Cigarettes After Sex have shared “Neon Moon” a cover of the Brooks & Dunn track to end a highly successful 2018. The track is out now via Spanish Prayers. In this past year, the band played sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel/NYC, Ace + Fonda Theatre in LA. They released “Crush” 7” with “Sesame Syrup” B-Side which collectively has 20M+ streams. Self-titled debut has sold 350K+ copies worldwide and is out now via Partisan Records.
The first thing that hits you in Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’s live shows is seeing their frontman coming out on stage in a flashy, impeccable suit, which he takes off as the voltage reaches boiling point, and ends up displaying all the tattoos that cover his body. In some ways, the striptease is a metaphor for the band itself, with which Carter intends to stylise the rage that he displayed with Gallows, his former band, pushing the seductive potential of his voice to the forefront, which with every new inflection announces a coreable anthem. But the energy that the vocalist and his rattlesnakes project can only be contained to a certain point, and inevitably the shirt is ripped off revealing a vein which, with its beat, sends a message to which the audience immediately responds: pogo!
Maybe things have changed so much that subversion lies in sweetness. In these times of trap, explicit lyrics and other evidence, where does silly pop stand? Well, it stands exactly where Cariño, the trio from Madrid, has left it: the right dose of naivety, lightness and optimism with a wide awake consciousness, sharpened claws and genius moments like when they bring to their own terrain the urban music new anthem Llorando en la limo by C. Tangana. “God bless silly pop, God bless Family (the Spanish band)”, they sing in this viral version that has put Cariño in the limelight with their album Movidas: a debut compilation of freshest, sweet and poisoned songs that bring back hope to the nonbelievers.
Started as a solo project when he was 16 in his bedroom, London-based Will Dorey, bass player for ex-Palace and co-founder of the reggae record label Horus Records, is continuing to flourish as well as nourish his incredible music. Having released 4 albums, his latest one ‘Filoxiny’, the confidence, warmth, laid-back and freshness of his material considering he plays most instruments, produces as well as records this in his own studio is marvellous and dreamy to say the least.
Dorey draws on various types of influences from Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop to Psychedelia, that touch on different eras, always unearthing tones which are really refreshing. His debut self-titled album in 2014 had some brilliant tracks from a soothing, psychedelic combo which blend together perfectly.
Anteros reveal their sparkling new track ‘Fool Moon’ and it’s concomitant video. With their debut album ‘When We Land’ spinning it’s way to all speakers and headphones on March 1st, 2019.
Flickering with electronic elements, this indie-pop track is a much needed breath-of-fresh-air to the end of 2018. The video is the third and final installment of their video trilogy following from the first, ‘Ordinary Girl’ and the second, ‘Call Your Mother’, which has been a unique visual journey co-directed by Bella Howard and lead singer Laura Hayden.
Shoegaze isn’t dead, it just lives in Louth. That’s a conclusion to be drawn from listening to Just Mustard, a Dundalk five-piece who released their debut album Wednesday earlier this year.
The eight tracks on the release suggests they are A-plus students of the genre and have soaked up a lot more beyond those borders. Just Mustard take the ethereal blueprint of bands like Warpaint and torch the edges, creating the nightmarish flip-side to indie’s dreamier prospects. Their debut album ‘Wednesday’ is a two-toned masterpiece, flipping from hypnotic, smoky vocals to screeching industrial noise on the fly.