Johan Wohlert and the return of Mew

Mew from Denmark

Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Silas Graae, and Johan Wohlert, otherwise known as Mew, are releasing their first album in six years on April 27 on Play It Again Sam. Titled +-, it was recorded in Copenhagen with Michael Beinhorn sharing production duties with the band. It’s a sweeping, anthemic display of their particular musical sensibility,… Continue reading Johan Wohlert and the return of Mew

Drenge open up about Undertow

Drenge - Eoin and Rory Loveless

Drenge hit the headlines when they were named NME’s Best New Band of the Year, an accolade they shared with past winners like The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. Their debut self-titled album had slamming tracks on it like “Backwaters”, “Fuckabout”, and “Bloodsports”, a song that Zane Lowe had as one of his hottest tracks. They… Continue reading Drenge open up about Undertow

My interview with Daniel Benjamin of Moon King

Moon King

Moon King is the combination of two long-time friends and musical collaborators from Toronto – Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde. They started out by releasing 2 EPs, Obsession 1 and Obsession 2, and are now about to unveil their first full-length album, Secret Life, on Last Gang Records. It’s dreamy and intense, the vocals reaching… Continue reading My interview with Daniel Benjamin of Moon King

My review of Undertow – the brilliant new album by Drenge

cover of Undertow - Drenge

If you listened closely to Drenge’s first album, you would have noticed, floating here and there on the tidal wave of energy that burst out of each song, a moment or two of subtle craft. A drop of wordplay, a gap of silence that added more weight to what came next, a neat turn or… Continue reading My review of Undertow – the brilliant new album by Drenge

Review of new self-titled album from American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers - cover art

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to achieve. Think of The Kinks. A song like “Waterloo Sunset”, the timeless Ray Davies classic, manages to be both easily memorable and emotionally complex all at once. Sometimes listening to a song is like a doorway to a different life. More than the sum of their parts,… Continue reading Review of new self-titled album from American Wrestlers

My interview with Gary McClure of the band American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers - cover art

American Wrestlers. With a title like that, it’s hard to know what to expect. And for quite a while, when the songs were first released on the internet, there was no information as to how they came about or where they were from. Then the quality of the music began to attract attention, and eventually,… Continue reading My interview with Gary McClure of the band American Wrestlers