If there was anything that could have brought me back from the dead at this point, it was this gift from Shame. As you count your blessings this holiday season, make sure to leave a spot for the South London band’s cover of “Feliz Navidad.” Continue reading “Shame Revive Christmas with ‘Feliz Navidad’ Cover”
“…I felt it was important for the audience to hear ‘Take your hands off of her’ mid set.”
– Theo Polyzoides
Maybe you’re oblivious to it. Maybe you feel it’s none of your business. Maybe you just brush it off as the result of people being shoved around. Maybe you can’t bring yourself to confront it when you see it. Regardless, the unsolicited grabbing and groping of women who brave concert pits happens all too often.
King Nun have checked “none of the above” on reasons to ignore assault at concerts. Instead, they are actively calling it out in their new single “Greasy Hotel.” Continue reading “‘Greasy Hotel’ Sees King Nun Take a Stand Against Assault | Song Review”
When I first heard “Do It Again” back in late May, I immediately felt that No Rome had found his home at Dirty Hit Records. He was already good on his own, but with the support and direction at Dirty Hit, he has reached his peak element. Continue reading “No Rome Releases ‘Do It Again’ Music Video Ahead of Debut EP RIP Indo Hisashi”
If we thought “Chinese Medicine” was King Nun’s statement of intent to create more polished and melodic music going forward, “Heavenly She Comes” arrived to prove us dead wrong. Continue reading “King Nun ‘Heavenly She Comes’ Thrashing Onto the Scene | Song Review”
The 1975 just released the third addition to their forthcoming album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, and unlike the first two installments, “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” doesn’t require much deciphering. There are no thick layers of meaning to unpack, just thick layers of auto-tune. Continue reading “‘TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME’ is the Unapologetic Pop Song The 1975 Always Admired | Song Review”
Despite being named part of DIY Magazine’s “Class of 2018”, King Nun have been silent on releases throughout the majority of the year. But in a fortuitous turn of events, the four Londoners emerged on this otherwise unlucky Friday the 13th to heal our misfortunes with a bit of “Chinese Medicine.” Continue reading “King Nun Announce Debut EP With ‘Chinese Medicine’”
Well darlings, the much anticipated June 1 has come and gone without a new album from The 1975. To be honest, I felt it was a reach to assume the first signs of life from the Manchester quartet would be as daring as an entire album — but that doesn’t mean they didn’t make a bold comeback.
Continue reading “The 1975’s ‘Give Yourself A Try’ Introduces the Music For Cars Era”
Ryan Scott Graham’s solo project Speak Low If You Speak Love revealed a softer side to the bass player of the more aggressive pop-punk outfit State Champs with his debut album, Everything But What You Need, being grounded in a simpler acoustic sound. Now Graham has released a second album to expand on his solo repertoire. If Speak Low’s debut album revealed his softer side, his sophomore album, Nearsighted, shows off his musical maturation.
Continue reading “Album Review | Speak Low If You Speak Love’s ‘Nearsighted’ Speaks Introspective Volumes”
In late 2016, Bryan Sammis announced he would be putting his solo project Olivver the Kid (also stylized ØV) to rest “maybe forever. maybe for a long time. maybe a short time.” Now, a short (or long) year later, ØV has returned with new single “Bitter.” Continue reading “Olivver the Kid Makes a ‘Bitter’ Comeback”
Obsession has the power to turn even the most level-headed, sane person into a slightly psychotic creep. And if you’ve never experienced that level of obsession, I’m not sure you’ve truly lived.
With the release of “My Obsession,” we see Pale Waves fully embrace a break from sanity with the full length of their straight jacket sleeves. The video features frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie in brief vignettes with her unidentified obsession — that is until the climactic chorus. Continue reading “Pale Waves’ ‘My Obsession’ is Vulnerably Voyeuristic | Song Review”