The Eaten by Bears track ‘Simple As Hell’ is ridiculously catchy and what song isn’t made better by bongos? They also have a great name. Fortunately, they haven’t yet been eaten. By bears. Catchy tunes with a math rock edge. You can stream their first album free on their bandcamp. For fans of Foals.
I have liked Girls Names for some time now. They were great at the recent London show and the venue was pretty packed. The have a black and white sound with hints of colour, a metronomic beat with a touch of Hank Marvin that should leave you starvin’ for more. If you’re a fan of […]
Conor Harrington brings a touch of class to the mire of the over-populated homogenised world of street art. Harrington usually paints distorted inky figures in clothes from the 1800s, which I think he bases on photographs he has set up in a studio. What I am also impressed by is the scale of his public […]
Joyland’s track Whitebait is pretty sweet. Haunting, hypnotic and atmospheric, with a vocal reminiscent of Frank Black. There’s a nice video to go along with it, too, directed by Tom Skipp.
This is a retro homemade sound. If you’re suffering from an overdose of X-Factor radio, I advise two helpings of Sea Pinks to relieve symptoms of cover songs and auto-tune. These two tracks, Japanese Knotweed (above) and Fountain Tessarae (below), got me into Sea Pinks, but the man behind the magic, Neil Brogan, is a […]
Jeff Leopard is my new song for the week, but I’m loving the whole album. I’ve been waiting on it since I heard them a few months back. The video by Jonny Sanders is also great. If you like Holy Fuck, Battles, and LITE, you should like Gallops.
Most podcasts, documentaries, books, films, and images I’m interested these days tend to focus on space travel: leaving our Earth to populate other planets or the end of our world as we know it. It’s fun to remix the innocent 1950s ideals of family and the home with such disasters – man-made or not.
Directed by Lisa Barros D’as and Glenn Leyburn.Good Vibrations is a film based in Belfast at the height of the troubles. You could call it a kind of a love story between Terri Hooley, ex-hippie and record store owner, and music itself, Specifically punk. It’s one of the few films, if not the first I […]
I’m not sure which I like more: Strain’s hand-drawn type or the illustrations, but together it’s a tasty mix. If you like the classic characters of cinema done with style, and by hand, you should appreciate these.
I saw these guys a few weeks ago in Dalston, even though I’d never heard of them before. And there they were, with the crowd going absolutely mental, like they were at an old skool rave. I’m now a fan. All my Children is a great track: a little bit Prodigy; a little bit Animal […]
The best way I can describe Max Hattler is as a multi-media artist and motion design artist. Generally he focuses on rhythm, sounds and geometry and it’s usually funny for some reason. The installation pieces are hypnotically impressive.
Jeff Leopard is my new song for the week, but I’m loving the whole album. I’ve been waiting on it since I heard them a few months back. The video by Jonny Sanders is also great. If you like Holy Fuck, Battles, LITE, you should love Gallops.