Post War Years – All Eyes

Released on 5th December 2011, on Labour of Love. Reviewed by Francesca Baker Another feverishly ambitious track from Post War Years All Eyes follows the blueprint set by 2009 debut The Greats and The Happenings and takes it to architecturally impressive heights. Slightly soothing yet unhinged melodies from lead vocalist Simon create a welcoming and stealthyContinue reading “Post War Years – All Eyes”

We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls

Thankfully everyone under the sun has been raving over these guys, so my less positive review will leave merely a poisonous drop in the sea of praise. They’re not bad…they’re alright…which, let’s face it is never the response one wishes their artistic endeavour to provoke. Moving Clocks Runs Slow has the opening chords of LostContinue reading “We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls”

Rediscovering some good tunes. And some less so.

New bands on radar, latest tracks being uploaded on myspace, a pile of cds, mp3 player on shuffle, the radio on…music fans hear such a variety of songs (and know that so much more is out there waiting to be heard) that it’s a wonder we ever give anything a second listen. Michael Baker decidedContinue reading “Rediscovering some good tunes. And some less so.”

Two Wounded Birds – All We Wanna Do/Midnight Wave

18th April Moshi Moshi’s Singles Club. Francesca Baker Just how good do this band want to be? Not content with looking way cool (think 3 x the Fonz meets Danny and a leggy blonde) their musical talent more than substantiates the swagger of delivery. Fiering through, ‘All We Wanna Do’ evokes images of midnight tripsContinue reading “Two Wounded Birds – All We Wanna Do/Midnight Wave”

Ezra Bang & Hot Machine – What U Can't Kill U Must Envy

And bang. The energy hits you and doesn’t abate throughout the whole record. Rap rock that bears no relationship to Limp Bizkit, the slinky beats of Ezra Bang and Hot Machine slink through the album into your hips, and have them shaking. The sonic narrative is flooded with anguish and rapture, and achieves mesmerising tunesContinue reading “Ezra Bang & Hot Machine – What U Can't Kill U Must Envy”