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AAA Music | 29 May 2015

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REFUSED – Elektra

20 May 2015 |

The message screams tooth-spitting over an ‘Elektra’-shockwave of blood strings and cymbal shrapnel: ‘Nothing has changed’. This is the latest anarchic, hardcore-punk anthem from reformed Swedish band Refused, who are once again living up to their name and rejecting the … Read More

PEACE – Gen Strange

1 May 2015 |

Since the rise of YouTube and things like the BBC’s Live Lounge, footage of bands playing live has become the increasingly favoured medium.

Before this, it would be to MTV that music pilgrims flocked for music videos. Now, live videos … Read More

JAMES BAY – Let It Go

30 April 2015 |

For real music nuts, hearing certain songs for the first time is comparable to falling desperately in love…

The intense obsession of the first few listens (normally in rapid succession) lead to the realisation of what may occur if behaviour … Read More

ACTION BRONSON Ft CHANCE THE RAPPER – Baby Blue

29 April 2015 |

‘Baby Blue’ by Action Bronson featuring Chance The Rapper with production from Mark Ronson – what a great combination!

Mr Wonderful is a big album for Action Bronson, one that will define his career, and it seems he has the backing of the best … Read More

THE BASTARD SONS – Release The Hounds

24 April 2015 |

York-based five-piece, The Bastard Sons, have a knack for writing a catchy track. If you aren’t nodding along after 15 seconds, you won’t, because ‘Release the Hounds’ is much the same throughout; sing along (well, mumble, maybe) vocal hooks, riffs … Read More

GALLOWS – Bonfire Season

23 April 2015 |

Gallows’ latest track could easily be mistaken for a mellow Slipknot track. Musically, anyway. Wade MacNeil reminds us that it’s not a Slipknot song, but ‘Bonfire Season’ from recently released Desolation Sounds.

For Gallows fans, this might not be what … Read More

PORTICO – 101

22 April 2015 |

Portico is a curious reincarnation derived from highly acclaimed Portico Quartet. While Portico Quartet tended to work in experimental jazz, the current project of Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Jack Wyllie is even less restrained by the limits of genres. … Read More

THE TWILIGHT SAD – I Could Give You All That You Don’t Want

21 April 2015 |

Following the release of their second album Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, Glasgow trio The Twilight Sad are now preparing to launch their new single ‘I Could Give You All That You Don’t Want’.

Lyrically … Read More

BETWEEN MOCKINGBIRDS – Do You

20 April 2015 |

Between Mockingbirds’ ‘Do You’, is heavily inspired by college rock of the 90s and brings to mind the early work of bands such as Foo Fighters and Smashing Pumpkins.

Led by surf sounding guitar riffs the track maintains a … Read More

WISHT HOUNDS – Wild In City

16 April 2015 |

Punchy, luxurious and cool are just some of the words that are conjured up after listening to ‘Wild In City’, an electronic pop tune packed with attitude-ridden lyrics, (Destroy everyone I know”), daunting synths and impending drum claps which makes up the … Read More