Retrospective: Icky Mettle – Archers of Loaf

To coincide with their reunion, Merge Records re-released the Archers of Loaf – the best band with the worst name – discography, starting with their debut album, 1993s’ excellent Icky Mettle. The underrated rock quartet may just receive the attention they deserve via those spruced-up deluxe editions, allowing older audiences to reminisce and younger audiences…

BACK

Hola! We’re going to ‘get back on the horse’ now, starting with every music journalist’s favourite: end of year lists. These will be coming in the next few weeks. In the meantime, you can listen to episode #1 of Clap Hands Podcast (re-uploaded as the original wouldn’t let us re-edit it): http://claphandsmusic.podomatic.com And subscribe here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/clap-hands-1-never-hungover/id950389582?i=327157099&mt=2 We hope…

5 For 2014

Sorry about the lack of material on here recently, but between final exams, travelling and life in general we haven’t had as much time to geek about music as we’d like to. Here’s a speedy look at 5 albums I’ve been really into this year and we’ll have more reviews to come! 5 For 2014…

Review: Cheatahs – Cheatahs

Two men walk into a bar: so starts the story of Cheatahs, a band formed from the friendship of Camden barmen Nathan Hewitt and James Wignall. 8 years on and through Witchita Records we have their self-titled debut album and a lot to be grateful for. Whilst the world of music journalists are either mourning…

Albums Of 2013 – Otis

1. FIDLAR – FIDLAR I remember first hearing about FIDLAR last year and giving ‘Cheap Beer’ a listen. I liked it, thought that its in-your-face bratty silliness was a bit contrived, and didn’t give it a second thought. When the band’s self-titled debut rolled around at the start of 2013 I thought what the hell, downloaded…