2020s

Hot off the press (yesterday) comes this collaboration between the two top synth pop duos of our time. Or – let’s be fair – any other time. (more…)

Beton – Kyiv Calling

22nd March 2022 · 2020s, 2022, Punk

Here’s a familiar song as it’s never been heard before.
Ukrainian punk band Beton have reimagined The Clash’s hit single London Calling as an “anthem of solidarity and hope” for their people amid the Russian invasion.

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Warpaint – Champion

21st March 2022 · 2020s, 2022, Music

Warpaint return from a six-year lay-off with the same line-up but a glitchy, claustrophobic new sound on Champion. (more…)

In many ways Bodega seem like a computer-generated hipster band from Brooklyn, if not the most pretentious band in the world. But I like ’em. (more…)

Steady Habits sound like an old-timey country music band from somewhere in the American South – but actually come from Oxford. (more…)

Music with a message doesn’t come much more infectious than Charlotte Adigéry’s anti-racist dance banger, Blenda. (more…)

A second new tune by Sharon Van Etten in as many months suggests a new solo album must be on the horizon. (more…)

As Russia invades Ukraine, here’s a message for all the world, conveyed in the lockdown video shot at home by Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme. (more…)

Gary Brooker was the Hackney-born pianist and singer with Britain’s originators of progressive rock, Procol Harum. (more…)

L.A. Witch – Motorcycle Boy

21st February 2022 · 2020s, 2022, Music

L.A.Witch are a kind of psychedelic surfer stoner trio who sound like the Jesus & Mary Chain might have done if they’d come from the Valley instead of a high-rise council estate outside Glasgow. (more…)