Shining – Blackjazz

Indie Recordings (2010) Recent Shining single ‘Fisheye’ was initially showcased on Norwegian TV, and seemed uncharacteristically violent for the Oslo band. Granted, they changed completely from the reasonably polite sax-led jazz of Sweet Shanghai Devil (2003) to the epic, soundtrack-inspired In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster in just two years. ButContinue reading “Shining – Blackjazz”

Warpaint – Exquisite Corpse

Manimal (2009)See it pon de posh new FACT site ere. There is lush ‘n’ longing, and then there is Warpaint. You remember on Beavis and Butthead, when our brace of budding reviewers used to assume Pantera was just the singer, and not the band?* Warpaint is a quartet from Los Angeles, but on the basisContinue reading “Warpaint – Exquisite Corpse”

Emika – Drop the Other

Ninja Tune (2010)Listen to the songs here. With little more than a modest piano motif to announce its arrival, ‘Drop the Other’ is quite the eerily seductive gem from Ninja Tune debutante Emika. It’s one of those songs that reminds you of something, but you’re not sure exactly what. And the thought process that triggersContinue reading “Emika – Drop the Other”