The album reviews of Smith & Burrows, EUT and Personal Trainer 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!
Smith & Burrows – Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough
It started off with a (serious) joke, the joke grew into a well-received alternative Christmas album and now, 10 years later, a kind of debut album has appeared. It is the declaration of the long-lasting friendship between Tom Smith and Andy Burrows. Read the entire review by clicking on the image.
EUT – Party Time
Alternative pop outfit EUT is unapologetically EUT on second album ‘Party Time’, filled with humour and eclectic soundscapes. ‘Party Time’ is an overall open-hearted story, translated into an album that goes against the grain and does not care for popular opinions… Read the entire review by clicking on the image.
Personal Trainer – Gazebo
Personal Trainer releases a brand new 10” EP. Personal Trainer is one big group project which makes room for experimenting, and we can clearly hear that on the 5 track counting EP. There’s guitar pedals and new sounds on every single one of those track. Their sound is busy and energetic but very well produced and definitely not overly busy. 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 7 these are:
Iceage – Vendetta
FFO: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Stone Roses
Listen because: ‘Vendetta’ shows that Iceage continuously wants to reinvent themselves. The starting signal of this song is a junglish groove. It is not something you’d expect when listening a no-nonsense post punk band. Listening to the melancholic sound of Elias Rønnenfelt affirms that you’re indeed listening to a single of Iceage.
The accompanying video takes you into a vengeful movie, with actor Zlatko Burić as a convincing murderous mafioso. The title is powerfully illustrated by the surroundings of drugs, weapons, money and holy statues. A develish message and a danceable drum groove go side a side for five minutes. A new flavor is added to a multifacet, but nevertheless recognisable Iceage repertoire.
Interested in the next Danish accomplishment? This week, the band announced the new album ‘Seek Shelter’ to be released on May 7th.
Personal Trainer – The Loozer
Genre: indie/garage rock
FFO: Pip Blom, Canshaker Pi, Korfbal
Listen because: you want to be transported back to the summer, when you were with your friends in the park.
Magnetic Spacemen – Globetrotter
Genre: alternative rock
FFO: The Deaf, Paceshifters, VANT
Listen because: there is no denying the energy and infectiousness of Magnetic Spacemen’s sound and with ‘Globetrotter’ they have released another top track for lovers of alternative surf rock with a rough edge!
You can find these songs, together with other recommendations, in our CHAOTIC TWENTY playlist: