It's becoming clearer by the day how previously respected figures from the upper echelons of our society's hierarchy are now just figureheads or pawns with the wider concern of corporate greed, as they stifle the access we initially had to information on the internet we are beginning to see increasing numbers of people participating in our movement. What interests me is the difference between how I interpret an event as it happens and how it is reported, how the media is becoming shorthand for the intentions of the people that own it... Wait, I meant to type that in the other box, let me start again.

There is one constant in my life and that constant is music. If one band disappoints me I can usually find consolation in the arms of at least five who don't. The internet is a beautiful tool that we are mostly using wrong, mainly because arsehole manpricks like me can't type 'beautiful tool' without doing a lol. Here are your singles of the week:


Iglooghost - 'Gold Coat' (ft. Cuushe)

There are so many pathways through this that I confuse myself trying to comprehend it. It's a bit 'euphoric club anthem' for my taste, in places, but on the whole there is enough going on to keep it enjoyable. Certainly worth exploring and getting excited for the forthcoming EP on Brainfeeder, also it's worth tempering any critique with the knowledge that this kid is only 18 - when I was 18 I wasn't even listening to music this good, let alone making it.


Tortoise - 'Gesceap'

Talking of which - Tortoise are the masters at providing different pathways for your brain. During this song they slowly snuff each one out, one by one, until it feels entirely claustrophobic. Then they allow you a calm and gentle exit route. They know what they are doing, they are reliable, you can trust them. Their new album is out in the new year.


2001 - 'Broke Me In Two'

I cried my eyes out through a Joan As Police Woman set a few lifetimes ago - I'm a fan. The email I wrote to her afterwards was the moment I realised I wanted to write about music, or rather the moment I realised that discussing the human reaction to art could be as essential as discussing the art itself, or at least it is an enjoyable pursuit and something I should attempt to do instead of just writing stories and being too scared to share them. 2001 is Joan Wasser and Benjamin Lazar Davis and this is their first single. It's got a little more emphasis on the swing that has always been present in her solo work and it really benefits for it. The album will be incredible.


Run The Jewels - 'Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)'

Run. The. Jewels. You either want Mike and El to succeed or you don't. You either like it or you don't. Me? I get the feeling El-P is using up a bunch of beats that were too straightforward for his own shit and is having massive success with them because of the chemistry he has with Killer Mike. The prick in me wants him to go back to making weirder esoteric beats, but there is no part of me that is unhappy for the success they are having - they deserve everything and more. I couldn't be happier for them. As they say in Norfolk, this one go hard.


Fadoul -'Sid Redad'

There is only one way to follow Run The Jewels and that is clearly with a cover of James Brown from Egypt, recorded in the seventies, sung in Arabic and backed by a three-piece who would lose their charm if they learnt to play their instruments better. This is perfection. An album of their material is being issued by the impeccable Habibi Funk if you're interested.


Inventions - 'Hearing Loss (Opening Edit)'

Maze of Woods is a fucking delight, as albums go, it is one that continues to grow with each listen without ever really overwhelming you. It just is, it washes over you, gently altering your frame of mind for the better - this is a step further down that line. I'm really glad that Inventions are developing into their own niche, coming from post rock pedigree it'd be easy for them to relax and play it safe, but like all good pioneers they continue to blaze a trail.


Briana Marela - 'Dani'

This is beautiful. Just stare out of the window, at the ceiling, at the floor through the gaps between your fingers, into the eyes of your one true love - whatever is easiest. Just allow yourself five and a half minutes out of your entire life to dwell on this.



Here is the original, but I think that's quite enough. I promise to give this column all of the care and attention that something that is outdated and overlooked in a couple of days deserves. You can submit your music to The 405 by using your initiative and clicking around the site, although I will unsubscribe from your mailing list. Have a great day.