Monthly Archives: June 2012

New: Chateau – La Rochelle

When I was younger I used to think ‘how come all the band names haven’t already been taken? what will happen when they all run out?’; a question that’s still to be answered… Chateau hails from Middletown, Connecticut and shares his name with blog-popular Manchester band Chåteau (note the all important accent). This debut track […]

By Josh
on 30th Jun 2012
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New: Matilda – Blood

A desolate, abandoned building. A single, black and white photo. “Matilda” knows how to play the game, but don’t let that detract from what is a stunning, emotionally fraught piece of music. The eerie piano echoes the sentiments of Matilda, conjuring up a vivid backdrop for the delicate vocals. Oh and I won’t spoil the […]

By Josh
on 29th Jun 2012
in Music

New: A$AP Rocky – Ridin’ (Feat. Lana Del Rey)

So having appeared together in Lana’s recent grossly exuberant video for National Anthem, A$AP Rocky has called in the pouty lipped songstress for an appearance on Ridin’, taken from his upcoming album LongLiveA$AP. As to be expected from A$AP, the beat is slick and deliciously produced, whilst Lana’s vocal sections are as cliched/pronounced as ever. […]

By Josh
on 28th Jun 2012
in Music

New: Châteaux – Oh, Darling

Châteaux featured on Crack In The Road a little while back when they uploaded their first demo ‘It’s Magic’, a track which was full of raw energy, crafted with a young spirit that had the ability to embed the track in your mind after your first listen. They’ve now returned with their new demo ‘Oh, […]

New: Avec Sans – Heartbreak Hi

YESSSS!! I cannot tell you just how long I’ve been waiting for this song, and it doesn’t disappoint. Since discovering London duo Avec Sans via a bandcamp trawl a couple of months back, with their audacious debut track Perth (a cover of Bon Iver), turning a melancholic song into an indie disco anthem. Heartbreak Hi […]

By Josh
on 27th Jun 2012
in MPfree

New: Muse – Survival

As if the Olympics fiasco wasn’t annoying enough as it is, they’ve gone and chosen Muse to pen the official song. So whilst you’re watching Bolt remind us all of our physical inadequacy, you can guarantee to be subjected to this Queen-wannabe number numerous times. Dreadful lyrics, a god-awful choir section and a synth riff […]

Video: Lana Del Rey – National Anthem

Say what you like about Lana Del Rey, she doesn’t do things in half measures. Her new video for upcoming single National Anthem featuring her best Marilyn Monroe impression and A$AP Rocky playing JFK, it’s just bizarre and sadly detracts from what is otherwise a great pop song. Has she finally lost the plot, or […]

Introducing: Pity Sex

Across this great green planet there are young people. Young people in flannel shirts and earthy tones. They have beards, if they can grow them, and sometimes if they can’t. Books are their friends. They have felt the bloody, beating pump shatter behind their ribs, but they try not to dwell on it too much […]

Video: Mr. Meeble – Star Power

Self-proclaimed “epic electronic glitch rock”, Mr. Meeble’s music is a narcotic blend of 80’s disco and more experimental, prog styles. New video for single Star Power is a bizarrely yet beautifully crafted affair, coming across like something out of I-Robot blended with The Matrix. It may not be ground breaking nor set to storm the […]

Introducing: Kadugodi

As more and more musicians and producers discover and sign up to bandcamp, it has become more of a rarity that on a casual trawl through the listings you will find something that sticks with you. While this can make for some disheartening moments, I certainly don’t want to be seen as complaining, instead the […]