‘Valentino’, the opening track of A New International’s debut Come To The Fabulon is all swirling strings, twanging guitars and latinate rhythms.
You know how it is – you wait four years for an album by The Phantom Band
Debut single from duo Deux Furieuses ‘Can We Talk About This?’ starts out all swampy drums and voodoo percussion.
Since they took the long road south, output from the (former) Edinburgh troupe may have been sporadic, but it’s certainly been interesting.
Cliche thought it may be, the difficult second album doesn’t really come any more difficult than the sophomore offering from The Teardrop Explodes.
There were two periods in Julian Cope’s career when he bothered the pages of Smash Hits.
5-piece (possibly 6 now) White Heath, would rather you didn’t concentrate too much on their non-standard line-up. They claim it’s down more to necessity (i.e. that’s what the could play) than any kind of arch design.
Cameroonian Muntu Valdo does that thing where you take a Enterprise-scale board of effects and use them to make your-solo-self sound like a full band. And, as with every time you’ve seen this done, the effects can be varied. The opening acapella number where he builds himself into a full choir is astounding. The first […]
Another communication breakdown on my part means I’m possibly filing the latest review of The Phantom Band’s new album The Wants. Surely, there’s some cache in being the last as opposed to rushing to be first? Seriously, I’ve been busting to rave about this. I’m sure I lost followers on Twitter as a result of […]
Septet Be A Familiar finally deliver their debut album. And, all we can say is that To The Lighthouse has definitely been worth the wait. Definitely the most air-punchingly exhilarating albums for quite some time. The whole thing is driven with an energy and rush from start to finish. Make no mistake, this is probably […]