The release of Canadian indie-rock group Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ exposed fans to a more experimental, dance sound. Although, what stood out more than their new sound was the brilliant ‘We Exist’.
Steered by bass grooves in a similar vein to that of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’, the track isn’t especially ground-breaking – although it makes a fine addition to their arsenal of knockout tracks.
As well as this, Arcade Fire, who are currently touring under the name of ‘The Reflektors’, have blended slick and funky instrumentation with melodic brilliance that allows the track to soar.
The group have done it again – creating a dreamy, funked-up track that lingers in listeners’ minds for hours on end.
Currently working his way through a string of tour dates, Nottingham-born teenage rocker Jake Bugg has also unveiled his latest Rick Rubin produced track called ‘Slumville Sunrise’.
Taken from the singer’s forthcoming second album, which is due for release on November 18th – Bugg’s latest offering picks up where first taster ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ left off.
To its merit ‘Slumville Sunrise’ is filled with razor-sharp riffs and mind-warping guitar solos. The track serves as another reminder of Bugg’s incredible abilities for such a young age, leaving listeners longing for his second album to be released sooner than later. By Lauren Wade
Remnant of musicians who have gone before them, Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards are the Californian natives completing the line-up that is Deap Vally. As a female-fronted thrash rock duo who cites Thelma & Louise as their influences, you may be under the impression that these chicks deviate from your average rockers; you’re spot on.
Band interests have been listed as ‘knitting and crocheting’ although we can confirm things are never this tame on stage, as seen across a number of summer festivals. One track that stands out and packs more of a punch than the rest is ‘Baby I Call Hell’ a statement of intent of sorts for what to expect.
Guitars whirl, drums crash and the instrumentation is paced to a degree that will have you vibing hard in no time. No hints are given to where they’re headed next but one thing’s set in stone; it will undoubtedly be badass.
This week we have some Ye Olde English folk for you…
Some of you may remember Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit’s debut A Larum (2008) – a most notable album of the time. But it is Joe Flynn or rather, when collaborating with his other half, Johnny Flynn, who fronts the folk rock band.
Not only is Joe a rather adept musician but a very successful actor – a profession that he initially pursued in his teenage years when he attended the Bedales school. He’s branched out into music equally as he has acting, in fact, he juggles both careers. Just last year he performed in Richard III and Twelf Night at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and in the West End and found time to make a ten track recording for Brian Crane’s American indie film A Bag of Hammers. Impressive for having a newborn bubba and being recently married by age 29!
Watch Amazon Love from his second album Been Listening. What a beaut.
Joe has not got any live gigs planned currently however will be releasing his third album this year. We’ll have to wait patiently for our next instalment!