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Album Review : LCD Soundsystem’s ‘American Dream’

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Ben Shields records under the name Dull Reality and, although it’s an easy observation to make, his music is anything but. Shields works almost purely in the realms of electronic sounds – shape shifting electronica that is complex and multi-layered and given impetus and wings by his extraordinary vocal range and vivid imagination. Opening track …

Australia’s Polish Club have just released their album ‘Now We’re Cookin”, and it’s a very pleasant ray of sunshine when all else around is dark. And yet this bright ray of colour is a little more nuanced and layered than is expected. This is a band with a presence and diverse sonic textures: a veritable …

Rapturously defiant alt-dance trio Haiku Hands have shared an IPON remix for their aggressively danceable track, Eat This Bass. About the remix, the group say: “I remember listening to the ‘Eat This Bass’ remix for the first time in a festival transport van on our way to Groovin the Moo in Perth… Mad Decent had …

Currently mid-way through a European tour – no UK dates quite yet, though that could change, with festival appearances booked for the autumn – the Congolese sextet Fulu Miziki‘s first offering from their debut EP offers up an invigorating fusion of psychedelia, R&B and dance music, taking a look at those genres through the lens …

Holy Holy are cornering the market in shimmering incandescent tracks that showcase their mastery at creating bubbling, flowing instruments matched with delicious vocals and melodies. Their new track ‘The Aftergone’ features the vocal input of uber cool sister duo CLEWS, who are establishing their own reputation in the Australian indie scene as well as musical …

Sometimes good things can come from bad, and the plethora of good music being born from the thralls of isolation is an example. The unlikely combination of vocalist Straalen Mccullem (apparently the youngest ever signing to Sony music at the age of nine) and DJ Jessy Mulholland, trapped in some pandemic nightmare has given rise …

Riotous dance-pop outfit Haiku Hands are in the midst of an Australian mini-tour, the eclectic foursome gusting their way through Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne like a fierce whirlwind. Backseat Mafia were excited to catch last night’s Brisbane show, where the group delivered a rousing spectacle of wicked choreography and fierce, outspoken anthems about art, fashion, …

MANCHESTER instrumental trio GoGo Penguin have released an absolutely superb, eclectic remix album, GGP/RMX on Blue Note today, bringing together talents such as Squarepusher, Clark, 808 State, James Holden, Machinedrum and so many more to spiral their most recent, eponymous album out into delicious fractal directions. It really looks likely to be remixes set of …

The Chemical Brothers have released their first new music in two years – single The Darkness That You Fear – along with exciting news that they’ve been confirmed as 2021 festival headliners. The new song is their first since the No Geography track Eve of Destruction was released to coincide with a massive 2019 tour. …

THE LONDON producer of chilled, intelligent summer downbeatz Catching Flies – known to friends and family as George King – has returned with a cool evening breeze of a new single in “GLY”, all expectancy and early evening uplift, the night young and pregnant with possibility, and all captured in a smooth swing hooking on …