WALK THE MOON is Pressing Restart With New Introspective Album

For fans who first became familiar with Walk The Moon in 2015 when their Talking is Hard single “Shut up and Dance” was at its peak popularity, their unexpected hiatus, announced in April 2016, may have seemed quite abrupt. They were beginning to attract a whole new fan base and ended up cancelling a tour in the midst of a wave of success.

But for the fans that have been following the band since “Anna Sun” and their self-titled 2012 album, their absence left a hollow feeling and some haunting questions: Would Walk The Moon come back? And how will the break have changed them? Continue reading “WALK THE MOON is Pressing Restart With New Introspective Album”

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Wolf Alice’s Funky ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ Continues to Confound

Have I mentioned that it is impossible to put Wolf Alice in a box? Oh yes… yes, I have. The North London foursome have relentlessly proven my point with each single from their upcoming album, Visions of a Life, due out Sept. 29. Exhibit C: they’re newest track, “Beautifully Unconventional.” Continue reading “Wolf Alice’s Funky ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ Continues to Confound”

Wolf Alice Smoothes Out Rough Edges with ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’

Upon the conclusion of their U.S. tour, going into their small venue U.K. tour, Wolf Alice is getting intimate in more than just their concert gigs. The four-piece recently released the amorous music video for their most unabashed love song, “Don’t Delete the Kisses.” Continue reading “Wolf Alice Smoothes Out Rough Edges with ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’”

Concert Review: Balance and Composure’s Conflicting New Direction Translates Live

Balance and Composure has always been one of those bands that has been on my radar, although never the subject of my sole attention. I had been reading several reviews about their newest album and how divisive it was, so when I was offered the opportunity to do a live review for The Poly Post, I couldn’t turn it down.

Balance and Composure played to a sometimes raucous, sometimes subdued crowd at The Glass House in Pomona on Wednesday in support of their third album, “Light We Made.”

The band’s departure from their punk/post-hardcore roots, trading in distorted guitars for more polished vocals, has created a divide in their sound and their fan base.

Members of the audience were a mix of angsty and indie rockers distinctive of Balance and Composure’s old and new phases, which made for a volatile blend. Continue reading “Concert Review: Balance and Composure’s Conflicting New Direction Translates Live”

Wolf Alice Instigates Grunge Revival from Across the Pond

The returning trends of Doc Martens, choker necklaces, oversized flannels and crop tops have us wondering what decade it is — but fashion isn’t the only area that ’90s grunge is making a comeback.

Grunge is experiencing a resurgence in music as well, but not in the way you might think. For a male-dominated genre known as the “Seattle Sound,” you wouldn’t expect a female-fronted British band to take on grunge’s revival. Enter Wolf Alice.

Continue reading “Wolf Alice Instigates Grunge Revival from Across the Pond”