Two kings of the indie dancefloor unite for a warm, timeless take on 20th century pop and rock
Beta Band : Broke
It's strange and brilliant and better than most records this week without even trying.
It's a shame, because when
y ou get past the celebrity patronage and any band member peculiarities, they write some great tunes. 'Broke' offers up
their shuffling indie side for our pleasure, like The Stone Roses for the new(ish) millennium.
It fidgets with languid lo-fi intention and strips everything down to the barest necessities - the tinkle of a xylophone, a handclap, the chime of a synth. It's strange and brilliant and better than most records this week without even trying.
This unruly second album delivers a sucker punch to anyone who had the Kent duo down as a novelty act
Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler