Lorne Thomson's gallery from the first day of Portsmouth's Victorious Festival, featuring The Flaming Lips, Primal Scream, The Magic Numbers and Peter Hook.
Updates from New Order, The Coral, Gnarwolves, Honeyblood and more!
This week’s folky contingent is led by the insanely jaunty ‘For One Night Only’ from <b>King Creosote</b> which is so catchy that you aren’t surprised to find it is taken from <i>From Scotland With Love</i>, a film created for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Less enjoyable is ‘Let Your Roots Grow’ an overwrought attempt at a Mumford & Sons style epic by <b>Tom Figgins</b> that just ends up sounding just like the other 327,000 singer/songwriters attempting to get a small piece of the same pie.<p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FG-PBM7BmMQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yP0RAd3HSNs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>Once part of the hugely successful Lostprophets, the members of <b>No Devotion</b> have a huge task ahead of them to disassociate themselves from the actions of their vile former frontman but the fuzzy, synth heavy ballad ‘Stay' is a decent if overly repetitive, first step. It is also far superior to the deathly dull, derivative and by-the-numbers emo/rocker ‘Here We Go’ from <b>Lower Than Atlantis.</b><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5S1O3D8Q7_A?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AXpdFqZt4Us?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>For this week’s biggest laugh look no further than the hideously insipid, indie kid, cod reggae rubbish ‘Rude’ by Toronto based <b>Magic!</b>. Awful in every possible respect. <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PIh2xe4jnpk?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p><b><center>Single of the Week</b></center>This week’s stand out single is ‘Super Rat’ from Glaswegian duo <b>Honeyblood</b>. An off kilter and darkly acerbic tale of a rather unpleasant fellow that draws you in to its lair with a disarmingly sweet vocal delivery before attacking your senses with a fuzzed up barrage of noise. Deeply thrilling. If you don’t believe me just check out Gary K’s review of their <a href="http://music.thedigitalfix.com/content/20559/honeyblood-review.html"> eponymous debut album. </a><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154611953&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"></iframe>
TMF favourite Lorde avoids being the class clown this week, taking the crown for this week's SOTW.