Tango In The Attic are a four piece band from Glenrothes, Scotland, who’s niche is songs of cheeky charm and bounciness, topped off with a warm and inviting Scottish brogue.
Their songs are incredibly likable and eek out a perfect space between energetic pop and reverb laden garage rock. ‘Paw Prints’ embodies this mantra, as does ‘Mona Lisa Overdrive’, a superb, warm and wonderful ditty of lo-fi jangle. Nothing more to say really, just check the tunes out below.
Tango In The Attic’s second album Sellotape was released via Domicile Crocodiles this week.
London synth lovers Portasound released their debut EP, The Second Renaissance back in mid May.
The EP sees them blend a mixture of styles and genres into something of their own dance hybrid to accompany their own fictional narrative; the ensuing battle between light and dark forces. ‘Messerschmitt’ captures this essence, albeit at breakneck speed, fusing driving rhythms, hectic guitars, hefty beats and some noisy blasts of synth together into a highly charged beast.
The Second Renaissance is out now via the Pink Mist collective label Blood and Biscuit.
Rapper, poet, call him what you like but Akala is undoubtedly one of the most talented MC’s on the planet.
Anyway Akala is back with a brand new record of articulate, intelligent and insightful hip-hop, Knowledge Is Power Mixtape Vol. 1. The first single ‘A Message (feat. Selah)’ offers an honest and insightful snapshot into problems and effects that one parent families can have specifically if theirs no father around.
Common‘s ninth studio album The Dreamer/The Believer was released in December of last year but has been on constant rotation over the past few months.
As the title suggests, The Dreamer/The Believer, is a record of nostalgia that hankers back into the dreams and aspirations of his past, told with slick wordplay and tactile storytelling. ‘Ghetto Dreams’, featuring Nas, is one of the album’s standout and hardest hitting tracks, which like the album as a whole, is rendered with honesty and authenticity.
Dublin ragged rock/punk duo Kid Karate have returned to the fray with a couple of tasty new tracks.
The tracks, ‘Louder’ and ‘Wet’, are taken from Hot Press’ free downloadable album Genre Free. The good news is the lads haven’t lost any of the gutsy panache that made their debut EP, HEART, so good. The intervening time hasn’t seen the lads soften their approach, ‘Louder’ and ‘Wet’, are two slices of energetic, gritty riff-laden rock n roll at its best – fast becoming KK’s signature sound. In other KK news, there are rumours that a debut album may be with us soon. Let’s hope so!
You can grab the entire Genre Free album for free from here. It was produced by Hot Press in conjunction with Dublin’s Sound Training Centre and NDT Productions.