Tag Archives: rock

We Like To Stare – Aztecs

27 Jun

I actually heard about this song long ago, but couldn’t find anywhere to download it, so I had to contact the band personally and ask for it so I could write about it. Since then, things have been made much easier, and there is a free download link available (which I will grant you later in the post), but for now, read about the exciting talent that is Aztecs.

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Bright Lights – Gary Clark Jr.

22 May

I am so close to school ending that it is teasing me. There are two days left until I am free to, well, work all day every day. Exciting isn’t it, that old life of mine. Anyway, the track that has been driving me through these final days that seem to go on forever is Gary Clark Jr’s Bright Lights. Continue reading

Doused – DIIV

16 May

I don’t think any human has ever been as tired as I am right now. Of course I don’t champion lazy journalism, but this isn’t lazy journalism. This is exhausted, drained, brainwashed,  I-have-an-exam-on-Friday journalism. I love you, but I cannot for the life of me muster the energy to give you much information about this song. 

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I Just Wanna Be – Born Blonde

15 May

Not often is it that I get to say “I’m good friends with the person in that band.” Sadly, this is not one of those times. The closest I’ve gotten is befriending Born Blonde’s lead singer’s sister, who may herself have a music career in the cards. I know, some families just get all the talent while others make websites talking about how incredible they are. It’s just the way the world works.

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Orifice Origami – Reptar

25 Apr

16 pages of English notes. “Holy crap!” I hear you yell from behind your computer screen. Yep, that’s a lot of notes to do in one night. You are perhaps, fortunate that my procrastination has reached the stage where I will provide you with new music, before I go elsewhere in search of thrills on this beautiful internet. Continue reading

Learn To Crawl – Black Lab

19 Apr

Don’t type Black Lab into Google. All you get are search results about puppies. I guess that kind of sums up Black Lab’s unfortunate fall from reasonable grace. When I say ‘reasonable grace,’ I mean featuring on the Spiderman soundtrack, which is where I heard this song, which explains why it’s called Learn To Crawl, which was (perhaps unsurprisingly) played in the part of the movie where Spiderman learns to crawl, which is cool. 

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Headlights – Morning Parade

11 Apr

Ah Los Angeles. How relaxing you are. I always find it funny how I come across some of my favorite music. Sometimes it’s on a TV show or in a movie, sometimes it’s from hearing things on the radio. Sometimes it’s just friends telling friends what they’ve been hearing lately. However, I found Headlights by Morning Parade yesterday, on a bicycle in hectic LA traffic, while waiting for a red light to turn green. An overweight, middle-aged man was blasting this song with the windows down and I thought it sounded good, so I memorised some of the lyrics and hey presto: Continue reading

Let’s Move Back To Front – Zulu Winter

9 Apr

Apologies for my brief hiatus! I’ve been in Los Angeles these last few days without access to a good internet connection. But now I have sought one out in order to let you know what those well-dressed, good-looking, non-smoking folks in LA are listening to. If this song is as good as the frontman’s jawline is defined, then you know you’re in for a treat! Continue reading

Stay Useless – Cloud Nothings

20 Mar

Here’s a cool little number that I heard over the weekend and thought you might like to hear. Cloud Nothings are a four-piece indie band from Cleveland, Ohio that starting playing music as a light hearted way to amuse themselves between college classes. Needless to say, it got even more amusing when the world realised how talented they were and their music started getting more and more recognition.

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Sooner Or Later – Mat Kearney

12 Jan

Here’s another gem that I was turned onto while I spent time in the US of A. In a vocal sense, Mat Kearney is Chris Martin. No really. When this first came on the radio, I thought it was a Coldplay song. It’s not. It’s a Mat Kearney song.

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