Corey only knew a few songs by The Murlocs, but was convinced this gig was destined.
“You know, I get up this morning, making some toast, turn on rage and they’ve got the guest programmer right? And the second song she plays is Murlocs’ Adolescence!” For the rest of the line-up, a solid turnout of friends and fans to Four5Nine packed out the bar, already sweaty for popping punkers Kitchen People. Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Murlocs at Four5Nine, 18.04.15
Inspired by Shit Narnia’s track ‘Dog Wedding’.
Richard En 2015.
This blissed-out, spacey offering from Errors adds another dimension to their solid back catalogue, spliced with their trademark pulsing, layered electronica.
There are shadows of lyricism here but with a transparency hard to pin down, phasing into hymns and chants between catchy digital melodies and beats. High gloss and harking back to ‘80s synthetic new wave, Lease Of Life blurs together into one formless entity, textured by melody and tune but otherwise difficult to discern. This obscuring holds its greatest weakness and greatest strength: Errors bend and twist, avoiding definition.
‘Errors – Lease Of Life’ by Richard Moore, first published by The Music 16.04.15
When you approach a band keeping ‘thee’ in their name, the likelihood always favours the group being a Thee Oh Sees knock-off. Cardiff’s Thee Manatees would be an exception to this rule. Describing themselves as ‘Tarantino-esque’ and ‘Lonestar Noir’, Thee Manatees’ conceptual ground feels out of place in their colder, greener homeland, more inclined to street gang stabbings and crack deals than the grand scope of your LA organised crime. But as one can vouch for the cocaine lines in the backrooms of Cardiff bars, it’s clear where this music crawls out of; a desire for something else, at its heart escapism, a reinterpretation of the artists’ experience. Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Thee Manatees, EP1, 13.04.15
“Good riff party!” Pressing the mic close to his face, Shit Narnia frontman Hugh Manning pulled in the night: “Mad riffs, good party!” The grungey line-up of Foam’s kin picked for their EP launch and filtered through the brain-numbing bass of The Bakery fell together like riff to riff as the night grew into Foam’s set. Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: FOAM EP Launch at The Bakery, 27.03.15