New Bands

I Have Just Checked Out The Ceremonies Because Of Their Street Poster

By Alyson Camus | September 16, 2013

They are brainy (their biggest influences are ‘80s post punk pioneers Echo & the Bunnymen, The Smiths and the Cure, but also romantic poets William Blake, William Wordsworth, and novelist Aldous Huxley), artistic (two of them attended art school) and they like black and white aesthetic

Listen To Two New Tracks By Blue & Gold, An Up And Coming Brooklyn Band

By Alyson Camus | July 12, 2013

Yeah, we, women, have heard this before!

flatsound's "sleep" Reviewed

By admin | February 25, 2013

The mixture of sounds and the composition makes you barely notice the way it changes to the next track until you realise it’s actually much darker. It feels angry. Though both of the songs have no vocals, you can absolutely tell the emotion. “…

Frank Ocean, Miguel And the Weeknd: The New Face Of R&B Leaves Me Cold

By Iman Lababedi | November 21, 2012

This year the Weeknd, Frank Ocean and Miguel are three semi-experimental modern r&b guys mining a distractedly downbeat synth sound that would be Goth only there isn’t a guitar in sight and their entanglements is the horror of the banaility of lurve, I didn’t really like very much

Aaron Embry And His Tiny Prayers

By Alyson Camus | November 14, 2012

Embry may be making music very distant from the exuberance of his last band, but in this electronica era his music sounds humble and genuine, with no superfluous arrangements, just as cozy as a warm wood cabin during a cold fall evening

Bright Light Bright Light Big Hopes

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2012

“He makes pop music, remixes other artists, co-runs London clubnights Another Night and Comfortable Shoes, and has a huge love of music, largely from 1988-1996.”

Stream Lael Summer's New EP, Then Catch Her At Triad On Friday

By Alyson Camus | August 9, 2012

The EP starts with the dynamic funky/soul/jazzy track ‘I Need a Man’, but her vocal range does not stop there, with ‘Do What You Want, Be What You Are’, she becomes a sultry smoky lounge singer in front of a wobbling organ doing sexy modulations with her voice, like a more dynamic Sade

Talia Storm Warning

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2012

I am not overwhelmed by the handful of songs I have heard but not because of the Scottish singer’s fulsome bellow, which has both a sweet undertow and a superb voice I hope they don’t refine out of existence. She better listen to Elton. But rather, I am not sure about the production, which sounds a little mainstream for a unique talent.

The Streets Forms A New Band

By Iman Lababedi | June 20, 2012

here comes news that Mike has formed a new band with the Music’s Rob Harvey… and no, I don’t know them either. but from Harvey has said don’t expect any vicious distillations of the cost of fame rapped in a thick accent

Dan Whitley's Gods And Rockers

By Iman Lababedi | June 19, 2012

Whitley has that old time passion for rock music, and could discuss it all day between changing his one year olds diapers!!! But how good is he? Pretty excellent if the acoustic guitar break on the overwhelmingly moving and awesome “Calling All Gods” is anything to go by. These is a soaring big time rock anthem but it isn’t a self reflected glorifying song, at 8 minutes plus it takes its time to make its point.

Must See Concert: Friends At Bowery Ballroom, July 6th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | June 19, 2012

The album is good, the song is awesome and Samantha Urbani is soooo hip (check the video below of her getting a lap dance) and cool that she is One Direction’s resident bad boy Zayn Malik. WHich makes her the envy of half the girls in the US of A.

Indie Singer Songwriter Leigh Marble: New Baby, New Album, Same Old Cancer

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2012

Leigh has cancelled his summer to help his wife through this fresh battle and mores the pity. Nothing about this situation leaves anything but a bad taste in your mouth.. Well, almost nothing… there is the baby girl!

Trash Talk Sign To Odd Future's Label

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2012

TT would be cool opening for Motorhead as Ceremony (or Odd Future themselve come to that). there is something a little ali in their attack, but it comes thru in the end, and after 7 years doing this, they know the sweet button: Trask Talk don’t care, and they don’t care if you know it.

England's Eutopia Back To The Future

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2012

What I am claiming is every thing they touch they bring enormous passion to. The entire album brims with this passionate over the top zenithed out intensity and love. Maybe Eutopia take themselves too seriously, but maybe they deserve to.

New Goth Heroine For A Bored Old Anti-Magical Age: Cate Le Bon

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2012

So I went in search of Cate on stage, only to discover I missed her at Mercury Lounge in February and more fool me. Proof again that in the 21st century, you can’t keep your ear close enough to the grounnd.

The New Virtual Supergroup PusherJones Releases 'Count Me Out'

By Alyson Camus | April 20, 2012

Vocalist Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway), guitarists Dave Kushner and Dave Warren, bassist Scott Shriner (Weezer) and drummer Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age), making PusherJones a good candidate for the term ‘supergroup’.

Prinzhorn Dance School Are Damned Damned Damned

By Iman Lababedi | April 17, 2012

I can hear what people like about Clay Class, but it is a downer in extremis. The single release “I Want You” has the worst song name in history, couldn’t they think of anything better? And the song is all handpicled guitar notes and harmonies. Definably an acquired taste.

Geoff Barrow's new project. Quakers, Some Rap Album Apparently

By Alyson Camus | February 16, 2012

Quarkers is in fact a very large collective which also features Portishead engineer 7-Stu-7, Australian producer Katalyst, and more than 35 artists (among them Aloe Blacc, Guilty Simpson, Dead Prez. Phat Kat, Prince Po).

Lianne La Havas: Wouldn't You Rather Have This Year's Model?

By Iman Lababedi | January 7, 2012

Signed to WB, the Folk Soul singer (it sez here) is a knockout mix of Greek and Jamaican. Yeah, I can’t hear either. Maybe she’s like Adele singing Sandy Denny…

Eric Contractor Going For Baroque

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2011

Baroque pop” is an obvious claim, but his own “bel-canto art-rock” is better. How about this: imagine 1980’s band the Associates Billy Mackenzie singing Broadway tunes arranged by Burt Bucharah… ?

Ten Years Vamp – Ing: Their Time Is Coming

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2011

Albany, New York’s finest come on hard and stake their claim to a piece of the Hot 100 with an assault as willing to kiss about as often as bite

Barry Holdship And The Bar Band Of Your Dreams

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2011

a protean old school rock and roller

Lisa Burns Of 1980's Rock Duo Velveteen, Still Releasing Great Music

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2011

fully realized lo-fi art-rock songs

Barb Wire Dolls Back To Punk

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2011

the next big thing

Big Nils: Noisy Punk From A Real Sonic Youth

By Iman Lababedi | September 20, 2011

Moore than nepotism

Sunday Masquerade: What's Wrong With Them? Nothing

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2011

old time, hard crunching rock and roll band

Kelly Clarkson Forms All Girl Group

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2011

Switching lead

Superheavy: Mr. Jagger's Second Career

By Alyson Camus | July 7, 2011

Mt. Jagger’s second career

The Dig At Webster Hall, Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2011

Yeah, alright, I’ll say it: you’ll dig em