Signal – Automatic

Signal – Automatic

Bend the knee. Bow your head. Give thanks. The best album of 2019 has arrived. After the thrills, spills and dizzy delights of "Calling It", "Too Much Money" and"Mind Your Own Business" earlier this year the Holy Trinity of electro-pop/art who are, collectively, Automatic now present their debut long player and, to be blunt with [...]

Strange One

Strange One

This is the sound of youth. Frantic. Frenetic. Furious. Frenzied. Fast. Flirtatious. Fabulous. I know. You are just like me and your youth was rarely, if ever, any of those things...at least not for any extended period of time.  In truth my own adolescence was a messy blend of acne, angst, anxiety and self-loathing.  These [...]

Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey

Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey

Norman Rockwell. An artist who was, in his lifetime, dismissed by "serious" critics. His willingness to produce work for the mass market, including for the likes of Coca-Cola saw him treated with a barely concealed contempt by the people who matter...or who like to tell others how much they matter. Kenneth Williams once shared a [...]