The Black Keys
With sleek, sexy and surprising cover art of people-movers both retro and modern, a gleaming silver sticker on the front instructing you to ‘play loud’, and eleven smouldering tracks within, the latest album from Ohio duo The Black Keys is this summer’s biggest fire hazard. The boys are back with their trademark dirty blues rock sound, but this time they’ve arrived in a cloud of rocket smoke and a blaze of glitter in the middle of a dusty road...
Crazy Clown Time
You may not realise how much of David Lynch’s music you’ve already heard. He shares writing credits for the song In Heaven (Eraserhead, 1977), wrote lyrics for Julee Cruise, created music for Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive and more, and has worked on several musical collaborations...
Fagan and the People
Admiral of the Narrow Seas
Admiral Of The Narrow Seas has been a long time coming from 1985 RIANZ Top Male Vocalist of The Year winner Andrew Fagan. Spanning ten years, several recording studios and vast oceans, these twelve tracks are like the contestants at a Miss Kaitaia beauty pageant – some flawed, each different but all united by their homegrown beauty...
Though Thrice claim they’re not a Christian band, singer Dustin Kensrue’s lyrics are rife with Christian imagery, and the catchy Blinded could be read either as a curious kind of love song, or as the words of thanks from a sinner repenting before God...
Despite the innovative platform used to share the album, the music itself feels much like the same old Bjork – still enchanting and original, but sparser and more abstract than before...