Alongside these feats -- and ultra-specific world records -- White has also contributed to a number of big name releases, such as A Tribe Called Quest's We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service and Beyoncé's Lemonade. His involvement with and influence from the hip-hop community is blatant on his latest solo release, Boarding House Reach. With a roster that hosts some incredible session musicians, such as drummer Louis Cato (Beyonce, Q-Tip),...Read more
Beware - Creep Show aim to tease and seduce, with the dark, incendiary electronica of 'Mr Dynamite' harking back to the anything-goes post-punk aesthetic of the late 70s. The work of Benge, Tuung's Phil Winter, Cabaret Voltaire frontman Stephen Mallinder and everyone's favourite mellifluous alt-crooner, John Grant, they ensure the record never stands still, from the slinky 'Modern Parenting' to 'Tokyo Metro' and its angular, 8-bit electro. The closing...Read more
A lot is made of Yo La Tengo's love of a cover version. Sir Douglas Quintet. Sun Ra. The Rutles. The Parliaments. From 1990's impeccable Fakebook through to 2015's Stuff Like That There via covers-only Hanukkah sets and "anonymous" Condo Fucks albums, the knowledge and love the Hoboken indie-rock trio have for rock canon is as genuine as it is impeccably observed. But there's the rub. We know Yo La Tengo can sound like The Flamin' Groovies, but, well,...Read more
Glancing at the artwork for Cocoa Sugar, one is instantly reminded of Bacon's work. With its distorted and menacing anatomy, it simultaneously provokes both revulsion and awe. Like Bacon, Young Fathers have often borrowed inspiration from far-reaching genres to create their own unique art and socio-political commentary. Cocoa Sugar is the sound of the three-piece brilliantly streamlining their art to piercing and disarming effect. Whilst recording...Read more
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