With a beat inspired by South Asian music seasoned with a dash of South LA, and lyrics [in Urdu] that demand respect from oppressors, 'Rozi' will make anyone feel like a superhero" - Consequence presents the new single by Eva B. She has been called Pakistan's first female rapper. who decided to keep her face and identity hidden.

The song count
April 19, 2022

Watch new Interpol and Crosses videos

Plenty of tamed sexuality and running in the latest Interpol and ††† (Crosses) videos. New York post punk band shared 'Something Changed' from their upcoming seventh studio album with a video showing a naked pair on the run from Interpol's own Paul Banks. “Reality and reverie converge and our two lead characters find themselves in a kind of dream state – being pursued inexorably by an ominous figure (played by myself.) The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance. I’m sure you could look at a psychoanalysis, in the context of a pandemic, why an artist who typically writes morose shit might go in a different direction” - Banks explained the narrative behind the video. ††† (Crosses) also go to explore sexuality in their latest video 'Protection'.

Easter bunny came early
March 22, 2022

A great new song by Fontaines D.C.

An awesome bassline, some seriously great grooves and a killer melody on Dublin post-punk band's new song. 'Skinty Fia' is taken from the new album of the same name, out 22nd April on Partisan Records.

Greentea Peng

The Smile continue their walk on the edges of early Radiohead and avant-garde sound on 'Skrting On The Surface'; Greentea Peng shares her first new track since last year’s debut album - the psychedelic r’n’b ‘Your Mind’; Father John Misty's 'Goodbye Mr. Blue' is pleasant and comforting, just like the nature; a reminder of Jenny Hval’s recently released album, her gorgeous single ‘A Year of Love’.

Many friends yet still loners
March 17, 2022

Arcade Fire announce new album with a new single

Arcade Fire have announced their new album 'WE', which deals in topics of isolation and human connection - the band’s sixth full-length is due out on May 6th. Arcade Fire set out to record an album in February 2020, but when the pandemic began, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne decided to write more songs - “It was the longest we’ve ever spent writing, uninterrupted, probably ever,” Butler said in a statement. The project was produced by Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich. They’ve shared the first single, 'The Lightning I, II' - listen to it below.

'Pierced Arrows' from Hurray for the Riff Raff's new album is just plain and simple a great pop rock song; rapper Denzel Curry meets drum’n’bass on ‘Zatoichi’; Yves Tumor shares an electro-rock song ‘Secrecy Is Incredibly Important To The Both of Them’, featuring a not-to-miss video; Florence + the Machine shares the first single from her fifth studio album, a ready-to-explode 'King' with yet another great video; Toro y Moi sail smooth and psychedelic on 'The Loop'.

Defcee

Defcee & Messiah Musik share ‘Shortcuts’, a bit of left-of-the-field smooth and saucy rap; Ghostface Killah and Raekwon drop a minimalist and psychedelic collaboration ‘Bob James Freestyle’; interesting song by producer Daedelus and poet Joshua Idehen, an ephemeral and haunting electronic spoken-word ‘Standing in My Own Way’; Sevdaliza shares a cold and rhythmical, industrial even ‘The Great Hope Design’.

Nell Smith, a 14-year-old girl from Leeds, and psychedelic heroes The Flaming Lips have unveiled their new album 'Where the Viaduct Looms', with nine Nick Cave covers. It all started three years ago when Smith became an instantly-recognizable regular at Flaming Lips shows thanks to her penchant for wearing a parrot costume, Consequence reports.

Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt shares ephemeral and groovy ‘2010’; a lovely folk rock song ‘How Could I Have Known’ by Companion; Ibeyi brings R&B, neo-soul, jazz, and Cuban folk music into 'Made of Gold' featuring Pa Salieu; Tokyo screamo band Lang shares a ripper ‘Forget me Not’; Eddie Vedder’s new song ‘The Haves’ is just - Pearl Jam singer singing those lovely songs of his!; Singapore's Naedr share an extended version of ‘Asunder’ with added strings; Nick Cave & Warren Ellis share ‘We Are Not Alone’ from documentary ‘La Panthére des Neiges’ which follows wildlife photographer Vincent Munier and novelist Sylvain Tesson as they explore the valleys of the Tibetan plateau for unique animals.

Big Thief

Big Thief touch into death and love on ‘Change’, although simply and directly; Robert Glasper does his jazz/hip-hop/r’n’b thing on ‘Shine’; Dean Wareham sends a strong and simple message about loss on ‘As Much As It Was Worth’ - “it hurts, just as much as it was worth”; Sonically, Stick in the Wheel are delicate and gentle combining electronics and folk, emotionally, on ‘The Cuckoo’ they’re quite heavy.

The song count
October 06, 2021

Alewya makes a turn with 'Play'

London model-turned-singer Alewya started with club music, before making a U-turn into live jazzy guitar music in the past year. Now she's back on the clubby track. Her new song 'Play' combines moody disco and afro-beat with a catchy melody on top.

'Working For the Knife' "arrives with the kind of energy that tosses you back in your scarlet theater seat and keeps you nervously eating popcorn, licking the salt the same way Mitski licks the staircase at 2:08 in the video" - Rolling Stone presents new song by the singer-songwriter. The video is "a strangely compelling short film starring a reluctant performer returning to the spotlight".

Olivia Vedder

Marisa Anderson & William Tyler released their new album with the haunting ‘Haunted By Water’ closing the LP; house producer Ross From Friends shares 'The Daisy', accompanied by a funny and amazing Rubic-cube-themed video; Eddie Vedder’s daughter Olivia Vedder shares a song ‘My Father’s Daughter', written by her dad and Irish songwriter Glen Hansard for the new Sean Penn movie ‘Flag Day’; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are back in collaborative action with ‘Can’t Let Go’; Esperanza Spalding shares ‘Formwela 10’, song created “for grieving the consequences of, becoming more alert to, and dissolving one’s own romantic-entitlement tendencies”; Berlin-based saxophonist Bendik Giske shares a minimalist and atmospheric 'Flutter'.

The song count
August 14, 2021

Best new songs: Eera, Tasha, Boldy James...

Eera

Norwegian Eera became a musician although her grandfather, a conductor, told her not to, luckily she did - she shared a mighty guitar-pop song 'Ladder' from her debut album; Denzel Curry hits a bull-eye with “You don’t need to brag or dress up when all your shit flame” on ‘The Game’; EarthGang flip Erykah Baud’s ‘Window Seat’ on ‘Erykah’; Bouquet share atmospheric hardcore song ‘Southpaw’; IDHAZ goes into pop’s leftfield on ‘If I Am Afraid’; Boldy James delivers some great raps on The Alchemist produced ‘Turpentine’; just a lovely guitar-and-strings song ‘Lake Superior’ by Tasha; Carcass mix death-metal and hard-rock (death-rock?!?) on their first new song in eight years 'Dance of Ixtab'; Brooklyn rapper Ka shares a moody song 'I Notice'.

Phoebe Bridgers has shared her cover of Metallica’s 'Nothing Else Matters', about to be released on the covers album 'The Metallica Blacklist'. Bridgers said - "I feel like my version almost sounds baroque. Literally, James [Hetfield] does all sorts of weird octave jumps and stuff that I can’t do, and I almost have a Billie Eilish approach of right by the microphone, performing it the opposite of them, which was really fun to lean into”.

Blaq Bandana

Ugandan rapper Blaq Bandana and Italian producer Still mix trap, drill, cut kuduro, and electro on ‘Nkwaata’; Lowertown rolls a delicate acoustic guitar on the verge of exploding on ‘The Gaping Mouth’; we have heard it all from the post-rock front, but still, the way Shy, Low mix energy and beauty on ‘Helioentropy’ deserves a recommendation; Moritz Von Oswald Trio slide between minimal techno, jazz, and avant-ambient electronics on ‘Chapter 4’; Courtney Barnett shares some delicate guitar work on ‘Before You Gotta Go’; Big Thief share a feather-light love song 'Little Things'.

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