The fin. – Night Time

Japanese four piece The fin. make simmering and glistening dream pop evocative of empty nights rather than frenetic pace and angst that we so often associate with any artistic output from Japan. Formed in 2012 and based in the seaside town of Kobe, their sound is sophisticated, cool and catchy, like beams slowly emanating fromContinue reading “The fin. – Night Time”

Introducing BRNS

Glacial, slow vocals; tentative electronic glitches; fragile melody – the mesmerizing Belgian band BRNS have been described as an ‘experiment in dusk, dance and the fullness of sound,’ and will be bringing their sprawling fizz to London’s Electrowerkz on November 25th. It promises to be an icy but beautiful show, highlighting the best of recentContinue reading “Introducing BRNS”

The Drink – The Coming Rain

Angular punk, glitchy electronic pulsing and airy vocals all combine on The Drink‘s new single The Coming Rain. The genre splicing track is the first off new album Capital and it’s as electic and spinning as anything from their debut. Indie pop hurls along under spiky riffs and is peppered with intense beats as the trackContinue reading “The Drink – The Coming Rain”

Cheatahs – Mythologies

Not only did Roland Barthes’ essay influence the name of Cheatahs‘ new album, but the feel – present through the veneer of distorted guitar and hazy vocals is a sense of shifting meanings and unclear symbolism. Only their debut full length, the record oozes assurance. The driving rhythms and frantic drumming of their punkier earlyContinue reading “Cheatahs – Mythologies”

Haiku Salut Lamp Show at Westminster Reference Library

On a Friday evening ending one of those Indian Summer September days, Westminster Reference Library was filled with people curious about discovering something new. Not necessarily through books this time. Hushed yet with a curious hum there was a sense that something a little magical could be about to begin. Looking like the eccentric livingContinue reading “Haiku Salut Lamp Show at Westminster Reference Library”