Singles of the Week
As night follows day, so we have another collection of singles to regale you with. Onwards
Showcasing the rockier edge to their recent album FOUR, 'Kettling' still shows that however loud Bloc Party turn up the amps, they never forget their way around a hook. Utterly terrific and, arguably, one of their finest efforts since the Silent Alarm era.
You get bolt from Colt 45, or so the old ad campaign ran, but rather than music from a ropey beer advert this is the new EP from Cumbrian rockers Colt 45. Ignoring the lighter in the area soppiness of the awful ‘I’m Drowning, Not Waving’, this is a solid chunk of no nonsense hard rock that is exemplified by the almost hardcore pounding of closer ‘Brick Wall’. A good effort that should find a lot of love from lovers of decent rock music everywhere.
Kyla La Grange
Rather excellent little tune from Kyla La Grange. Her breathy baby doll voice is wonderfully incongruous with the passionately dramatic music building up behind her. 'Been Better', as well as the glorious b-side 'To Be Torn' evoke the songs you wish Kate Bush still made. Beautiful.
A nice and gentle appetiser for Rhye's full length debut due next year, 'The Fall' soothes the ears with its laidback strings and piano combo, layered on top with hushed vocals. Really quite lovely.
Stripped away from their rather dull debut album, this gently lilting piece of early 70s style laid back folk rock would fit nicely in to the soundtrack for a lazy Sunday morning.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Single of the Week
Funeral For A Friend
This first offering from the welsh rockers upcoming sixth album Conduit is a full throated, rifftasic slab of melodic hardcore that is powerful enough to get even cynical old rockers like me bouncing around like an excitable teenager. Jägerbombs all round.