Legss’ new EP delights with a cutting collection of songs

The recent musical release by Legss is part EP, part spoken word, and is a delightfully wordy, acerbic and original collection of songs. Whilst vocally owing a debt to post-punk bands that preceded them, Doomswayers avant-garde tendencies (and perhaps post-poet tendencies) distinguish it from competing bands with similar sounds. A four-piece band, they don’t carry…

Ultra Mono sees Idles at their most politically provocative, cutting through the chaos to deliver an album that’s strong in both message and sound

Idles’ third album Ultra Mono is knowingly sincere. Its anti-war, sexual harassment, and racist sentiments are, (like the album artwork), aggressively hurtled towards you like a giant pink inflatable ball. Even the album title itself Ultra Mono (which refers to a mix that has equal volumes in both channels) reinforces Idles’ head-strong, unwavering message on…

Tenet review: Can Nolan save cinema?

The weight of the film industry sits heavy on Christopher Nolan’s shoulders. Tenet, originally scheduled for a lucratively-timed July release, was delayed, indefinitely postponed and eventually opened on Wednesday 26th August. In the whirlwind of corona, the film has been dealt with the task of filling socially distanced seats in cinemas across the globe. If…

Latest Fontaines D.C. album ‘closes eye’ on past but looks to future

‘‘Happiness is living in a closed eye’’ utters front man Grian Chatten on the penultimate track ‘Sunny’; one of the sweeter, more tender and introspective numbers on the eleven track sophomore album A Hero’s Death from Fontaines D.C. Released just over a year after their mercury-prize nominated debut Dogrel, A Hero’s Death was written and…

The New Abnormal | Review

The Strokes’ 6th Studio LP is both unexpected and reassuring, delivering sounds new and old, but most importantly, showing that the Strokes want to be The Strokes again. Believe it or not, it has been seven years since the release of The Strokes’ last LP Comedown Machine; an album shrouded by the band’s disunity and apathy. In…