12 Years A Slave

I have been a fan of director Steve McQueen after watching his 2011 film “Shame”. The movie which stars Michael Fassbender as a man with a sexual addiction instantly captivated me with its moving portrayal of a man who is unable to confront his demons. I watched McQueen’s first film “Hunger” a short while after…

High Highs: Bridge

Australian indie rock band High Highs released their debut album “Open Season” last year. The album features a low-key folk rock/indie rock sound with a gradually building atmosphere. Vocalist and guitarist Jack Milas’ voice swirls around the softly chiming guitars. “Bridge” is one of the best tracks on the album. It is one of the…

Miguel live

When Miguel released his debut album “All I Want is You” in 2010, the record seemed to disappear as quickly as it came out. The title track which featured rapper J. Cole was a modest hit and that was as far as the singles from the album went. This lack of attention seemed to fuel…

A Tribe Called Quest: Phony Rappers

A Tribe Called Quest is one of the best rap groups when it comes to taking it easy and unwinding. Their laid-back flow and jazzy beats always does the trick. No matter how annoyed or agitated you may be, their music instantly calms you down and puts things into perspective. Their discography is definitely a…

Cymbals Eat Guitars: Warning

Cymbals Eat Guitars are releasing their third album “Lose” tomorrow and the singles they have released in support of the album have been absolutely amazing. “Warning” is one of those great tracks that still showcases the band’s noise rock influences. It is loud and abrasive but also reflective. Check it out.

I’m Here (Spike Jonze short film)

Spike Jonze has become an auteur in film-making for his unique and interesting films. All of his films have been met with critical acclaim and have topped critics best films lists. In 2010 he made a short film called “I’m Here” which was based upon the book “The Giving Tree”. Andrew Garfield and Sienna Guillory…

Kele: Trick (album teaser)

Bloc Party frontman and house producer Kele is releasing his new album “Trick” this October. The teaser suggests that the album is going to have a UK garage feel which will fit well with Kele’s vocals. Check it out.

Burial: Fostercare

I feel like I am way behind the curve on whats been going on in the electronic music genre. I recently discovered a boatload of artists that are making really engaging music in this genre and have been listening to them constantly. Burial is one of these new discoveries that makes downbeat electronica music. There…