Following several single releases and an EP titled ‘A Little Late’, Carner has finally dropped his first full length LP. Featuring hit songs like ‘Ain’t Nothing Changed’ and ‘No CD’, The album expresses a rich soundscape of amplified hip hop samples and prosperous instrumentation that combine to compliment the unbelievable lyricism the South London rapper offers.
The new material is up with the bangers Ben Coyle-Larner produces so often, my personal favourites are ‘Mrs C’ and ‘Damselfly’, which features fellow up and coming musician ‘Tom Misch’. The track’s powerful and honest lyrics portray Carner’s personal woes and vulnerabilities but in an intricate and fascinating way.
I have said this time and time again but Loyle Carner is the most important UK rap artist on the scene right now and this album will be one to only rise in popularity throughout 2017, his live sets are just as good as his music so if you have a spare £20 go and see him on his up coming tour.
One of the most promising hip hop prospects currently in the UK, Benjamin Coyle-Larner has been busy releasing new material over the past year or so. Since his acclaimed debut EP ‘A Little Late’ he has grown a passionate following, selling out Shepherds Bush and playing stunning festival sets at the likes of Latitude and Bestival.
The music video itself is one of the most moving I have ever seen, the powerful visuals compliment the touching verses that Carner expresses on all his tracks, ‘The Isle Of Arran’ being no different. With piano based hooks, the tune takes a direction similar to that of ‘Florence’, one of the South London rapper’s previous releases but the old soul/hip hop samples just add so much more to this one.
This is a music video you have to check out, go and give it a click below:
Playing Reading and Leeds and Latitude this year, whilst amplifying their playful punk rock sound, the 4 piece are starting to gain the attention that they deserve. DJs in the calibre of Huw Stephens have been supporting Superglu for a while now and the charismatic outfit have just dropped a new track that will hopefully carry on their rise in the world of music.
‘Dreams’ oozes in modern punk rock melodies and screeching vocals, about ‘bb guns’ and ‘Rollerskating’; it is impossible to not like this song. I remember hearing it faintly in the distance after coming out, half dead, from the Cage The Elephant set at Reading and I just wish I had enough energy to go and catch the end of them headlining the introducing stage. Not going is a decision I am now hugely regretting.
Anyway go and check out their new single, it has energy and visceral guitar hooks in abundances so if you need waking up this morning just click the link below, the song is premiering on Gigslutz right now.
Announcing a new track and album in the same night probably gave most Jaws fans a heart attack. The 3 lads from Birmingham are back with a new release following up last years indie anthem ‘What We Haven’t Got Yet’ and ‘Right in Front of Me’ is certainly their catchiest yet; it’s been in my head all day today. Supported by DJs such as Huw Stephens and pretty much any alternative music magazine, it is fair to say that Jaws have a bright future ahead of them and if they keep combining the heaviness of some of their tracks with the soothing, grungy atmosphere of this one then they will have no problem maintaining their greatness.
When listening to Schofield and Co’s new material I feel they are lying on a spectrum smack bang in the middle of Peace and Mudhoney, they deviate between the thrashiness of some 80s/90s grunge and modern indie but this versatility makes the band very unique and like no other outfit out there. Twangy guitars, softening lyrics and drone like bass lines; what more could you want in a song on a rarely sunny afternoon in England? They are certainly a band forever on the rise and hopefully the release of the new album, ‘Simplicity’, will only escalate their success even more.
Preorder the album here and listen to ‘Right in Front of Me’.
The track listing for ‘Simplicity’ is:
1. Just a Boy
2. What We Haven’t Got Yet
3. Right in Front of Me
7. On the Sunshine
8. Work it Out9. In the Morning
10. A Brief Escape from Life
11. The Invisible Sleep
When Slaves announced the news of their second album the one worry I had was whether they’d turn into softies, like quite a few heavy bands have over the years. However after hearing their new material, including ‘Take Control’, it seems I shouldn’t have questioned this for a second. Produced by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, the song is 2 minutes of nothing but hardcore punk and I’m loving every second of it. The provocative lyrics, crunching baselines and thrashing drums will smash you into life, it’s quite possibly one of the best songs I’ve heard all year and will be hailed by punk rock fans for some time.
The music video is pretty cool too, Isaac and Laurie ride around on a two seated bike screaming their lyrics into the camera; it seems to have been filmed in the style of an old, grainy VHS video. There’s no band out there quite like Slaves, they are exactly what our generation needs, they speak truthfully and realistically; ‘Take Control’ only emphasises this. The album comes out on the 30th of September and you can preorder it now.
Check out the vid here:
Slaves are also going on tour, if there is a gig you have to see this year, this is it!
Following up from their single ‘C-Side’, The Wytches have released a more harmonious, sweet-sounding song in ‘Hannover Square’. Debuted by NME yesterday, the track is the B-side to their latest single, which will feature on the 4 piece’s second album ‘All Your Happy Life’; it seems to be shaping up nicely. The atmospheric and dreamy nature of the track makes for a calming listen and could be likened to previous songs in the calibre of ‘The Waving Snowman’, which came from their home recordings ep.
The psychedelic, echoing guitar effects and soothing voice of Kristian Bell showcase the versatility of the Wytches’ sound and even the route they may be going down for their second album; nevertheless we will have to wait until the 30th of this month.