Guitar music is something that has seen adoration for generations, with new waves of acts endlessly spilling through the door over the years. The 60s saw The Beatles and The Rolling Stones dominate, the 70s was the time of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, in the 80s it was The Smiths and The Cure, the 90s was Britpop heaven for Oasis and Blur, while the 00s saw an indie rock revolution in the form of The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. One thing these eras all have in common is that they had chief flag bearers to be proud of, bands that defined the sound of their time. So what about now? Continue reading “Guitar music: Don’t be fooled, Rock & Roll is far from dead”
Saturday the 16th of March marked Viberant Promotion’s inaugural event hosted at Disgraceland Baker Street, Middlesbrough. Local bands Swears, Strangeways and Whale Hill all performed; here’s a little summary of what went down.
LCD Soundsystem, the now legendary electronic post-punk project of James Murphy, has become one of the most sought-after and well respected names in 21st century music. His brand of eclectic synthesised production and witty, unapologetic lyrics has granted him cult hero status ever since the LCD inception in 2002. Pretty much everything he has ever done is acclaimed to the moon and back, so picking his best songs is far from easy; but what did we go for? Continue reading “Top 30 LCD Soundsystem Songs”
The word “important” is thrown around so frivolously in recent times, that to use it in relation to this album almost feels like doing it a disservice. But this album is so poignant and necessary that I feel like I need to tell everyone to listen.
We all know by now that Death Grips aren’t for everyone’s taste but with this their sixth studio album they prove once again why they are one of music’s hottest and most intriguing commodities as well as being one of the most important groups in modern hip-hop. Continue reading “Death Grips – Year of the Snitch: Album Review”