"I'm a West Ham supporter... or is it Aston Villa? You can see right through me, I'm like a glass of water."
Upon discovering The Cool Greenhouse, I felt like I had discovered the very pinnacle of DIY post-punk; looked into its soul and seen the finished article. Songs that touch cloth with the 10 minute mark, often feature the same frustrated guitar riff over and over from beginning to end, whilst simply being a breeding ground for some of the strangest and most astute lyrical hot takes.
'Cardboard Man' is a classic of this genre. 6 minutes of monotone Delta 5 riffing, in a shotgun marriage with retro bleeps and bloops, whilst frontman Tom Greenhouse assembles an array of caustic cut up one liners that take cheap shots at all the morally bankrupt, devious, 'Cardboard' men (questioning too, whether he is also cardboard – I think we're all a bit cardboard, baby).
Taken from the Crap Cardboard Pet EP, out Feb 1st via Hidden Bay Records, 'Cardboa…
With a rather sizeable 2019 planned, we present to you the very best of 2018. This list is your last point at which to look back, rather than forward. As sure as eggs is eggs. Milk is milk. Klopp is a shit Hassenhuttl. 2018 was a year most spectacular for us, and music itself. Study below our favourite 15 albums, and prepare for... The Return.
1. TITLE: Now! in a Minute ARTIST: Audiobooks LABEL: Heavenly IN A SENTENCE: A simply perfect statement of deranged pop; funny, catchy, with surprises up every alley; Evangeline Ling is the shamanic pop provocateur we need, and beatmaker-in-chief David Wrench is the warlock we don't deserve. 2. TITLE: Love is the Key to the City ARTIST: Jockstrap LABEL: Kaya Kaya IN A SENTENCE: A sparkling clusterfuck of ol' Hollywood strings, PC Music sugar-rush pop and Mario Kart fantasia. 3. TITLE: In A Poem Unlimited ARTIST: U.S Girls LABEL: 4AD IN A SENTENCE: Velvet vocal hooks meet blistering space-funk on this wild …
Greetings one and all. As 2018 exits stage left, we begin our roundup of the year that saw us come into existence. Many things have come, many things have gone, but as we look back on the year these 10 songs remain the best things to grace our ears. They are unordered.
Song: THE FUTURE OF HISTORY Artist: TROPICAL FUCK STORM Label: Mistletone / TFS Records In a sentence: Filthy Aussie buggers, feral in their descriptions of Gary Kasaparov and Deep Blue's amazing duels of the 90s.
Song: HAYLEY Artist: JOCKSTRAP Label: Kaya Kaya Records In a sentence: Glorious, glorious pop tones; Super Mario, 'Sunset Boulevard' and PC Music rolled into one.
Song: CONSTELLATION Artist: SZUN WAVES Label: The Leaf Label In a sentence: Transportative free jazz from one of the best jazz combos in the Big Smoke.
Song: THE BOOMBOX AFFAIR Artist: PARANOID LONDON Label: s/r In a sentence: Latest Paranoid London song, and it's plain to see that they're filthy and groovy and thunderous as ever.