Wolf Alice have had a cracking couple of years. From the certified gold debut album to the Mercury Prize nomination to the ever-expanding glitter-coated fan base, the London quartet have cemented their position in the British indie scene. With the release of their sophomore effort Visions of a Life on the horizon, we talked to guitarist Joff Oddie about success, recording in Los Angeles, and why he’s not a fan of social media.
Tom McGuire mostly comes through with lo-fi and atmospheric, soulful, bluesy folk ballads with some oddballs thrown in. ‘Untitled’ is the ultimate in blues rock revivalism; Led Zeppelin’s influence is clear but with a marked symphonic tinge to it. His vocals are charming and full, but at once almost bleak.
Bland revivalism. Generally, this attempt to recapture the compositions and sounds of the darker side of new wave is just bland revivalism.
You will probably remember that queer punk duo PWR BTTM made headlines earlier this year amid several claims of abuse allegedly carried out by their front person, Ben Hopkins.
Haim return with another timeless soundtrack which acts as a perfect match to a melancholic evening. The L.A. trio of sisters’ second album hits a personal note which many can relate to.
I experienced my first music festival at the age of eighteen in a certain Kinross field. It was a weekend lived through beer goggles, and one I look back on through rose-tinted ones. The ticket was the first ‘real’ thing I’d paid for with my own money; my mum had loaned me the initial cost, and I paid her back on a monthly basis out of my meagre part-time wages. I had never held any interest in going on a post-high school beach holiday, but a festival? Count me in.
3TEETH have earned themselves quite a reputation ever since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album made its mark on the industrial scene three years ago. Suffice to say, their sophomore record <shutdown.exe> has been awaited with eager anticipation.