On Saturday, Moby will play at Jail Guitar Doors: Rock Out 5!
instantaneously one of the top ten albums of the year
Out in the UK now, it will be out May 3 via Bloomsbury
The beats are so heavy I can feel em in my feet. Not to mention my eardrums,rushing like the devil was on my tail, I made it in time for half an hour.
What stands out here is what stood out before: the lack of the slamdunk. No one day blows your mind. Saturday is a dog, Friday is the best, and Suday? Do you really wanna hang around to catch the Black Keys… I dunno…
This is shaping up into the best January this decade. Both FOB songs are masterful, Imagine Dragons released the only song they’ve ever written I’ve ever enjoyed, AWOLNATION is a revelation and Prass is a complete shocker. As for Bettye, well, listen to it yourself. And Kate Tempest is better than all of them.
Bad Place For A Good Time – Kate Tempest – This is how you rap to a metronome, like dancing between raindrops, and this is what you rap about not just “be like a tree” but more importantly “find something sacred in all of this silence”. That’s the sort of truth we can all use – A
The sounds are deep, beautiful, haunting and rough, violent images and the stories are working class stories of horror and faith, “Everywhere is monsters. Tits out, wet-mouthed, heads back. Shouting and screaming just to prove they exist” is how the story of Becky opens, she meets a guy in bar, he goes off to a bad drug deal, she becomes a sex worker and the happy ending isn’t at all.