US band Phantogram, comprising of Sarah Barthel and Josh carter have had a more interesting summer than most. After hooking up with Outkast’s Big Boi late last year to release an EP as ‘Big Grams’ they have spent the majority of the past few months touring that record.
Sat opposite Jamie Woon it’s hard to avoid the ‘five years is a lifetime in pop music’ cliché. It’s perhaps easy to worry that if you go quiet for nearly half a decade you’ll be forgotten about, but it’s not a worry the 32-year-old has.
Time waits for no man, and in lots of cases, neither does music. It’s been four years since Mirrorwriting, Woon’s debut album was released.
When Dre’s opening line is a statement like “I just bought California!” it becomes instantly apparent that this album is going to do the same thing, bang.
Everything Everything are a band with a lot of talent. They’re also a band who could always write terrific off-kilter pop if they weren’t so busy juggling a multitude of ideas at once.
If you are confused by the album title, listening to the record is unlikely to change that.
Admittedly a fairly uninspiring album title, but what’s inside is much more creative. Sort of. The former duo, made up of Wooden Shjips’ Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada produce a sound that is rooted in early seventies Krautrock culture – a nice throwback, but hardly breaking the mould.
Noir Wave is a thing, or at least it is according to twenty something Yannick Ilunga. And if he’s right, you’d file the likes of Toro Y Moi and Twin Shadow into this category, and of course the music of Petite Noir.
Other Lives are returning with Rituals on Play It Again Sam, out on May 4th.
The 14-song LP will be the band’s third full-length album.
Top Eleven is a bit like owning a pet, there’s reward in it for sure, but without your constant attention things can quickly go a bit pear-shaped. And that’s where the possible problem lies. Playing on iOS you can choose either iPhone or iPad simultaneously, which is helpful yet annoying.
The new record announcements are coming in thick and fast now as William Doyle sets to release his second album under his East India Youth guise.
2015 has come bursting out the blocks with great music, some old, some new, some you’ll recognize, some you might not. In a new…
Chaz Bundick returns to his Toro Y Moi moniker in 2015 to release new album ‘What For?’ The record will be released on April…
Never one to shy away from the weird, in the video for ‘You’re Dead!’ single ‘Coronus The Terminator’ FlyLo re-instates that rule.