Sally Denning explores the significance of politics in hip hop songs.
Max Ingleby pays tribute to the idiosyncratic costume design of The Warriors.
When compared to the avalanche of indie rock bands that sprung from the New York concrete in the early 2000s, Interpol are something of an exception. With the principle founders meeting in a history class on the First World War at NYU, ‘rock n’ roll’ is hardly a phrase that springs to mind. However, unlike […]
Fans of James Murphy’s iconic New York-based alternative-electro ensemble have been left with an LCD Soundsystem-shaped hole in their hearts ever since the band gave their notice of retirement back in 2011. Wounds were partially healed in 2015 when Murphy spontaneously dropped the melancholic “Christmas Will Break Your Heart”, marking the first new material from […]
Williamsburg is the poster-girl of NYC’s hipster movement. The artsy urban landscape has become so sought after that the rent prices have become equal to that of Manhattan lofts. I, ever the shameless lover of hipster culture, couldn’t resist exploring the neighbourhood whilst on my year abroad in New York. It definitely did not disappoint […]
I s rock music dead? It’s a debate widely contested by music aficionados across the globe. One thing’s for sure it’s certainly not as popular as it once was. Only 10 years ago there seemed to be life in the genre, with Arctic Monkeys’ debut album Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not […]
Films are great. It’s a Sunday afternoon, you’ve got nowhere pressing to be, you’ve done all your reading for Monday (or at least as much as you physically can), and the time comes for you to simply lose yourself in stunning visuals, an amazing plot and a gorgeously crafted soundtrack. Sure, we love watching movies […]
Self-described as “Tokyo-born, NYC stuck”, electronic artist Ken Herman, or Exitpost, gets an Exeposé look-in as a friend of trendy, Exeter-based, electronic pals Delmer Darion and grooves in the same wave of post-Aphex Twin, post-Kanye bedroom producers that grew with the increased accessibility of Macbooks and Logic Pro. The availability of electronic music and it’s […]
Beach House Depression Cherry 28 August 2015, Sub Pop The music of Beach House has always been sedate, wave-like and moving; the kind of songs you would listen to whilst drenching yourself in the sun’s rays on a deserted Caribbean coastline. With the arrival of Depression Cherry, it becomes startlingly clear that this is […]
Helen Payne reviews the latest “post-rock/ trip-hop” record from New York singer/ producer Ryan Lott alias. Son Lux (pictured middle) on Glassnote Records, tentatively titled Bones. “like an electropop haunted house” Son Lux Bones Glassnote, 22 June 2015 [dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]fter a succession of albums, EPs and singles in various band member formations, Bones is the […]