Track of the Day

Track of the Day: The Babe Rainbow – Funky I Like it
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: The Babe Rainbow – Funky I Like it

Our Track of the Day series is usually themed around new releases, however today I have to make an exception and throw some vibes the way of a chill band known as the Babe Rainbow, one of many incredible bands signed to the roster of King Gizzard's label Flightless records.   The Babe Rainbow’s latest record 'Today' means the band now have two albums stacked with mellow but groovy tracks. The band have an incredible sense of rhythm, and the fact their songs are not incredibly hard hitting or velocious might lull you into thinking these guys are not doing anything too tough, but that would be totally wrong; these guys can absolutely play. Their effective use of advanced chords makes key changes feel seamless, and compliments the rhythm section perfectly. If only writing...
Track of the Day: LICE – Arbiter
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: LICE – Arbiter

Today's Track of the Day comes from the mighty Bristol-based LICE, who last week treated us to new tune 'Arbiter'. The single (which is two-sided, and also features 'Folla') is the band's second official release since their comeback in April, and it's not for the faint of heart. LICE, since their conception in 2016, have been connoisseurs of heavy, industrial punk and 'Arbiter' follows suit. A full-on assault of the ears in all the best ways, vocalist Alistair Shuttleworth questions the influence of the music press in the modern age. The rambling storytelling which has come to be characteristic of LICE sits perfectly within a rampaging guitar riff and wonderfully heavy bassline, making 'Arbiter' a true feast for the ears, if a slightly overwhelming feast. LICE's comeback has been...
Track of the Day: Black Midi – bmbmbm
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: Black Midi – bmbmbm

Okay I'm going to try and make it brief today, as it's only a matter of time before I get totally lost, entrapped even, under the utterly filthy bass tone of Black Midi's track 'bmbmbm'. In truth, Schlagenheim was such a rewarding album for those of us capable of hanging in there that I could have chosen any of the nine tracks from that forty minute thriller as our TOTD. Yet there's just something about listening to 'bmbmbm' that makes the lack of live music we all have to deal with at the moment somewhat unbearable. The song immediately throws me into Brixton, Shoreditch, Camden, Hackney, and all the other dingy sweaty venues around London where we've had the luxury of witnessing the conception and growth of bands like Black Midi, HMLTD and Sorry amongst others.  It feels...
Track of the Day: The Wytches – Cowboy
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: The Wytches – Cowboy

Yesterday was a good day. Four years after the release of their last album, Brighton-based The Wytches have finally given us a taste of new music, and it is certainly worth the wait. 'Cowboy' marks the first offering from the band's new lineup as a three-piece, following the departure of their drummer. The Wytches seemed to fall off the radar after the soaring success of their first two albums, with frontman Kristian Bell admitting that they felt lost and disheartened during their time out of the spotlight. The band regrouped nonetheless, and 'Cowboy' proves that their shine certainly hasn't faded. The new single has a nostalgic element to it; it retains the familiar sound that Wytches fans know and love, and you'd be forgiven for feeling like you've been transported back to 2016...
Track of the Day: GUM – Don’t Let It Go Out
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: GUM – Don’t Let It Go Out

Jay Watson (A.k.a GUM) is one of the pioneers of the genre's modern renaissance. As a prominent figure in the Tame Impala touring set-up, as well as manning bass and keys in the band Pond, it's hard to imagine Jay spends any of his time doing anything that isn't related to music.  So I wonder what Jay does when he actually has some downtime away from the hectic touring schedules both those bands dictate... yep, you guessed it, he writes even more music! New Track Don't Let It Go Out is the second single from GUM's upcoming fifth studio album, Out In the World. Giving us another glimpse into the world of GUM. His other projects can be heard as an influence throughout his whole discography, however this track really does feel like it's Jay taking the GUM sound down an in...
Track Of The Day: The 1975 – Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy)
Track of the Day

Track Of The Day: The 1975 – Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy)

The 1975’s newest release, ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’, is undoubtedly the most divisive of their four albums. Some loved it, some hated it; The Independent’s 1-star review deemed it ‘a parade of smug self-indulgence’, whilst NME gave it a glowing 5 stars, calling it ‘the sound of a band with no sonic boundaries’. For all its controversy and marmite-like appeal, the album has some underrated gems in its sprawling 22-song tracklist. ‘Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy)’ is a clear standout.   ‘Tonight’ is a laid-back, pop-inspired track. It is in no way a complicated or extensively technical song but its simplicity is what makes it stand out in an album which touches on almost every genre imaginable. Frontman Matty Healy said of the track that is ‘an ode to early Max Martin, ...