Wallace Wylie

Segregation Under a Groove: Pop Music’s Unspoken Colour Lines

Segregation Under a Groove: Pop Music’s Unspoken Colour Lines

Many years ago, a great schism occurred in the history of popular music. As amps got louder and concerts got bigger, new groups responded by creating a heavier kind of music that relied on sheer sonic power as opposed to the lighter sounds of early sixties pop. Rock music broke away from pop and in […]

 Scott Creney

Interpol – Turn On the Bright Lights: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Matador)

I understand why Interpol’s considered a joke today. Even back in 2002 I understood why they were a joke. Everyone wants to be Joy Division, but nobody has ever wanted to be Interpol. The tragedy is that 99 per cent of the people who laugh at Interpol have a lot more in common with Interpol than they ever will with Joy Division.

 Scott Creney

Micachu And The Shapes – Never (Rough Trade)

This is what it feels like to be alive in 2012 — connected to everything and more isolated than ever.


Just Like Everyday Life – Examples of Men and Women Creating Beautiful Music Together

The B-52’s music is truly collaborative — brothers, sisters, gay, straight and best friends. How could they be anything else besides fantastic?

 Princess Stomper

Producers that make (or break) the band

Band-members are like the ingredients of a cake: get it wrong, and the result is bland or sickly.