Two kings of the indie dancefloor unite for a warm, timeless take on 20th century pop and rock
Finley Quaye Spiritualized Epic
Finley Quaye - one-time purveyor of wafer-thin reggae-pop so throwaway
that Mishka had to be invented to make Finley look badass by
comparison - puts his well-thumbed copy of Bob Marley's 'Legend'
back in the CD rack to make this bizarre record which sounds like
Spiritualized. The clue's in the title, I guess. And, perhaps, the fact
Finley and Jason Pierce share a management company.
to fatherhood go (of which this is one), it's reassuringly rocking (though even
Jason Pierce himself would struggle to pull off a lyric like, "Looking for a buggy with three wheels" without his
Overlord Of Hedonism persona slipping somewhat), the responsibilities
accompanying paternity obviously agreeing with Finley. "I stopped the drinking and I stopped the drugs", he
swears in the last verse, though this unhinged track suggests some of the more
lysergic of those chemicals might still be jigging about his system somewhere.
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