2016 May



New: Wild Beasts – Get My Bang

Wild Beasts ‘Get My Bang’ – Just Let Them Eat Cake The majority of Wild Beasts’ output has obsessed about the idea modern masculinity. A dissection of modern Englishmen that pits the northern machismo of their Yorkshire upbringing against the politically correct metro-sexuality of the arty London circles of their adult lives. The results of…



Track: Kanye West – Real Friends

Kanye West ‘Real Friends’ – Any argument, the media’ll extend it How many of us are real friends? It’s a question that millions of Facebook users (myself included) ask themselves when the stream of funny videos and GIFs give way to a mind numbing succession of vanity status updates.  After all, do we really care about the pictures of a distant…




[edit] radio podcast 331: Featuring Car Seat Headrest, Frankie Cosmos and Future of the Left

On this week’s show host Ben Marwood talks birthdays, lovely weather and plays a heap of brand new alternative music from borderline romantic artists who seem hell bent on sharing their woes. Standard stuff then! Car Seat Headrest “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” [Teens of Denial] Typhoon “The Lake” [White Lighter] Alessia Cara “Wild Things” [Know-It-All] She…


Used: Cymbals Eat Guitars – Aerobed

The singing whisper of my piss on porcelain When an important friendship is pushed beyond breaking point the fallout can be unbearable and it’s the theme that sits behind this one off single by Cymbals Eat Guitars. Produced by Brand New frontman Jesse Lacy, the track is a brutally honest ode to the reasons that…