Six years on from their debut EP, Carbonated, which lived up its name with bursts of fizzing, popping beats like dubstep through a soda fountain, Mount Kimbie release a third full album and enter a more complex phase; one that could even be described as mature. Love What Survives continues a progression from their original incarnation as two guys and a row of knobs to guest vocalists, instruments and layers of production. Fortunately, listening to Dominic Mak...Read more
We’ve talked about The Sour Seeds before and we’ve talked to them as well but this is practically a new band so it’s fitting that they have chosen to name their latest EP Vol. 1. With former members of the band off playing as The New 52, guitarist Seany Lay has rebuilt the band and reinvented their sound.
New singer Niamh O’Raw is the focal point of the new tunes and the loungey, jazz-funk feel of the songs complements her soulful tones. They have retained...Read more
Re-TROS, or Rebuilding the Rights of Statues, are bidding to be the first Chinese band to go global. Formed in Nanjing in 2004 and now based in Beijing, the trio are heroes of the Chinese underground rock scene. They are influenced by Joy Division, Bauhaus, Battles, Fugazi, Liars, TV On The Radio and Brian Eno, who has played on one of their earlier EPs. They signed to China’s biggest indie label Modern Sky and are attempting to break the rest of the world wi...Read more