Where Clap Your Hands Say Yeah demanded neck hairs stand to attention, Hysteria – much like previous record Some Loud Thunder – seldom even gets close. Jake May reviews the dissapointing third from the former hipster band of choice.
For those who look for music to grip you by the shoulders and shake you silly, this isn’t for you. But for those wanting their music to be delicate, artistically beautiful, and emotionally affecting should look no further than Hymns from Nineveh.
A dull, lifeless, confusing and at times nearing offensive mash of pop, folk, country, rock, and rap. Quite what Nottingham formed, London based The Grave Architects are aiming for with debut effort Love Reaction is something difficult to grasp says Jake May.
Based in Cardiff, Shape was started in 2006 by brothers Mark, Lee, and John Thomas with the original aim of releasing their band’s material. Four years have passed and things have changed. Mark and John make up half of Islet and Shape is now run by Mark and Lee alone. Jake May talks to the founders about their exciting happenings…
- Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina denied parole, Paul McCartney offers support
- Daft Punk set to break album streaming record
- Nite Jewel, Little Boots, The Field & more feature on Sally Shapiro remix LP
- Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt & Kendrick Lamar to support Eminem
- Daft Punk sponsor a Formula 1 racing car
- Channel 4 commission two new music shows
- NPR film entire James Blake gig in HD
- Ryan Hemsworth releases ‘Still Awake’ EP for free download
- Primavera Sound 2013 stream live performances via Youtube
- Boards of Canada to premiere new music on BBC Radio 1 tonight