In 2017, Australian psychedelic prog-rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard added the award for ‘hardest working band in the world’ to their ‘best band name’ award by releasing FIVE studio albums. The most impressive part about this was that they all contained different themes, concepts and sounds; something bands struggle to do over the course of decades let alone 12 months. But what’s the best of the five? Well, in celebration of their latest album Fishing For Fishies, I’ve decided to rank their 2017 efforts here. Continue reading “Ranking King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s 2017 Albums”
It’s been a long, four year wait, but Foals have finally woken from their slumber. As one of the last few surviving 00’s indie bands, this record could’ve catapulted Foals back to the forefront of British music – or seen them sink into irrelevancy. Following the enormous What Went Down is no small task, and with the departure of bassist Walter Gervers, it was debated whether Foals had already peaked – but the release of this record has put those doubts firmly back to bed. Continue reading “Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1: Album Review”
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”
Thom Yorke. Radiohead frontman, multi-instrumentalist, film score wizard, general bonafide British rock legend. He is the man coined with defeating Britpop and inspiring a new generation of uncertainty but finding strength in the form of artistic panache. He is without doubt a perfect fit for our next instalment of The Greatest of All Time. Continue reading “The Greatest of All Time: Episode 2 – Thom Yorke”