Listen: Widowspeak - 'Nightcrawlers'
This track starts off a bit like a dirty, smoky version of Miserlou. You half expect it to fade out and be replaced by Kool and the Gang’s Jungle Boogie as Travolta and Jackson begin discussing burgers and Europe. That’s when the dreamy, almost haunting vocal of Molly Hamilton kicks in demanding your attention. 'Nightcrawlers' remains surfy but serious keeping your attention with some fairly muscular guitars and demanding drums. The guitar solo towards the end brings memories of, maybe not The Doors, but certainly Apocalypse Now.
There’s a dark drama to 'Nightcrawlers' which betrays the coastal feel and makes the track all the more beneficial for it. The trio deliver a story of being new and lost in a big city which is definitely worth listening to. The nostalgic feel helps the fact they are such a new band and are displaying an encouraging maturity.
New York City duo Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church - Exitmusic - write songs so calming, I'm convinced that if the second single from their From Silence EP, 'The Hours', was played from police riot vans during the nationwide riots last week, we'd have seen hooded 'youths' put down their assorted weapons stroke each others faces with flower petals. [read more]
A talented collective of North East musicians (including former Golden Virgins’ frontman and singer songwriter Lucas Renney) The Union Choir has seen people come and go over the last couple of years before finally settling on a line up of 9. Or is it 8? Regardless, the music is dark, brooding thoughtful pop – reminiscent of Echo And The Bunnymen and The Smiths. [read more]
We assure you that when we posted our track review on the Star Slinger Toro Y Moi remix about 5 minutes ago, we had no idea that he had posted another remix. The opening line of that review was by no means influenced by our knowledge of this remix.* [read more]