The album reviews of Goat Girl and Rats on Rafts are now available on our website. Of course we also have selected the most interesting alternative releases and compiled them in our CHAOTIC TWENTY playlist. Three of the twenty songs are highlighted. Quickly scroll down to see which ones!
Goat Girl – On All Fours
The city kids of Goat Girl have grown up quickly and show that off with new album ‘On All Fours’. The band emerged from the scene around the Windmill in Brixton, South London, with friendly bands like Shame, HMLTD and Black Midi. Read the entire review by clicking on the image.
Rats On Rafts – Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths
Dutch musical heroes Rats on Rafts are back with ‘Excerpts From Chapter 3’ after years of floating between dreams and reality and international tours with Franz Ferdinand. Their third album is a complete package, a work of art! Read the entire review by clicking on the image.
LISTEN THIS WEEK:
Every week we highlight a few songs that you should absolutely listen to. In week 4 these are:
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – O.N.E.
Genre: Psychedelic rock
FFO: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Altın Gün
Why?: The song is extremely well constructed and demands your attention constantly.
Black Star Jackals – Party People
Genre: alternative rock
FFO: Catfish & the Bottlemen, The Amazons, Biffy Clyro
Why? Wonderful, anthemic indie/ alt-rock from Glasgow-based band, Black Star Jackals. A strong guitar riff quickly hooks the listener, and the chorus stays with you long after the song has ended.
Palma Louca – Stationary Life
Genre: indie/ shoe-gaze
FFO: Sundara Karma, The Night Cafe, VANT
Why? A melodic gem that is guaranteed to resonate with all its listeners. The dreamy vocals work perfectly with the shimmering guitar, pulsating bass, and driving drums; the melodic synths add a final polish, resulting in a wonderful song.
Docile Bodies – Only This
FFO: Eagulls, The Murder Capital, The Sound
Why? A meandering electric guitar, carried by a grouching bass and thriving drums set the tone in ‘Only This’, the debut single from post punk foursome Docile Bodies. As soon as vocalist Sjoerd Aarden gives his first howls, we hear a feeling of frustration. The rest of the band tries desperately to tame this frustration, but they seem to surrender to the godforsaken vocals and from that moment on they are on the drift. The song evolves into a speeding engine, trotted by a screaming guitar melody which leads the song towards the end-of- the-line. ‘Only This’ takes you into a world of disillusion. With fear of what has yet to come when you just stand still in a world that keeps on moving.
You can find these songs, together with other recommendations, in our CHAOTIC TWENTY playlist: