Like Prometheus, Rats on Rafts are fire stealers, tricksters, concerned with conjuring up form from fire and brimstone. They are the most elemental of bands and watching them in action is like standing next to a blast furnace.
Continue reading “Subroutien Vera, Groningen, Rotown Rotterdam 12/9/15 – 26/9/15”
On reflection I’d say that the day in Dudok was probably the closest you’d get to feeling the actual spirit that drives the real, workaday Dutch underground.
Continue reading “Incendiary go to Incubate – Sunday 20/9/15”
Playing in front of a set of projections showing their trademark revolving Cannabis leaf, Toner Low got very deep into the world’s navel.
Continue reading “Incendiary go to Incubate – Thursday 17/9/15”
I’m beginning to think of Haldern’s programme as a curriculum instead of just a timetable of bands.
Continue reading “Incendiary Go to Haldern Pop 2015 – Day 2”
What For? feels like an urban record, a record that communicates at street level; replicating conversations in bars, shops or plazas.
Continue reading “Toro Y Moi – What For?”
Whilst Atomos is much poppier than their last one, it also boasts a greater sense of gravitas and remove.
Continue reading “A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos”
The record dissolve into an uber-pleasing sound, the sort of thing you imagine plays in Japanese public toilets.
Continue reading “Vinyl Williams – Into”
Ryan West’s music is like Kingsley Amis’s great quote about boozing and having fun; “I want more than my fair share before anyone else has had theirs”.
Continue reading “Rival Consoles – Howl”
Raumschmiere’s newie also captures that sense of disconnect in real time that you get when staring out on a still, clear autumn day. Brilliantly.
Continue reading “T. Raumschmiere – S/T”