Some Samples I’ve Discovered That I Think Are Cool

by Henry Massey Because I’m sad, I really enjoy hearing a track and realising that I’ve  heard it sampled in something else. Here are some i’ve found lately – hopefully they’re ones you haven’t heard/didn’t know about before, but if they are then well done. Gold star for you. Love, Love, Love – Pugh Rogefelt Diehard…

Albums of 2014 – Joseph

1. Dead – Young Fathers With each passing year, it feels like we’re getting closer to saturation point: sounds from the past fall in and out of vogue, classic records are re-issued again and again with meagre ‘bonuses’ and the same big bands rule the festival circuit. Against this backdrop, a three-piece ‘psychedelic hip-hop boyband’…

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…

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…