The delightful pop-grunge scene is making a comeback and at the very foreground of it all is North London four-piece Wolf Alice. This band may be not be new to your ears but five years since their formation seems as good a time as any to predict a breakthrough, especially with a slot at Alt-J’s upcoming London O2 Arena show next Saturday (24th). Continue reading
Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/12/18/goodbye-stranger/
If you can’t decide between indie and electronica, London four-piece Goodbye Stranger could be the new band to help you out. Their soft style of Indie Synth-pop holds promises of dynamic melodies delivered in a delicate manner with a striking undertone. Continue reading
Caribou – Our Love
You can dance to it, you can plug-in and chill out to it – you just can’t do without it. Caribou’s latest album Our Love is more than a list of songs, its many layers of genres come through in an abundance of warm synths and airy vocals.
It’s got pop, it’s got soul, and most of all it’s got depth. There is something wonderfully complex about the waves of different genres in this album, but not so much that it distracts you. When listening you think along with the music and hear all these different elements that leave you second guessing those explicit pop tones. ‘Can’t Do Without You’ is one track of many from the album that if you played in a club it’d go down a treat. Take it out of that context, however, and even through its repetition it becomes much more elaborate and this recurs throughout the album. Intricate combinations of R&B and, arguably, hints of drum and bass, Caribou blurs the genre lines to some extent beyond recognition, resulting in an original and established album.
Though lengthy and heavy going, every second of Gone Girl is as worthy as the next, captivating the viewer rather than sending them to sleep. With twists and turns all over the place, just as you think it can’t get any darker it goes that extra mile. By no means an easy ride this film encapsulates the male gaze in an astonishing fashion with a complex, yet well executed story line that takes manipulation above and beyond morals, leaving you questioning whose side you’re on. Chilling and thought provoking, Gone Girl will linger in your mind for weeks; one of the most memorable films of 2014 by far.
Fish Tank – Friends
If you’re into something along the lines of quirky, mathematic rock that cuts off in all kinds of different directions, then Fish Tank are the band for you. It’s been a while since the trio unleashed their previous EP Henry, however they are back with something even wackier, a definite step forward – even if the video does leave you the slightest bit worried for their sanity. Continue reading