With everything she has released, whether it was the retro lusciousness of Born To Die, or the soaring melodramatics of her last LP Honeymoon, there is always an air of the Continue reading Lana Del Rey Explores New Visions of Americana on Latest Single ‘Love’
With her punchy brand of energetic indie-pop , Dagny looks set to be the latest alt-pop iteration fresh out of Scandinavia (Norway to be exact) to breach the mainstream markets. The first offering, 5-track EP Ultraviolet, has captured the backend of summer perfectly Continue reading Dagny’s Ultraviolet: A Robust Collection Of Undeniable Pop Bangers
OneRepublic have managed to traverse the unpredictable landscape of pop music over the last decade since their debut single ‘Apologize’ propelled the band into the upper echelons of pop stardom. Lead singer and primary songwriter Ryan Tedder clearly has the knack Continue reading OneRepublic’s ‘Kids’ is Catchy and Anthemic but not Transcendent
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’
I don’t feel the electricity.
Only the coolness,
The dampness of it all, Continue reading Buzz
Alvvays, (pronounced ‘always’, not ‘all-vays’) may seem like a deliberately divergent typographic, bordering on pretentious, but one- the band name Always is already taken by a long-forgotten, English indie-pop band, and two- the ‘w’ divided into two broken ‘v’s’ Continue reading Listen To This: Alvvays
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)
Solid, gold ringlets
That I could twist around my finger
Tightening like feather boa constrictors.
I’d look closer
And see myself riding
Cyclically romping Continue reading Pin-up
Earlier in the year, I wrote an article discussing Jack Kerouac and Beat culture. The Beats were instrumental in the construction of counterculture and how American society in particular wandered away from normality in its championing of the alternative, of the personal and societal other.
Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with Ace Backwords
Tell me, what is it to explore
When you’re four-feet tall, sat in a DeLorean
Whilst the universe passes you by at a million miles an hour,
Tearing a hole in the galaxy’s soul. Continue reading Curious, Young Astronauts