Under Rated Albums ☆1 – “Sunshine Hit Me” by A Band of Bees (The Bees)

Under Rated Albums ☆1 – “Sunshine Hit Me” by A Band of Bees (The Bees)

Most people in The U.K. and the E.U. know this band as “The Bees” but, due to some legal action, the group release music as “A Band of Bees” in America. As far as albums that were home-recorded by two dudes in a garden shed go, “Sunshine Hit Me” is almost miraculous in its quality, in terms of songwriting and sonics. The song that hooked me on A Band Of Bees is their undeniable smooth…

Read More

Have Queens of the Stone Age sacrificed their old sound for success with ‘Villains’?

Have Queens of the Stone Age sacrificed their old sound for success with ‘Villains’?

Catchy title, but Queens of the Stone Age are undisputedly one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Formed in California back in 1996, the group aren’t strangers to collaborations or success. Their last album ‘…Like Clockwork’ topped the US charts on release, the first to do so. That album featured Trent Reznor, Alex Turner and Elton John in guest spots, as well as the incredible drum work of new member Jon Theodore….

Read More

RUN THE JEWELS ‘Don’t Get Captured’

RUN THE JEWELS ‘Don’t Get Captured’

Somehow even the most aware of us can be years behind on great music. It took an appearance from one half of the duo on Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ show for me to discover them. Immediately enjoying their well crafted songs, intelligent lyrics and the way they work together so effortlessly. The reason I bring up Killer Mike and El-P’s duo this week is that I just caught their new video for the song ‘Don’t…

Read More

First Prince Posthumous Release

First Prince Posthumous Release

Trying to wrap your head around the ethics of posthumous artist releases has always been a tough task. But is magnified when it comes to the artist formally known as the artist formally known as Prince. His legendary vault housed an untold number of treasures. From whole albums to a Kevin Smith documentary, all of which he did not want to release. The man was a fountain of creativity. But never aimed to over-saturate the…

Read More

First Impressions review; ‘Melodrama’ by Lorde

First Impressions review; ‘Melodrama’ by Lorde

Back with an 11 track record, Lorde brings her unique talents to the forefront of this album which is sure to leave yet another lasting impression on the music industry. The Royals singer (with an incredible South Park rendition) has such a great reputation for putting out really well made and thought provoking music, always standing out from other artists at the time. ‘Melodrama’ is her second album that was released on June 16th, and…

Read More

Childish Gambino: “Awaken, My Love!” Album Review

Childish Gambino: “Awaken, My Love!” Album Review

This is a bit of a unique review for me; the album came out while I was in the middle of traveling around America. I listened to it straight away, and was able to write down my first impressions track by track at a coffee shop in Austin, Texas. Donald Glover is a monstrous talent, spread across the entirety of the entertainment spectrum, but some fans best know him for his work in music under…

Read More

The Return of The Gorillaz

The Return of The Gorillaz

Humanz marks the return of Damon Albarns’ favourite bunch of alter egos Gorrilaz. After a seven year absence since releasing Plastic Trees; This will be the fifth time out for duo Damon Albarn and comic book artist Jamie Hewlett. This new album boast a long list of collaborators such as Noel Gallagher, De La Soul, Danny Brown, Grace Jones, Pusha T, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Benjamin Clementine. Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) The group of…

Read More
1 2