A multi-award-winning experience of what it’s like to live in constant fear, from rookie Hungarian director László Nemes
Singles CollectionBox Set
The independent UK underground has never really been about tunes....
Not that 'Taking a Chance...' doesn't maintain its quota of unlistenable guff: the UK's Bilge Pump, Witchknot, Missy X and Small Black Pig do the honours here. But although the post-grrrl racket of Bette Davis And The Balconettes and Full Boney is hardly hummable, the courage of its convictions - and the volume of its amps - are persuasive.
This compilation's selling point, however, is its Stateside input - the American bands being capable of translating gut feeling into note form. So all the hardcore-derived US outfits here rock - the Peechees punkily, Monorchid like a baby GVsB, Young Pioneers with a vengeance and the Fall-inspired Computer Cougar pithily - while the Brits, stuck in C86, don't. The slo-fi of Old Hearts Club (US) sounds like rocket science compared with International Strike Force (UK), while the proto-techno of Replicants (US) shames our underground's fixation with ropy lo-fi as counter-cultural soundtrack. Overall, though, with honours, a
A disappointingly shallow dig into the soul of a man who should be on the edge, but isn’t
The A$AP Mob member’s second album is personal and poppy, and features a guest spot from his mum
LA/Vancouver trio White Lung soften the edges of their hardcore sound on their gripping fourth album
An over-sugared combo of Katy and big names in grime, techno, hip-hop and d’n’b