Tag: post-punk

It’s not easy for popular music to surprise these days. And it’s even harder for it to pull off that feat without becoming perverse or pretentious in the process. (More…)

The Viagra Boys are never easy listening. But I found them particularly hard in the weeks leading up to Election Day in the United States. (More…)

A Hero’s Death is like a favourite shirt, the sort that makes you feel better about your place in the world just by putting it on. (More…)

As I stared up at the mountains I love, glowing a beautiful and terrifying orange, trying to suppress a cough that just kept coming, listening to the new Sleaford Mods collection All That Glue was surreal. (More…)

Molecular Meditation, the new collaboration between Jan St. Werner – half of the influential Berlin duo Mouse on Mars – and Mark E. Smith – the deceased frontman of post-punk stalwarts The Fall – is a proudly self-indulgent record. (More…)

If someone put you in a dark room and played you a version of Icelandic band Kaelan Mikla minus the vocals, you might well wonder which neglected post-punk band from the early ‘80s was in the process of being rediscovered. (More…)

When a band has been around as long as Wire, starting off a new record with the line “It’s nothing new” feels like a dare. (More…)