A multi-award-winning experience of what it’s like to live in constant fear, from rookie Hungarian director László Nemes
[B] 'Bastinado'[/B] really isn't that bad...
Surprisingly, given its dubious pedigree, 'Bastinado' really isn't that bad. Once you've got over the fact that Wilt have learned everything they know from The H|sker D| Guide To Being A Power Trio, then there's almost something charming about the Bob Mould-isms of 'Open Arms' and 'I Found Out'. That the pace of 'Bastinado' rarely varies from that mythical musical tempo 'chugging' and provides a few too many cross-references to MTV monsters Semisonic, you can understand - having been burned once before, it's not surprising Battle is aiming slightly lower with his second shot at stardom.
If rock'n'roll has mercy for a two-time loser, then Cormac Battle could yet hear the chimes of stardom clashing.
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