It was only a few weeks ago I found out J.P. Donleavy passed away last September. It’s almost as if the Universe had been protecting me from the blow and I’m still very much processing this now. A man whose books reflected back Life to me as I knew it and also dreamed it to be.
Jean Dawson’s debut single “Glacier Gallery” was dropped last week. The track is a huge-sounding wave of compounded influences and experiments. Released via Kutsune Records – the famed French label – you’ll have an idea of the kind of questions the artist asks of himself, and of his audience.
Some of us just have a fondness for cellos, strings, and ethereal vocal tracks. Some of us enjoy leaning our ear against the reverb, and letting the layers of misted poetry come in. Some of us are just suckers for bands who work their big ideas unimpeded by low budgets. The determination is strong with The Duke of Norfolk, and the new track, “Dylan Thomas / Bitter Bitter” weighs it’s elements well.
Say Sue Me have delivered Where We Were Together, the second full length album of their career. The band from Busan, South Korea, grabbed our attention with their self-titled debut – the surfy/indie rock sound promised much, and we all wondered what could possibly come next.
From Yeule, “Pocky Boy” layers air creating a weightless density. Movement is constant and yet it feels effortless. There is a soft sweetness followed by a snap then a longing.
Since January 2013 Bill Drummond has responded to all invitations to be interviewed on televisions by offering a filmed Sixty Second Talk on the requested subject to be discussed. Since January 2018 Bill Drummond has allowed these Sixty Second Talks to be published in sequence – here.
October 2006. Vast multi-coloured skywriting is going off through the expanses of my mind – ‘HOW HAD I NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE????’ I’m listening to the first track on David Devant & His Spirit Wife’s second album, Shiney On The Inside. The song is “Radar” and I’m mightily impressed by not only the stomping intro…
Nicole Schneit is back with her third full length album under the project moniker Air Waves. The album, Warrior, just dropped on Western Vinyl. It’s good art, and you should spend time with it.
Hinds possess their own modern sound, yet, they are still able to recall the past. They have a colorful, endless energy that is fuzzed out as it is vivid.
SOPHIE, the London-based producer who is currently bending pop to her will, has just released a video for “Faceshopping”. This is the third in a sequence of singles which take meandering experiments through the artist’s psyche.