Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Laufey: Everything I Know About Love

Icelandic wonder Laufey has just dropped her first album and it is loungey jazz wonder of epic proportions. Everything I Know About Love makes me feel like I'm in a Kennedy Era Cool club in NYC drinking a Vesper and letting the beautiful sounds of Laufey's voice cascade over me like soothing icicles. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Embrace: How To Be A Person Like Other People (Album of The Week)

The soul lifting sounds of the Bailiff Bridge lads known as Embrace have been my soundtrack for the last couple of weeks with their new record, How To Be A Person Like Other People. Their usual stadium sing a long style is present along with some fantastic pop numbers. And, is as always the case with them, they deeply explore the human condition in a magnificent way!

Here is one of my faves...

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hot Chip: Freakout/Release

London synth pop dance kings Hot Chip are back with Freakout/Release, another amazing foray into late night club sweat and grooves. There are also some solid pop tracks on this record that remind me of late 70s AM radio.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

James: Born of Frustration (Autumn Music Series)

It's that time of the year favorite season...FALL! And that means the Autumn Music Series is back. Time to find that special someone and curl up by the fire or take a walk in about to be very crunchy leaves and listen to some fantastic autumnal music. 

First up is a classic track from 1991 from Manchester's own James. "Born of Frustration" has the essential echo-y guitar and haunting lyrics that must be present in a fall tune. It's quite powerful!

As always, click the tag below for the perfect playlist. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Key: Gasoline-The 2Nd Album (Album of the Week)

Key from K-Pop sensation Shinee, has just released his sophomore effort and it's one of my favorites in the genre. Gasoline-The 2Nd Album is filled with bangers and crowd pleasers. It's just solid pop music. Key does an amazing job of mixing up rhythms and styles. The cinematic hooks are completely wonderful. 

Here is my favorite track on the record...

 I'm a novice to K-Pop and am really enjoying diving deeper and deeper into this amazing style of music.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Kikagaku Moyo: Kumoyo Island

The pride of Tokyo, Kikagaku Moyo, has released yet another amazing exploration of psychedelic pop. Kumoyo Island is their finest record yet. Kick back and let your mind palace open with these eleven transplendent tracks. 

Here is the opening track...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The Chats: Get Fucked

Raw and powerful. Those are two words I would use to characterize Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia wonders The Chats. Their sophomore effort, Get Fucked, turns it up to eleven. It's as if a band formed from the world of a Mad Max film. Thank god!

Here is the album opener...

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Zara Larsson: Poster Girl

Sometimes I'm just a sucker for good pop. Zara Larsson's latest album, Poster Girl, fits the bill perfectly. The Stockholm native is a spiritual sister to Saint Etienne with her own flavors added in for extra zest! You just can't stop Poster Girl in the middle. You have to go all the way through The whole record is start-to-finish amazing! 

Here is one of my faves...

Monday, September 12, 2022

Muse: Will of the People (Album of the Week)

The titans of Teignmouth, Devon are back and proving once again why they are the kings of Glam Rock. Will of the People by Muse is a "back to what we do best" record with all the drive and energy of their first four records. Headbangers and electronic thrusts of sheer power!

Here is one of my faves...


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Sylvan Esso: No Rules Sandy

I guess we'll make this weekend an electronic music thing with a peek at Sylvan Esso's latest record called No Rules Sandy. It's a lot of really cool short tracks that are not only catchy but also could be a soundtrack to a cyberpunk movie set in a place with a village green. Dare I say that some of it sounds almost autumnal.

Check it out...

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Hudson Mohawke: Cry Sugar

Some classify Glasgow's Hudson Mohawke as "electronic music" but he's quite a lot more than that. He continually pushes the boundaries of the genre into pop, soul, and even an 80s vibe. His latest is called Cry Sugar and it is magnificent.

Here is one of my faves.

Monday, September 5, 2022

Jamie T: The Theory of Whatever (Album of the Week)

It's always a fine week when the pride of South London releases a new record. Jamie T is back with The Theory of Whatever, another amazing exploration in the world of pop music. He's pushing the boundaries of the genre once again with rap-infused bangers and a decidedly chill-out vibe.

Here is the opening track...

Friday, September 2, 2022

Domi and Jd Beck: Not Tight

Sometimes I'm in the mood for weird electronic music that reminds me of a 70's lounge combined with a cyberpunk fever dream. Thankfully, Domi and Jd Beck can deliver this exact style to me with their amazing music. Their latest is called Not Tight and it has many tracks.

Here is one of the best...

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Kasabian: The Alchemist's Euphoria

Leicester's own Kasabian are back with an absolute corker of a record that pulses like a sun going supernova. The Alchemist's Euphoria moves and grooves in all the best ways. It's hard to believe that this Brit Rock outfit has made seven records already! 

Here is one of my faves from the album...