Shout out to all you non-believers queuing up for Christmas presents. The process of making the stuff you resent having to buy is strangling the Earth and will be the death of your grandchildren. At least you'll be able to say that you kept up with your peers - here are your singles of the week:


Nevermen - 'Mr Mistake'

I remember Doseone saying in an interview years ago that he had been talking to Tunde from TV on the Radio about the future of music, and how he had some ideas that were totally out there incredible, well, they've thrown in Mike Patton too... Like their previous track, 'Tough Towns', this is several levels above anything that I've heard in a long time and I don't know how to write about it in a way that doesn't just jam it onboard the bullshit train with everything else.


Bror Forsgren - 'I Had A Dream Last Night'

Bror Forsgren used to make music with Jaga Jazzist but now he makes music on his own and stars in classic running-towards-the-camera music videos, he also has sexy dreams about his past and writes incredibly enjoyable pop music that doesn't follow the usual rules. I mean, it hits the chorus quickly, but where it goes after that is anything but normal.


Teleman - 'Fall In Time'

Teleman are one of those bands that have always been half a step away from doing something I can really get excited about, there is nothing especially wrong with anything they've done, I've just never been fully enthused by them. I'm always left with the feeling that something is missing or slightly off, this is a painfully similar story for the first two minutes, and then it shows enough in the crescendo for me to want so much more from them. I truly hope their new album, due in Q1 of next year, delivers on the promise they've shown.


Swim - 'Lying To You'

This is fine isn't it, you know where you are early on and it doesn't really go anywhere, but it's nice enough isn't it. I mean, I won't remember to look for anything else from them, I've already forgotten who made it, but it's nice internet music that I enjoyed for the duration of time that it was playing.


Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - 'Four (Darkstar Remix)'

Do I need to explain who Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm are at this point? If you don't know who they are may I suggest you use an internet search engine to have a little look. Do I need to explain who Darkstar are? I don't want to be a prick about it, but Foam Island is one of the most important electronic albums to be released in the UK for a few years. Anyway, all these elements add up to this lovely remix, which to my ears is light years away from most of the internet vibe generators. Subtlety is a strong point.


Astronautica - '*69'

This is taken from an album called Gemini that comes out at the end of January, it's the first song on the album but I think it makes a nice final song to sit and drift though. You can pretend you're somewhere else, or someone else, whatever you need.



I'll be back with a rebranded column in the new year but for now I think that's quite enough. I promise to give everything I write 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.