indie was the ruler of mainstream music clad in skinny jeans and Vans. Amidst the retreat of indie as pop re-emerged and advanced, The Vaccines found themselves under scrutiny Continue reading The Vaccines: Their 10 Finest Tracks

The Strokes: Past, Present or Future? We’re not sure either

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