Crystal Castles go disco (mutated to CC standards but still disco) on “Sad Eyes”, the third track taken from their third album (III). The clip for “Sad Eyes” features live footage of the band performing mixed with shots of Alice Glass lip-syncing along and other randomness. The melodic synth lines of the track screams ABBA (no, seriously), and is another departure from the screaming and soundsystem destroying sonic meltdowns that Crystal Castles are notable for. Having just caught the band on tour in Australia last week, they were on their usual deafening form, working the writhing masses into a frenzy. Life’s got to be a gas in that band, I tell you.
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It’s hard to think of the alterna-rock landscape without The Dandy Warhols in it. They were the stoner Spacemen 3 of the 90′s/00′s — taking drugs to make music to take drugs to. Sure that gets old after a while and so did our favourite Portland four-some, but having returned with The Machine, their best album in a decade, all bets are back ON. Co-written with Bauhaus/Love and Rockets legend David J, “Autumn Carnival” is the Dandy’s trimming back the fancy fat as they float along on a subdued doing-our-thing psyche-rock vibe. Over lightning-like stabs of guitar, disembodied backing vocals, “Autumn Carnival” is the Dandy Warhols thumbing a ride back to their shoegaze roots. Currently playing shows in Australia, the band will be heading back out again on a European tour throughout November/December with the first stop being Heaven in London on November 22.
It’s hard to think of the alterna-rock landscape without The Dandy Warhols in it. They were the stoner Spacemen 3 of the 90′s/00′s — taking drugs to make music to take drugs to. Sure that gets old after a while and so did our favourite Portland four-some, but having returned with The Machine, their best [...]
With its place secured as one of our favourite singles released in 2012, we’re only pleased to see that London/Brighton dream-pop quartet Fear Of Men have finally got around to making a video for it. Filmed in a church, the black and white clip for “Mosaic” has an arty French auteur feel about it, with [...]
Never has a name been so purposely utilised, like a badge of pride that has grown beyond its deferential snub. HTRK, or Hate Rock, have been pressing their minimalist and emotionless presence into our lives since 2003. Their music a disconnected soundtrack to electronic dreams, and not the kind you’d want to share. During a [...]
With an extensive European tour beginning in the UK next week, Wild Nothing have unveiled a video for new single “Paradise” starring Michelle Williams. The Three-time Academy Award nominee was brought onboard by director Matthew Amato who explains: “I loved Wild Nothing the moment I heard Gemini and I jumped at the opportunity to make [...]
Listen to those strings howl, the blues riffs unburdened then kicking and screaming, leaving such a satisfying boot-print on both sides of a piece of vinyl that an argument begins about which side is better, which side are you on? The video above tells only half the story, all of which isn’t true, only an act to accompany a song. South London three-piece Drop Out Venus have been around for a year maybe, counting a name change, releasing a couple of piano-courting, jazz-riffing, Cat Power-channeling cassettes and the odd online track (“Love In Vein”) that run the gamut of styles and emotions (their own take “three rocked and rolled kids playing junk jazz”, like listening to a band electrified with ideas and possibilities.
Before the dust has settled on their frazzled blues-rock stomp “Gonna Make My Own Money”, Lindsey and Julie of Deap Vally are back with… another frazzled blues-rock stomp. “End Of The World” is basically where the girls left off on “Money”. Now they got the cash, so let’s just kick it until the end of [...]
Kinda getting the “Coming Down” vibe off this one (and Boys Next Door’s “Shivers” for that matter), which may have something to do with half of the tracks from the latest Dum Dum Girls EP End Of Daze being off-cuts from their last album mixed with 2 new tracks and a Strawberry Switchblade cover. Dum Dum Girls [...]
Looking like she just rolled out of Mad Max III, bleach-blonde and all dressed in black Chan Marshall aka Cat Power is hanging out in the desert waiting on a friend at in the new video for “Cherokee,” taken from her latest album, Sun (Matador). Then all choreographed hell breaks loose as weird zombie types [...]