Wednesday, 23 October 2013


There's something about the dark, twisted beauty of Indiana that I adore. The flip side of the hearts and flowers part of love, the complete and utter devotion - musically and lyrically - to how twisted and malevolent it can make you feel. How it can turn you to "beautiful psychosis". The unapologetic want for revenge.

Enjoy "Mess Around" and throw it at the last person who messed you up. Let them know that they owe you.

Do you think you own me, just because I didn't tell?
You didn't see me slowly rise again, regain my strength.
You don't know what you started, you know I'm not what you have done.
Never to be parted from my dirt; we are as one.

And I'm haunted and reckless, feeling taunted and restless.
It's a fire you started and I don't want to put it out.

Don't you wanna mess around?

I need you to notice
I need you to gaze upon my beautiful psychosis
I have found to bring you down.
While your heart's still beating, I will not stop, I will not rest.
Your suffering completes me: I'll take no more, I want no less.

And I'm haunted and reckless, feeling taunted and restless.
It's a fire you started and I don't want to put it out.

Don't you wanna mess around?

Show you all the ashes of my fire, of my fire...

Don't you wanna mess around?
Mess around...?

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Song of the Day - "Medusa" by GEMS

Mixing ethereal vocals with off-beat drums and a distinctly West Coast, surfer-summer guitar riff, GEMS (otherwise known as Clifford John Usher and Lindsay Pitts) have knocked it out of the park with their latest dreamy single "Medusa"; a single which, quite frankly, feels like the audio equivalent of flying.

Forming in Washington D.C. in 2012, the duo already have 6 solid singles to their name with each offering a varying sound, making them very difficult to pigeon hole - which, in a world where we require our music to have a "label", to me seems strangely refreshing.

"Medusa" is officially released on Nov. 12th and, if you're in and around New York and fancy catching them live, will be performing at the Brooklyn Bowl on October 16th and the Mercury Lounge in New York City on October 17th.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Song of the Day | "Lorde - Tennis Court"

What is it about the younger generations that make them so geared towards success?
Lorde - born Yelich-O'Connor - is only 16 but her talent was first spotted when she was just 12 years old and singing in a talent show. Since then she's had a number 1 in her homeland of New Zealand has even had to step in for Frank Ocean at an Australian music festival.

"Tennis Court" really shows off this young woman's incredible style and talent and the retro-inspired, ethereal electro/alt-pop sound that's incredibly popular right now with the likes of MS MR, MO and London Grammar.

Lorde's debut release "Pure Heroine" is out on the 30th of September.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Song Of The Day: Ben Khan - Drive (Part 1)

Ben Khan would seem to be a mysterious, enigmatic and elusive character in music - that's right. I looked up some information to give you on the new music maestro but came up with nothing, save these few facts:

     - Judging by his Tumblr URL, he was (presumably) born in 1992, making him another                    sickeningly talented youth alongside the likes of Madeon and Flume.
     - Drive (Part 1) sounds like the bastard love child of a glorious Jai Paul, Jamie Woon and            James Blake musical orgy.

(He also deserves more followers on Twitter for someone who Zane Lowe repped on Radio 1 but that really is just personal opinion).

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Zero 7 - On My Own


"On My Own", a 9 minute 10 minute second track of epic proportions, appears to have taken a leaf out of Daft Punk (and anybody else relevant right now)'s book and decided that some retro synths, funky basses and old school guitar riffs are, without a shadow of a doubt, the way forward. And have thrown in a little extra oriental flavour too, just for good measure.

The single will be released on the 26th of August and will include the track "Don't Call It Love" as a b-side.