Category Archives: Music by Bergman

Music by Bergman: Jimmy Eat World

Emerging as a trailblazing name in the mid-’90s emo scene, Jimmy Eat World eventually found a larger audience by embracing a blend of alternative rock and power pop that targeted the heart as well as the head. 

The band’s influence widened considerably with 1999’s Clarity but it was the band’s follow-up, 2001’s Bleed American, and the infectious single “The Middle” that broke them into the commercial rock mainstream. The emo label proved difficult to shake throughout the 2000s, even when subsequent Top 10 albums Futures (2004) and Chase This Light (2007) did little to evoke the hard-edged sensitivity of Clarity, but Jimmy Eat World still remained a league above the generation of genre torch-bearers they helped spawn. 

Jimmy Eat World have shared a punchy new track called ‘Something Loud’ The track is the band’s first single since ‘Love Never’, which was released in 2019 and featured on the album ‘Surviving’.

Music by Bergman: Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess inherited Mick Jagger’s rock & roll swagger and big lips before Oasis’ Liam Gallagher became famous for them. When Burgess debuted with his group The Charlatans in the late ‘80s, he looked and sounded almost interchangeable with many of the Manchester, England artists at the time but by embracing other musical styles and moving forward, he has actually outlived his contemporaries. 

The Charlatans released their 12th album, Modern Nature, in 2015 and Burgess returned to his solo career, releasing a mix album called Tim Burgess Presents

Set for release on 23rd September via Bella Union, Tim Burgess has announced his new album ‘Typical Music’.

Music by Bergman: The Smile

The Smile, a new venture by Thom Yorke and his bandmate Jonny Greenwood with drummer Tom Skinner, a member of Sons of Kemet, and production by their inseparable Nigel Godrich. Their debut single, You Will Never Work in Television Again, pitches an unexpected flash of rock that seems to be in tune with the memory of The Bends, although everybody knows that in a mirror labyrinth of mirrors not everything is as it seems. They’ve just released their debut album A Light for Attracting Attention.


Music by Bergman: Bull

Formed in 2011 by vocalist and songwriter Tom Beer and lead guitarist Dan Lucas, they claim diverse influence from bands such as The Pixies, Yo La Tengo and Pavement.

Masters of joyous indie-rock, York four-piece Bull brought the summer sun to cold winter days with their debut album of festival-ready bops. Now they returned with heir new EP ‘Stuck between the Virtual and Physical World’ alongside sharing new track ‘Stuck!’.

Music by Bergman: Jack White

Jack White is not releasng one album. He’s releasing two. Fear Of The Dawn – which it has already been published- and Entering Heaven Alive will arrive this year, and the first singles have blown our minds. The rawest spirit of The Raconteurs is back. The dagger-like guitar riffs are back. Heavy rock is back, but asymmetrical. It could only be him.

In the history of rock, Jack White should have a genre of his own. Because neither his solo career nor The White Stripes sound like anything familiar, because that fury and that voice are not punk or garage, they are a personal brand.

Music by Bergman: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard these words will definitely be out-of-date because the band will have released two or three new albums. The Australians are prolific labourers of music without a cause (you cannot talk about them only as spearheads of garage-rock and modern psych-rock). Also, each album feels like the seven members of the band have gone through the front door of a costume shop and come out of the backdoor with the first thing they laid their hands on: A Voivod T-shirt, Beatles-style tails, a pair of second hand trousers worn by one of the Butthole Surfers, a Motörhead badge, Jethro Tulls’s ankle boots, one of those The Flaming Lips’ feather boas…

But really, at the end of the day, there’s only one truth: whatever they play, they will make a party out of it. And it doesn’t look like that’ll go out of fashion any time soon. They’re the most entertaining rock band in the world and they’ve just released a new album Omnium Gatherum.

Music by Bergman: The Lazy Eyes

Roughly seven years after forming, the Sydney-based band is finally ready to drop their self-produced, self-recorded debut album, SongBook, in March. The collection is an escapist, idealistic, time-traveling journey that frolics in Beatles-flavored strawberry fields, trudges through heavy stoner sludge, and plays with the sort of effortless, heady sounds of artists like Tame Impala and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard who have made Australia this century’s hotbed for psych-rock. The band refers to their long-awaited debut as a trip down memory lane. Some songs were written nearly half a decade ago, after all—a lifetime in teenage years.