It seems like once RATATAT did the collaboration with Kid Cudi on Pursuit of Happiness that they went into retirement, simply on the royalties they made from that one song. Whatever their reason for being almost MIA the past five years they are back, and they haven’t lost their touch! Cream of Chrome has everything RATATAT was and will be, in one concentrated song that screams (instrumentally that is) why I loved RATATAT and why I will continue to do so.
Tame Impala has always been a long standing favourite of mine, needless to say whenever they release a new song I get a little bit excited. If psychedelic rock is your thing come in here and enjoy what may just be the best there is in todays music.
BLACK HONEY have been on a roll the past month, releasing track after track, their latest edition is very old western in its influence, but its good old fashion alternative rock at the core.
Van Shie and Mighty Mouse, formally known as Du Tonc just released a brand new electronic disco tune that is just as uppity as their previous work.
Zero 7 is one of my favourite ambient/electro artists, just easy listening and sultry. We get a new rendition featuring José González who adds his unique vocals. The song is magnificent and paces itself adding more and more, as if the song grows, and you are there to witness every second.
Finding those mysterious new artists is always an amazing feeling, Pooltheory is just that – a mystery.
We know the artist(s) is from Los Angeles, but other than that, all we know is Pooltheory knows how to make superb dream-pop.
Take a chill pill with this one, and hold your breath for some more info on the artist.
I went through a stint where I enjoyed Drake a lot, too much, but that phase quickly fell when everyone and their grandmother played his music. Lately I’ve found myself appreciating covers of his music, specifically Hold On We’re Going Home. Nearly anyone can put their twist on the song, showing not only that the original is transferable through genres, but also that it is a well written song. Two years later artists are still taking a stab at their own version. Luca Lush not only took a stab, they beat the original to a pulp, with some on point vocals from Kim Vallido, and some perfect bass, and synths.
More covers? why not, ASTR, We Are Twin, Holy Ghost!, and Wild Cub. All of which are superb, bringing their own style and pazzazz to the already iconic song.