Friday 27 May 2016

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 27/05/2015: Gojira, Lone, Tom Misch and more...

Two of my favourite musical acts ever, Gojira and Lone, just released new music this week. How do my ears cope with this? How will my loins cope? In any case, I’ll try not to fangirl too much. Let’s begin…


'Silvera' - Gojira

NEW GOJIRA OMFGWTFBBQ I’M RUNNING NAKED THROUGH THE STREETS IN CELEBRATION!!! Oops … I said I wouldn’t fangirl. After releasing previous single ‘Stranded’ the other week, the French riffmongers seem to be continuing their abandonment of unpredictable song structures and tricky time signatures in exchange for catchy guitars and anthemic choruses. Whilst it was fun to see them boasting their technical side, I can definitely deal with this new straightforward headbanger approach. Besides they still take the time to boast some ridiculously speedy tapping at the end. Watch out Eddie Van Halen, you have competition!

'Backtail Was Heavy' - Lone

NEW LONE OMGOMGOMG I’M RUNNING OUT OF LOTION … I’ve got to stop these enthusiastic outbursts. In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m a big fan of this UK EDM producer. Rejecting his signature woozy chords, it seems Lone too is changing up his style though, instead adopting an old-skool Prodigy vibe. Heavy percussion and rave stabs make for quite the change in pace from the Nottingham beatsmith’s last record Reality Testing, seemingly reigniting the energy of Galaxy Garden. Non-Lone fans won’t have the foggiest idea what I’m on about. My response – educate yourself by downloading Lone’s discography and live happily ever after.

'Rogue Fossil' - Virus

It’s been a fine week for metal. Blending theatrical creepy crooning and dissonant Voivod-esque guitar harmonies, this Norwegian experimental outfit will appeal to any mosh veteran looking for something a little off-kilter. It’s a little more succinct than their last seven minute single ‘Steamer’, and we’re offered funky bass grooves instead of theremin this time around. The campy horror vibe meanwhile excitedly remains. Their upcoming album is certain to be oodles of fun.

'Watch me Dance' - Tom Misch

London producer/multi-instrumentalist/singer Tom Misch drops some gorgeous strings before diving into some slinky jazz-funk.  I SAID IT WAS A FINE WEEK FOR METAL. Honestly though, even metalheads will be unable to deny the feelgood factor.

'Nothing But Good' - Fake Laugh

My Soundcloud stumble-upon of the week – what marvellous genre is this? And are those guitars or synths? Because whatever they are, they sound awesome. Nothing but good indeed.


'Lost in Space' - Kendra Wilkinson

I really want this godawful track to get lost in space where no-one can ever hear it ever again.