Jamie T’s second album in two years is a punk, rap, pop and hardcore tour de force
Bloc Party - 'Day Four'
Bloc Party find themselves in contemplative mode - and it's a slow-burning treat
Okereke's vocals are reflective, and mournful, noting the atmosphere around him 'it's in the trees, it's in the leaves', and encouraging the listener to seek solace in their surroundings, singing "If you are alone, stay that way- the city's here for you". The solace doesn't last for long though, there's a sense of anxious action - he's searching for something to occupy his thoughts. Languid strings accompany a spidery middle eight, with ghostly vocals building up a sense of unease. It's a track to invest some time in. Press repeat, and it'll creep up on you like a cobweb.
Character studies and ready melodies abound in the latest record by the Oxford quartet
A battle-like record where fear and dread rule
Another gripping Pedro Almodóvar mystery, full of vibrant visuals and emotional revelations
The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin