Johnny Foreigner – Mono No Aware | Album Review

WHEN: JULY 8TH | WHERE: ALCOPOP! RECORDS | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LIKE

Years ago I saw a good friend of mine achieve the wonderful feat of contributing some of his own words to a music website. That moment made me feel two things: 1. That’s pretty cool and 2. I wanna do that. Anyway this dude basically became something of an idol to me and that’s how we segway-through-all-of-the-creepy-details-to-get-to me experiencing the sounds of Johnny Foreigner way back in 2011. Their track ‘You vs Everything’ was somewhat of a summer anthem, and with their new album Mono No Aware now released, it’s like everything’s come full circle.

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White Lies – Take It Out On Me | Track Review

WHEN: ‘FRIENDS’ – 7TH OCTOBER | WHERE: BMG | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LIKE

White Lies are back! As like many people here in the UK I fell in love with the band’s blend of gothic undertones and subtle disco hits which made albums like ‘To Lose My Life…’ and ‘Ritual’ so excellent. Their new track Take It Out On Me is a welcome return to that sound with hopes of another solid effort in the form of upcoming album ‘Friends’, out in October.

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Delphina Kings – Holding Me Up | Track Review

JUNE 24TH | PLAYING WITH SOUND | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LIKE

Upbeat music is great all year round, but it becomes extra special when the atmosphere around it matches. Right now it’s hotter than the sun and I am sweating just a little bit (hi ladies) and it’s great, all because I am listening to Holding Me Up, the debut single by Delphina Kings.

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You Are Number Six – VHS Dreams | EP Review

16TH JULY | TREE MACHINE RECORDS | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LIKE

You Are Number Six (or YANS) are a duo from France and this is their new EP VHS Dreams. These guys perform a kind of electronic music that brings a lot of everything going on from the 80’s into the modern day, and gets it sounding as glitchy as possible to really ramp up its gothic appeal. It’s very intriguing, and I’m particularly glad they’re on Tree Machine Records.

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NARCS -A Thinking Animal | Album Review

WHEN: JULY 8TH | WHERE: CLUE RECORDS | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LIKE

You know, the UK’s been a bit shit lately. Recently we held a vote to decide whether or not we should remain within the EU which saw Leave just scrape victory. This was a referendum coming from the minds of people who immediately said that £350 million going to the NHS – the main statement behind the push to leave – was a “mistake” the next day, and wasn’t going to happen at all. This is then followed by said people stepping down from their roles in Politics, and now we’ve ended up with a new PM and the nation’s brightest hope, Jeremy Corbyn, constantly battling against people of his own party wanting him out. Mental.

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Metronomy – Summer 08 | Album Review

WHEN: JULY 1st 2016 | WHERE: BECAUSE MUSIC | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LIKE

The summer of ’08 was a particular highlight of my life. I was fifteen years old and puberty was in full swing. This meant that I was riddled with acne, sported a not-fashionable haircut and was just getting into my phase of adoring emo music; I believe I was known as the studmuffin of Essex. In that same time English electronic band Metronomy experienced a huge crash through the glass ceiling thanks to the seminal release of their second album Nights Out. With this new record Summer 08 Metronomy – well, Joseph Mount – looks to discuss all of the shards of glass it made in a way that only he can, through the medium of off-kilter funk music and abject loneliness.

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M+A – Everything Will Be Alright | Track Review

WHEN: JUNE 16TH 2016 | WHERE: SUGAR MUSIC | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LIKE

M+A are an Italian duo and this is their new single Everything Will Be Alright. I became a huge fan of these guys after hearing the wonderful Anyway Milkyway EP last year, which featured some of my favourite summery tracks in ‘Do the Shout’ and ‘Habes’. If you haven’t heard M+A’s material before I would highly recommend you check out that EP, it’s seriously good.

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