Good music is good music. And sometimes something hits you that you just were not expecting. When news broke that NIN’s Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were producing the new album from Halsey (who I’d unfairly dismissed as just another pop star), I didn’t give it much thought. People seemed enthusiastic, but why would I … Continue reading 253: HALSEY
Given this is the very middle day of the year, signifying the halfway mark of this 365-day quest of mine, it had to be a special band - for me, there’s very few bands as special as The Birthday Massacre. They’re a “top 2” band for me and that’s never going to change. The Birthday … Continue reading 183: THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
This mix of seemingly disparate influences, into a single cohesive style is truly a thing of beauty. Not unlike a certain ghostly act of ever-growing popularity, White Void’s doomy, bluesy throwback is perfectly imagined in modern day. These songs are thrilling, and beg to be performed for huge crowds, fists and lighters aloft.
Health are the best parts of synthwave, mixed with a shoegaze/noise rock forward momentum, making for something strange and new, yet oddly comforting.
This is the first band to show me the world outside my genre-bound nascent love of music. Eye-opening, mind-expanding, and those opening vocals in Stitches still give me goosebumps 23 years later, now with added nostalgia and emotion.