Jamie T’s second album in two years is a punk, rap, pop and hardcore tour de force
Album review: The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 'The Phenomenal Handclap Band'
Super-sassy New York genre-magpies
Brainchild of NYC DJs Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, TPHB’s Tardis of
a debut – with the aid of countless guest spots, including members of TV On The Radio and The Mooney Suzuki – cannibalises the music timeline to craft a fun hybrid of funk, soul, ’70s disco, ’60s psych-pop, and prog rock that laughs in the face of the genre.
From its epic superfly opening of ‘The Journey To Serra Da Estrela’ to the trippy psychedelic guitars of ‘Testimony’, this album encapsulates the nostalgic elements of ESG, ELO, Tom Tom Club, The Doors and Sly And The Family Stone, applies a gloss of New York cool and then re-packages it with the modern production of the LCD Soundsystem, CSS and Beck variety. Forget the handclap, they’ll take a standing ovation.
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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