Last month, the US Top Dawg Entertainment-signed singer SZA finally released her debut album CTRL after a number of years languishing in the background of the industry. The SZA story looked like it was going to be one of those lost causes, a huge talent swallowed by the machinations of the industry A&R game. Not… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2017

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While it’s nigh-on impossible to repeat the impact of Future Islands performing ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on Letterman, their performance of new single ‘Ran’ last night reminds us, through sudden movements, growling and odd dancing, that there are a few bands out there like them, and few performers as individual as Sam. T Herring. Future… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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‘8 (Circle)’ is a song from Bon Iver’s forthcoming album 22, A Million and Justin Vernon and co. debuted it live on Jimmy Fallon last night. The performance debuts their new stage show setup as well as a soulful atmospheric song that sounds like a mix between ’70s soft rock and modern soul. It’s a beaut. Bon… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2016

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Oh just Broken Social Scene back together, with Feist, to play ‘Almost Crimes’ and ‘7/4 Shoreline’ live on Jimmy Fallon. Just two of my favourite songs, no big deal. The reason for the break from the band’s hiatus is Arts & Crafts Records’ 10th anniversary bash called the Field Trip festival which will be celebrated… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2013

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This is great. The Wu-Tang (RZA, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, GZA, U-God and Masta Killa) get together to perform ‘Six Directions of Boxing’, the best track from RZA’s Iron Fists soundtrack on Jimmy Fallon backed by house band The Roots. Listen to it at Bandcamp or below. The video for the soundtrack’s Black Keys/RZA joint ‘The… Read more »

Posted on October 24th, 2012

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