With old rival Taylor Swift currently occupied with conquering the pop world, Lady Antebellum is still serving up slices of Nashville country like there’s no tomorrow.
Rolling with stabs of Hammond organ and gentle curls of pedal steel, Downtown may just be the warmest song this side of the sun, refusing to be dampened even by the hilariously cringeworthy video banter.
Recorded some time between 1968 and 1969 and produced by longtime friend Eddie Kramer, previously unheard tracks by musical icon Jimi Hendrix have now been released as part of a new collection, People, Hell & Angels.
“Somewhere”, the first cut off the record, is Hendrix as we’ve all missed him: funked up and fuzzed out blues rock placed on top of fluid rhythms and completed by a blistering, finger shredding guitar solo.
Ever the purveyors of stadium singalongs, the just released cut from Birds of Tokyo’s new record is as gently anthemic as they come.
Led by the relentless stomp of the kick drum, the 8 minute track swallows up Ian Kenny’s delicate tenor in waves of guitar and keyboards and races onwards and upwards until it’s somewhere just north of the sun.
The screaming synth curveball that was The Strokes first single “One Way Trigger” tested the mettle of not a few fans, but luckily for them “All The Time” is a cut straight from the back catalogue, circa 2001.
Julian Casablancas abandoes the falsetto this time around and leads a tight, fuzzed out rock track through its paces. There are no fancy hooks or tricks here, but it does the job just the same.