Beware of the Dogs is a solid indie rock and pop album thanks to Stella Donnelly's songwriting personality, though she's still finding her voice.
Kero Kero Bonito make their Polyvinyl debut with a pretty radical departure from the signature sound cemented on Bonito Generation. Thankfully, Time 'n' Place is every bit as good as that album.
Apart from the great lead single "Only Acting," this new Kero Kero Bonito EP is pretty scant.
Kero Kero Bonito is back with a new single called "Only Acting," which is being heralded as their first song to prominently feature rock instrumentation. The hook is power pop bliss, but there's a bit of a dark undercurrent to the whole thing, which I at first suspected came simply from the uncanny VHS quality of the music video. But of course that darkness eventually comes to the surface when the song (to steal a reference from the YouTube comment section) goes Doki Doki on our asses.
No word on a new album just yet, but I can already tell this'll be the one to convert Myke C-Town, mark my words. In the meantime, you can find Anthony's review of the band's debut LP Bonito Generation here.
Alvvays' sophomore album offers some of the best dream and jangle pop I've heard in years.
The new Sunny Day In Glasgow record is riddled with messy imperfections, but it's also one of the most creatively produced shoegaze and noise pop albums in the last few years.
The latest Magnetic Fields album sees the band returning to form a bit with the incorporation of synthesizers, but it just doesn't feel like the old days, to me.