Phoenix – ‘Identical’


Phoenix have shared ‘Identical’ – their first new material since 2017’s brilliant ‘Ti Amo’ album’. The song features on the soundtrack for Sofia Coppola’s new film ‘On the Rocks’, starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans. The band have also written the score for this film. ‘Identical’ opens with stop-start synth beats before Thomas…

Spectral Nights: Top Glastonbury Festival Sets


As we’ve now reached 1,000 posts* (as our friends at For the Rabbits said when they reached this landmark, that’s a lot of words to basically say ‘I like this song/band/album etc’) we thought we’d look back over the Glastonbury Festivals we’ve attended and choose a set that lit up Worthy Farm from each year.…

Introducing: Celebration Guns


Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Celebration Guns introduced themselves as an ‘indie/emo/progressive’ band and while it’s true they do dip their toes into each of those genres, we believe they may be underselling themselves a little. Having just released a split EP with fellow Arizonians B.O.T.S (also well worth checking out, they reminded us of Adventures),…

Top 5 albums of 2013


In our second batch of ‘Top 5s of 2013’, we take a look at the long players that have soundtracked the past twelve months. Again, they’re featured in no particular order. Dutch Uncles – Out of Touch in the Wild It was third album lucky for Dutch Uncles as this release finally got them the…

Glastonbury 2013 – preview


After a long two years, the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts makes its return this week. The 42nd festival at Worthy Farm has already had organisers Michael and Emily Eavis claiming it will be one of the best yet and, as of Monday 24 June, there’s also very promising weather forecasts. Don’t forget to…