Matthew Cooper

I try to write knowledgeable things about music. Everything else I get quite annoyed about. Arsenal fan. Terrible swimmer.

Phantogram: New Album and UK tour

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.

Jamie Woon Interview – Working At Your Own Pace

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.

Music: Jamie Woon – Making Time

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.

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Music: Dr Dre – Compton

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.

Moon Duo – Shadow of the Sun

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.

Music: Petite Noir – The King of Anxiety EP

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.

Review: Top Eleven 2015 (iOS)

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.

New Music: January 2015

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…