On the surface, David Balfe’s ‘For Those I Love‘ project has a simple, harrowing story: an album made to process the grief Balfe experienced when his best friend (and his bandmate in punk band Burnt Out) Paul Curran committed suicide, mere days before they were due to finish the album they’d been working on. Yet listen closer and that story disintegrates, tessellating into dozens of smaller stories: fragments of anecdotes, snapshots of memories, snatches of shared experience… The moments from which the silent bonds of the closest male friendships are forged. Balfe’s soft, stream-of-consciousness delivery might bring to mind Mike Skinner’s The Streets – or more pointedly, Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat – but his romanticism is of a darker note, which is matched by the production. Glossy, airy, and shimmering, it’s a potent cocktail of nostalgia and melancholy distilled into electronic form.
Mike Skinner’s The Streets gave British rap a voice of its own and changed the course of pop music.
The Streets are back. The UK rap project, led by Mike Skinner, have returned with a new Tame Impala collaboration called “Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better.” It’s the first song to be released from Skinner’s forthcoming mixtape None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive—out July 10 via Island. The tape marks The Streets’ first full-length since 2011’s Computers and Blues.
This week we are introducing…Bilk. Essex based working class Indie 3-piece Bilk released debut single ‘Give Up’ produced by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Coral) at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool a month ago.
Having all just turned 18 years of age Bilk write honest songs about the world they live in and the things they go through as teenagers living in modern suburban Britain. The band spent last year gigging extensively in Essex building a strong grassroots following, leading to their debut play on BBC Introducing at the end of 2017.
With influences ranging from The Jam, The Streets and Arctic Monkeys through to Eminem and Dizzee Rascal, Bilk are a young Indie band inspired by the authentic attitude and message in Hip Hop and Grime.
Cada dilluns cerquem les millors cançons indies que apareixen arreu del món. Som “Song Diggers.” Avui estrenarem el més nou de Beck, Editors,The Decemberists, Young Fathers o Jack White. També estrenarem el retorn després de molts any de The Streets. I com som “song diggers” us descobrirem a nous artistes com: Loma ,Tom Grennan, Marmozets, Kid Wave o Lucy Dacus. A més estrenarem el més nou de dues bandes catalanes: Barbott i El petit de cal eril.
Us informarem sobre els cartells del NOS Alive, el Mad Cool Festival, el Tsunami Xixón i el nostrat Vida Festival.
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Shame, five 19-year-old’s building their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London, are already cemented following tours with The Garden and Fat White Family.. Britain’s hot new bunch of mods, Shame debuted with a double A-Side called ‘The Lick/ Gold Hole’ bursting at the seams with punk energy, but with the patter of The Streets, Shame have shared these days new single ‘Tasteless’, throwing up a defiant two fingers to social inertia and apathy in these troubled times.