Tusks – ‘Ink EP’ [Review]

tusks ink epSometimes, an EP is so good that you can’t quite get your head around it. So Read more…

Posted on 17 January 2015

Into Color – ‘Our Past Lives’ [Review]

into color press 1A combination of Dream Theater folk-prog vibes and some Biffy Clyro-esque harmonies, all kicked off with some Imogen Heap atmospherics and John Mayer-style acoustic pop mastery. That’s one way to describe this track – but it would be far more accurate to describe it as something uniquely and distinctively Into Color. Read more…

Posted on 22 August 2014

Signals – ‘Sleep Talk’ [Review]

signals sleep talkTMMP readers know all too well how much we love Signals. I’ve raved over their Facial Furniture EP (a release that set me off on a fiction-writing spree now slowly giving way to a debut novel), told readers to watch them this year, practically ordered the recorded music industry to get involved with Signals ASAP, and contributed to the Kickstarter campaign that led to the creation of this track and its official video.

I’m not even remotely surprised that this tune and the accompanying visual extravaganza surpassed my expectations. No doubt, behind the scenes Signals must be working themselves to death – but on record and video the overall effect is one of grace, effortlessness, and consummate mastery. Sleep Talk is, quite frankly, a stunning tune that proves catchy songs don’t always have to conform to a rigid, immutable, and done-to-death formula in order to get the job done. Signals wave the math-rock flag with pride while inviting the wider world to wear its colours too – and their approach is clearly paying off. Read more…

Posted on 12 June 2014

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