Electronic music takes centre stage this week with some fantastic work from Teeth Of The Sea, banging techno from Modeselektor, acid influenced psych rock from The Young Gods and a majestic EP from Snow Palms.
The Young Gods – Data Mirage Tangram
Nice mix of industro-psych rock with some serious acid effects going on at times. Highly intriguing.
Drenge – Strange Creatures
Buzzsaw bass, squelchy synths, and post-punk guitars make for an at-times absorbing, but ultimately patchy album.
Du Blonde – Lung Bread For Daddy
A darker, grungy indie work that begs for your attention.
Pom Poko – Birthday
Bouncy pop punk and indie rock with a strong Japanese influence in its styling. Certainly worth a couple of listens.
Feels – Post Earth
Enjoyable enough indie-pop-rock but not going to set the world on fire.
Desperate Journalist – In Search Of The Miraculous
Indie-rock with a tinge of post-punk/Cure to it.Friendly on the ears but a bit standard and probably taking itself too seriously.
Sleaford Mods– Eton Alive
Likeable, but very samey. Bar the caustic lyrics, the songs fail to take you anywhere musically.
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
Blues-rock with the odd bit of synth thrown in. Acceptable but nothing more.