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 [...]

Bad Luck Party – Miss June

Bad Luck Party – Miss June

"Anarchy can only be about a girl" A riot. Not exclusively a teenage riot but, instead, a riot for the age and for all ages. A blistering fusion of noise and melody, of rage and some form of romance, of chaos and beauty. In short "Bad Luck Party" is the stuff that dreams are made [...]

Moon Panda – On the Attack

Moon Panda – On the Attack

Following on from their singles "Gun" and "Rabbit" the breezy, hazy, shimmering, baroque pop practitioners Moon Panda return with a song that cements the notion that the combination of Californian girl Maddy Myers and her throbbing bass lines and highly emotive lyrics alongside Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke might just be the most perfect combination in [...]