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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2016: Good Albums | Part 8

Welcome to the latest addition of 2016: Good Albums! We’ve reached the halfway point of 2016 and have already listened to some records that will surely appear on numerous end of year lists. As always, below are a couple extra recommendations of recently released albums that have particularly tickled my fancy, and I hope they will tickle yours too. Some records are sexy, some are groovy, some are heavy, and the others are just as good too. Enjoy! Let me know what you think via the comments below, or via the Facebook and Twitter pages.

WILDFLOWER BY THE AVALANCHES | JULY 8TH | XL RECORDINGS | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LOVE | The Avalanches returned to our eardrums after sixteen long years of being pretty silent. I believe I produced more sounds they did in that time. Thankfully they have blown all other noises out of the water with the release of their new album Wildflower. All manner of genres are blended together to create a record that’s bursting with colour, optimism and a whole lot of smiles for good measure too. From the ecstatic beginning of ‘Because I’m Me’ to the slick Danny Brown bars on ‘Frankie Sinatra’ all the way to the closing moments of ‘Saturday Night Inside Out’ this record makes for some damn good listening.

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Everywhere – Some Other Dude \ Track Review

WHEN: 29.07.2016 | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LOVE

I’m not sure about the rest of you but I’ve always been one to let opportunities slip away, it’s one of the perks of suffering from anxiety every now and then. Whether it’s about a new job opportunity or the perfect moment to speak out to let yourself come across as a complete badass, the mind overthinks and suddenly the moment’s gone, never to return again. London band Everywhere have experienced something similar and have detailed it through the medium of their new single ‘Some Other Dude’, an excellent little pop number that’s funky as it is a little resentful.

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2016: Good Albums / Pt 7

The Kills - Ash and IceWelcome to the latest addition of 2016: Good Albums! We’ve reached the halfway point of 2016 and have already listened to some records that will surely appear on numerous end of year lists. As always, below are a couple extra recommendations of recently released albums that have particularly tickled my fancy, and I hope will tickle yours too. Some records are sexy, some are groovy, some are heavy, and one is rather terrifying. Enjoy! Let me know what you think via the comments below, or via the Facebook and Twitter pages.

Ash & Ice by The Kills / Rock duo The Kills return with a record that boasts a lot of attitude and gnarly guitar riffs that makes an altogether pretty badass sound. It’s full of catchy singles, hard hitting deep cuts and the occasional divulge in some psychedelica too. It’s a solid, fun record.

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