Warpaint – “Common Blue”

Happy Valentine’s Day! Warpaint are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band with this new song, being released as a 7″ – available now – and with an accompanying video that condenses the glitz and glamour of two decades spent on the road spreading gorgeous dreampop across the world down into four minutes. They describe […]

The Cure, live at Primavera Sound, Buenos Aires – November 2023 and São Paolo – December 2023

Last year, The Cure managed the remarkable feat of staging a world tour in support of an album that hadn’t been and still hasn’t been released. It wrapped in South America with an itinerary that included headlining slots at four Primavera Sound festivals, including Buenos Aires, Argentina in late November and São Paolo, Brazil in […]

きのこ帝国 -「海と花束」(Kinoko Teikoku – “Umi to Hanataba”)

Besides the fact that they’re one of the more internationally beloved and missed Japanese indie rock bans of the last while, any discussion around Kinoko Teikoku inevitably centers around their shift from Japanese indie UK.Project/Daizawa to global major EMI with 2015’s 猫とアレルギー (Nekoto Allergie), and the inevitable softening/broadening of their sound from their original shoegazey […]

No Vacation – “Days”

I went to see San Francisco’s No Vacation on Monday night, and while there’s never a bad time to take your band on tour – though playing your first-ever Toronto show in early February might not be the most sensible thing – the timing of this cross-country outing is a little odd by conventional standards. […]

The Chameleons / Tony Fletcher Walked On Water

With the confirmation that the current lineup of The Chameleons is in the studio recording new music, let’s take a quick look back at the release that was supposed to be their fourth album following 1986’s Strange Times. But as is typical in the stories of bands who are doomed to be under-appreciated, fate intervened. […]