An Update – The Music Roundup

Hi guys. I know it has been a very long time since I wrote my last article, so I will first and foremost apologise. However, over the last few months I have been busier than ever. Whilst I have certainly been listening to music, a packed schedule has prevented me from putting those thoughts onto…

The Music Roundup Week 36: Great 2020 EPs!

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. I Troldskog Faren Vild by Ulver (1994)- This Norwegian band is about as genre-defying as they come, working in genres as far-ranging as black metal and synth-pop. However, I am featuring the opener from their 1994 black metal debut Bergtatt, a surprisingly accessible affair that is an excellent place for anyone looking…

The Music Roundup Week 35: Toxicity and Obsession: My Thoughts on ‘Stan’ Culture

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Cold by Father (2015)- Translated from Korean, this artist belongs to a genre known as deathdream, a sound utilised by a small collection of artists on Bandcamp. Combining the worlds of vaporwave and drone, Cold is the opening track to Father's 2015 record White Death (again, translated from Korean), a gorgeous yet hauntingly devastating…

The Music Roundup Week 34: 3 Albums to get You into Experimental Hip-Hop

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Valleys by Working Men's Club (2020)- The opener to the British band's impressive debut sets the tone for the record well, demonstrating their smooth brand of dance-punk through driving bass, swirling synths and a confident performance from frontman Sydney Minsky-Sargeant.  2. Desire Lines by Deerhunter (2010)- My interest in this…

The Music Roundup Week 22: Dealing with Musical Burnout

10 Tracks on Repeat: 1. ooh la la by Run the Jewels (2020)- Coming at the opportune time, alternative/experimental hip-hop duo Run the Jewels have come through with an excellent surprise release. The highlight of the stacked LP is lead single ooh la la, a straightforward yet thrilling rap banger complete with some great verses and thumping…

The Music Roundup: Week 5

10 Songs on repeat this week: 1. Soaked by BENEE (2018)- A staple of the modern Australian/New Zealand alternative pop scene, Soaked is a catchy and incredibly well-produced track. 2. Dance by ESG (1983)- If repetition is done well, then it is often brilliant, such as with this dance-punk track from the all-female New York…

The Music Roundup: Week 4

10 tracks on repeat: 1. Oblivion by Grimes (2012)- A catchy, atmospheric and synth-driven number of Grimes gorgeous 2012 LP Visions.  2. Fever by Preoccupations (2016)- There is something joyfully vintage about this song, the Canadian four-piece is creating an 80s sounding post-punk number complete with a killer guitar riff. 3. Meat Grinder by Madvillian (2004)-…