GROW MUSIC PROJECT is proud to present episode #06 of “GMP • The Session Diaries”, a new documentary web series about great emerging independent artists and bands that you might not know, but should. Ep.#06 features JUICE LUCAFO, hailing from Phoenix, AZ, (via Chicago, IL) Juice puts you straight away into the heart of the song, especially with a track lik […]
The Fashion and Textile Museum presents its Autumn Winter exhibition.The Fashion and Textile Museum’s latest exhibition, puts into context that granny jumper you picked up at the British Heart Foundation shop last weekend, shedding light on the system from which it – and the rest – originated. Titled ‘Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood’, the gallery wide display g […]
And on using LANDR mixing technology…One of the first things that strike you upon meeting Charlie Simpson is just how tall he is. Teenage starlet no more, the solo artist is a towering presence – and one packed with gleeful enthusiasm. Chatting to Clash backstage at Camden’s Roundhouse, during the iTunes Festival, Charlie even seems to enjoy the chore of sou […]
Still balls out, but they’ve got a plan this time…Until now, Pulled Apart By Horses have built their reputation on sheer silliness and chaotic, injury-prone live shows. But, somewhere between festival main stages and huge support slots, they also became a big band. Written with this in mind, that’s where third album ‘Blood’ comes in. The Leeds quartet can’t […]
Sunshine melodies, so long…Three years on from second LP ‘Portamento’, ‘Encyclopedia’ offers a reimagining of The Drums’ fey, nervous, stonewashed ’80s sounds that have been aped by far too many bands since their own 2010 debut. Gone are the sunshine melodies and catchy, throwaway tracks. Instead, things are more austere, more serious, more Joy Division than […]
Ambitious fare for album three…After two emotionally raw records that teetered on an endearingly melancholic brink, Seattle-based songwriter Mike Hadreas opted to tinker with the formula for this third outing under his fragrant moniker, Perfume Genius. While the mode of delivery has evolved, the vivid lyrical imagery of old and the soulful falsetto remain. […]
Her unreal journey to ‘No Romeo’…Three years ago, Lauren Henson – who has since adopted moniker Indiana in memory of her dad and his love for Indiana Jones – uploaded some songs onto YouTube while piano-sitting for her sister, including a cover of Joe Goddard’s ‘Gabriel’. The song’s composer, John Beck, stumbled upon her version and was so impressed by the b […]
Collaborative crew in conversation…With its tongue-in-cheek lyrics (“What d’you know about Moorgate? / I don't know anything about Moorgate! / What d’you know about Old Street? / Some of the girls there are quite sweet”), LV & Joshua Idehen’s 2011 ‘Routes’ weaved its way mischievously through the English capital; an ode to possibility. Sat within th […]
On stateside grime and essential chemistry...Even if South London grime producer Darq E Freaker’s name doesn’t ring bells, the chances are you’ve heard one of his tunes banged out in a club somewhere. Freaker’s unique sound – described by DJ Gilles Peterson as “chronic grime” – takes in a myriad of influences from other genres, mostly electronica and hip-hop […]
White Rose Movement man strikes out solo…Remember London’s White Rose Movement? They had a moment, fizzed and popped and then disappeared. Some might say they had several moments – but now, they’re a footnote from an era when Britpop was in the process of giving way to something more challenging, something more confrontational and combustive. WRM’s frontman […]
Brighton newcomers reveal their latest video…Brighton’s a nice place, and residents The DuBarrys sound like a nice bunch of guys, so it stands to reason that ‘Lilly’, a track from the outfit’s forthcoming debut EP, would have a nice video. And, lo! It does. Right here. Up there. Catchy and effortless, this is the kind of songwriting that sounds simple enough […]
September 21. The emotional stakes of the explosive pop group's homecoming is amplified by my time with their superfans. Pop Montreal Sunday: 24 Hours Spent in the Glow of The Unicorns by Jordan Darville | Chart Attack.
September 20. Two of the festival's biggest draws, plus record hunting and loft partying. Pop Montreal Saturday Recap: Scattered Observations – A Bagel Too Far (starring Panda Bear and Ty Segall) by Jordan Darville | Chart Attack.
It's the last day of Pop Montreal, and obviously you should go see The Unicorns. But there's still more great stuff to close out the festival. Pop Montreal Picks: 6 acts to catch on Sunday, September 21 by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
September 20. Our earplugs finally get a work out, even from outside the venue. Pop Montreal Saturday Recap: Glorious noise from Deafheaven, I Smell Blood, Big Brave and more by Michael Rancic | Chart Attack.
September 19. Pop Montreal has ambitions to be a melting pot of different talents. Last night it was tested. Pop Montreal Friday Recap: TOPS, Ricky Eat Acid and the upstarts of the evening by Jordan Darville | Chart Attack.
Complete our musical gauntlet — from virtuosic violinist to former Shagg — and the treasures of Pop Montreal be yours. Pop Montreal Picks: 6 acts to catch on Saturday, September 20 by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
September 19: Toronto, Montreal and Calgary rising stars revel in challenging new music. Pop Montreal Friday Recap: Bernice and Mozart’s Sister recontextualize old sounds with new ideas by Michael Rancic | Chart Attack.
September 18: Against Me! played a victory lap, as a batch of up-and-coming punk and post-punk bands nipped at their heels. Pop Montreal Thursday Recap: Ought, Dories and Hag Face spell a bright future for Canadian rock by Michael Rancic | Chart Attack.
Today’s song is A Blind Step Away by (John) French, (Fred) Frith, (Henry) Kaiser, (Richard) Thompson. These four innovative, collaborative musicians pooled their diverse talents simultaneously challenging one another and creating a wonderful middle ground in the universe of their broad — sometimes eccentric — tastes. This track is a dark highlight, a classic […]
Chicago – Grammy Award winner Gary Clark Jr. brings his live performances to an even wider audience with Gary Clark Jr. Live, out this week on Warner Bros. Records. The release features two-discs filled with electrified originals, like “Blak and Blu,” and classic covers, such as Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone From The Sun.” To quote Continue Reading → The post […]
Nashville – The small upstairs venue of Cannery Row was packed wall to wall with weary yet enthusiastic attendees of Nashville’s Americana Music Festival by the time Parker Millsap took the stage for his 45-minute set at 10pm. Folks crowded the lobby downstairs to hear the young singer-songwriter, as the room itself was at capacity. Continue Reading → The po […]
Portland – When a goddess descends from the heavens, the men of Earth tremble. She could rain fire from the skies and collide vast oceans at a whim; and yet, her true menace lies in her intoxicating allure, the way she builds a knowing and sensual trust before crushing everything you love. She is a Continue Reading → The post Banks Is A Force Of Nature With […]
New York – Fresh off their recent, successful performances at Riot Fest, Irish rockers Wounds have signed a multi-album deal with Razor & Tie. The first LP under the new agreement will be Die Young, to be released in North America on November 25. Here’s a brief trailer for the album: Dublin-based Wounds have released Continue Reading → The post Wounds A […]
Seattle - Jose James came through town for a perfect weekday show, visiting The Crocodile in support of his new album on the legendary Blue Note label, While You Were Sleeping. The singer-songwriter put on a relaxed show full of talented musicians. The result was a sultry, soulful, and sexy show. When James entered, the crowd Continue Reading → The post Jose […]