Rarely before has such an aptly titled and worthy project been released at precisely the right time. This one will see you through the remainder of the lockdown, and will likely light up more than a few club nights and festival sets across the board in the near future. Well worth experiencing.
Fantastic songwriting, deeply thoughtful and topically on point, from a band who consistently write classics.
Red Alert is a Publick Safety Announcement, apparently. It’s a fun, frothy and retro sound that explodes out of the speakers and has a zesty kinetic video made to accompany it.
An ever-elusive Doc Jazz emerges with a full-length album of mildly retro, smooth and melodic originals, designed and dedicated to bringing listeners the intimate escapism required to lighten the weight of the world right now.
This is a very Brit-centric act that delves into the psyche of 21st century British men: exploring, channelling and challenging the insecurities, desires, hangups and passions of the average Joe.
This is extremely accomplished – full of 90s nostalgia, joie de vivre, a terrific sing-along melody in the chorus and tasty, funky keyboard chops layered on top. It snakes into your headspace and stays there, probably mooning you as it arrives.
A fine introduction to the band, Day By Day is all at once an experimental, jazz-kissed arena of beautiful chaos, and an addictively rhythmic, soulful hip hop classic that effectively marches to the beat of its own drum.
It’s a tremendous, accomplished slice of nostalgia-drenched songwriting that puts a big smile on my face.
An acoustic strum, an arrangement of voices, that raw, unedited presentation – you know the sound, and you trust it to offer something real; refreshing.
“If I could change anything about the music industry it would have to be the politics and the overly sexualized demand and pressure placed on artists to be a size 2 or a lighter shade just to make it.”
Whether it’s to light up the commute to work, or to ignite the good vibes at the weekend, Thank You is a colourful and multi-layered expression of gratitude that beautifully fulfills its intentions. Well worth a listen at volume.
We’re all too busy for the important things sometimes, too busy being right, self-involved, arguing. We should be busy being happy resounds from the quiet instrumental break, staying with you long after listening.