Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 08:15 on 01 Sep 2014
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 13:38 on 27 Aug 2014
That's right, Interpol's fifth album El Pintor is streaming over at NPR right now. Enjoy, you miserable little miscreants. I know I will.
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 15:49 on 26 Aug 2014
The same people who describe anything as the 'saviour of guitar music' are the same narrow minded scum-bags that wince anytime they hear a Polish accent in a lift and believe that maybe there should be a separate island from our own where all convicts are sent to fight each other to the death.
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 12:58 on 21 Aug 2014
Hopefully you won't have heard of any of these artists before... unless you are in fact Japanese, in which case you should find something else to read. If this miraculously doesn't come across as offensive, it will almost certainly be factually wayward.
The following artists represent the most gob-smacking, eye-wateringly insane and undeniably brilliant music I could find in my time in Japan. Some of these songs turned my tiny world upside down and I hope it reveals a little something about popular Japanese music today.
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 20:36 on 19 Aug 2014
This is the first of a series of reports from Tokyo covering the eye-poppingly wonderful and confusing world of Japanese pop music. Here I venture into a couple of record stores and become somewhat distracted by an idol magazine.
You know, for research.
Posted by Matt Owen at 16:43 on 15 Aug 2014
Anyway, I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about my favourite band ever: Iron Maiden.
Sure sure, they aren’t cool, but they are the best band. The only people who don’t like them are just saying that to get attention. Anyway, plenty has been written about Metal’s greatest ambassadors in the past, so I thought I’d take time to uncover a few lesser-known facts about the group. Let's rock!
Posted by Matt Owen at 15:35 on 14 Aug 2014
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this, as frankly, all those types of music absolutely rule, but it’s still nice to come across a group like Purple Hill Witch who fly the flag for traditional, swooping, cackling, doom in all it’s completely insane glory...
Posted by Lee Bennett at 16:37 on 13 Aug 2014
Posted by Matt Owen at 09:34 on 12 Aug 2014
If your nickname at school hadn’t been "awkward dork", you’d be a frontman, blowing the clothes off the nearest member of the opposite sex with your tight leather pants and matching lungs.
If you could handle 6 strings without your fingers falling off you’d be a guitar hero, super talented and super sexy.
The bass is where the boring member goes, eschewing even the primal rage of the drummer for a life of A-pedal anonymity.
Posted by The Ape at 16:49 on 11 Aug 2014
The last time I listened to Alias he was making pleasant, pastoral head nodders. This time round he's clearly after a change of tack.