Album Review: Alt-J’s RELAXER

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Alt-J have made a name for themselves since the release of their debut album An Awesome Wave in 2012 as a band who aren’t afraid to try anything new in their music, and it usually works. Their latest offering, Relaxer, features eight songs that transcend multiple genres in what is possibly their most complex record to date. Continue reading “Album Review: Alt-J’s RELAXER”

Gig Review: Gorillaz in St Albans

gorillazInnovative virtual band Gorillaz played an intimate gig at the Alban Arena in St Albans last night ahead of their ‘Humanz’ tour. The band, led by Blur frontman Damon Albarn, played an eclectic mix of songs, drawn from a number of their albums. Continue reading “Gig Review: Gorillaz in St Albans”

Surfer Rosa by Pixies

Pixies: Joey Santiago, Black Francis, Kim Deal and David Lovering
Pixies: Joey Santiago, Black Francis, Kim Deal and David Lovering

I first heard about the Pixies when I was reading about Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain; the grunge legend said that he was ripping off Pixies’ quiet and loud style in Nirvana’s biggest hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit. I decided to try the band out, and started listening to their first full album, Surfer Rosa, which was recorded in just over a week and released in 1989. Continue reading “Surfer Rosa by Pixies”