Category: Soundbites

Queens of the Stone Age – Live @ Austin City Limits 2013

Soundbites January 30, 2014

HD. Great setlist. Perhaps the closest I’ll get to reliving that gig. It blew my mind.

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Foxes – ‘Let Go For Tonight’

Soundbites January 7, 2014

If you’ve come across Foxes (her massive single ‘Youth‘ was everywhere at the end of 2013, even being given the jingle treatment for a Debenhams Christmas advert), you’ll have noted her surprisingly powerful voice and ability to craft a spectacular, sugarcoated electro-pop song. Foxes (r.n Louisa Rose Allen) is finally following up ‘Youth‘ with the second single from her forthcoming debut album Glorious with ‘Let Go For Tonight’, a track which originally appeared on her 2012 Warrior EP, and has since had a bit of a facelift. Whereas before it was a darker and moodier affair, it is now an almost euphoric piece of electronica that will no doubt make a Radio 1 playlist sometime in the near future, and as one of her strongest songs to date, it will be pleasing to see. 2014 will no doubt see Foxes frolic her way into people’s hearts and ears.

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Laced – ‘Celeste’

Soundbites January 7, 2014

There is something distinctly archaic about Laced. Perhaps it is the etherial vocals, or perhaps it is their layered, intricate and melodic sound. Either way, they are onto something special, as evidenced with ‘Celeste’, which manages to be both charming and impressively constructed. As a Birmingham band, they have succeeded in eschewing the soon-to-be-cringeworthy ‘B-Town’ tag, and Laced may just be individual enough in the current climate to rouse quite a storm.

Sky’s The Limit

Soundbites January 5, 2014

If you’ve got a finger or two on the pulse of music, you’d be forgiven for thinking Sky Ferreira was dead. On my radar since her debut single ‘One‘ was strewn over every blog/ culture based magazine either side of the Atlantic, she quickly disappeared into obscurity thanks to label and management quibbles over both her image and sound. A album seemed like but an abyss discarded dream thanks to a shedload of material being shelved and shelved again because it just was. not. right. Read More