Deft, sophisticated and yet also strangely ominous, Riders On The Storm is unquestionably one of the best Doors songs of all time. The final track the band recorded with Jim Morrison, it closed out their sublime LA Woman album and also rose to No.14 on the US Billboard singles chart in the period immediately following Morrison’s death – becoming the singer’s suitably haunting swansong more by accident than design.
Over the last 30 years, Beth Orton has resisted easy categorization, writing rich, sensitive songs that match her acoustic affinities and world-weary voice with bubbling electronic textures. This resistance has always been a confident feature of her music.
Weather Alive is Orton’s first album in six years, following 2016’s Kidsticks. She issued the latter shortly after returning to England from Los Angeles, where she’d lived for a harried two year. She thought she was through with the music industry for good, until she bought a charming old piano at London’s Camden Market. Its resonant tone beckoned her to write again, chasing nothing but her own satisfaction.
This has been a five-years-period in which the band has been active enlarging and updating their myth with a powerful live performance and perpetuating one of the most solid and exciting careers of the British bands. Those bands that were born and created a generation (beyond the manic label of Brit Pop) which marked one of the most glorious ages of world music, especially with the publication of their first self-titled album back in 1993.
Brett Anderson and the rest of the band have been able to demonstrate that a band can stay on top releasing new excellent songs such as She stil leads on me from his brand new album ‘Autofiction.’
Ahead of a handful of US headline shows later this month, Jamie xx has shared a brand new track.
‘KILL DEM’ was premiered as BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record In The World earlier this evening, and was inspired by Notting Hill Carnival.
The track follows on from his most recent offering ‘Let’s Do It Again’, which was shared back in April, and doubled as his first new material in over two years.
Death Cab for Cutie, American indie rock group that helped define the emo genre of music in the early 2000s. Death Cab For Cutie have revealed that their 10th studio album is complete, The Washington indie group released their latest studio record, Thank You For Today, back in 2018. A five-track collection of covers titled The Georgia EP was released in 2020. Death Cab for Cutie have released their new album Asphalt Meadows,
Following the release of their album ‘Never Let Me Go’ earlier this year, Placebo are now sharing their cover of Tears For Fears’ 80s classic ‘Shout’.
The latest addition to their 80s covers, Placebo have previously covered artists such as Sinead O’Connor (‘Jackie’), The Smiths (‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’), Pixies (‘Where Is My Mind?’) and Kate Bush (‘Running Up That Hill’).
Gilla Band – the Irish noiseniks which formerly went under the name Girl Band, of course – have shared another taste of upcoming album ‘Most Normal’.
Whilst Dublin 4 piece Gilla Band’s cataclysmic sound avoids consignment to any singular genre, it’s thrusting noise-rock guitars, heavy techno drum beats and wailing vocals paired with frontman Dara Kiely’s witty.