Fugitive Air is the latest single from of Montreal’s upcoming album Lousy With Sylvianbriar. This single is highly reminiscent of The Beatles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, which is hopefully a preview for the style of the rest of the album. The classic rock ‘n roll feel makes for a refreshing and relaxing listen. The album is […]
The Frogs were a band formed in 1980 by brothers Jimmy and Dennis Flemion who wrote catchy pop tunes about race, religion, and homoeroticism. My favorite album, It’s Only Right And Natural, was released on Homestead records in 1989 and was extremely controversial because of the subject matter. The band was championed by Kurt Cobain, […]
Rice Cultivation Society is a band based around songs that I write, with the intention of getting the listener to looks inside themselves and at the strangeness and wonderfulness of life. The subjects of the songs are usually my flights of fancy; being shot into the sun, the lives of ocean creatures, watching circuses on […]
Skeletons are not created in death, they are merely exposed. Skeletons in the Piano are pioneers in the growing psychedelic grunge movement, championing Elijah Hargrave’s heavy, haunting vocals and blistering, yet beautiful riffs. It’s recommended you check them out if you listen to Queens of the Stone Age, Doors or Soundgarden.
We all love a peek behind the curtain of rock and roll. What really goes on behind the scenes? Photographer Matthias Willi and journalist Oliver Joliat have put a book together showing us what our favourite musos look like backstage, seconds after playing. They’ve captured honest moments, a bit of humour and what rock and roll’s really about: blood, sweat and music.
I heard about Hubble, Ben Greenberg (ex member of Z’s), through friends, and was always curious but somehow never caught him live. I was finally lucky enough to witness Hubble in the flesh a few weeks back at the very unfortunate closing of Zebulon, one of my favorite clubs. I was mesmerized by Greenberg’s set. […]
In 2007, the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for a one off performance, joined on drums by the original drummer’s son – a young boy at the time of his father’s death, which ended the band in 1980. Recently released as Celebration Day, this document captures of rock ‘n’ roll at it’s finest. […]
This Cambridgeshire band are attracting attention of late, and rightly so. From the gut vocals, with an eerie intensity, push through wave after wave of melodic guitar riffs. This is an honest rock band making the music they want to make that will defy any snobbery you may hold against a genre of music which […]
The Tielman Brothers were an amazing early rock n roll band who pioneered a style of music called ‘Indorock’ – big in Holland and Germany in the early 60’s and made by displaced Dutch-Indonesian kids. Lead guitarist Andy Tielman played like Hendrix, Dick Dale and Scotty Moore before those guys existed. He passed away in […]
I caught this band by accident when I stumbled into the Crossroads Tent late one night at Secret Garden Party this year. I was blown away – not my usual cuppa tea but they were everything you want in a live performance. Pure, undiluted old-style rock n’roll but turned up to 11. Frenzied, fast and […]
I was really attracted to Rose Eken’s sculptures at Art Copenhagen Art Fair. Eken (re)constructs scenarios borrowed from rock music and culture. But rather than creating faithful copies, her works play with scale and proportions to distort reality with tiny cardboard models or glazed ceramic. They are clearly handmade, a combination of meticulous craftsmanship with a amateurish DIY style. But that is their beauty: portraying the rebellious rock culture so zealously and with such atypical materials.
Mac Demarco sings in this deep, breathy voice that sounds like he pulls words from the bottom of his throat. And he coos with such enthusiasm about ladies in hot pants and nightclubs. The man sounds goddamn sleazy. There’s obviously a kind of persona being fostered here; his album Rock and Roll Night Club is […]
Wallpaper is back! And I used a ton of it in my new Rock Series of paintings. In all of my work, I try to explore the juxtaposition of something innocent meeting something more subversive because to me it’s an exploration of growing up, and the human experience. In this series, I used kids wallpaper to showcase a history of Hard Rock, while maintaining my own visual style and sensibility.
The best new music I’ve heard recently is coming out of the East Coast. The band Full On is fronted by Shana Falana, who has been part of the music scene for the past decade, with a voice that is both gorgeous and tough. She’ll grab you and pull you in. Rawk on!