“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.” Robin Williams Drugs, or drug culture, are often associated with tie-died t-shirts, the south Americas, the 70’s, rock and punk music, and ultimately, Snoop Dogg. Yet, in between those stereotypical manifestations of the junkie lifestyle, there are deeper, subtler, more complex – that is … More Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?
Although it might seem like yesterday to some of the older generations, the year 1969 is already half a century ago. These historic 365 days gave room to Woodstock, saw the election of president Nixon, and were filled to the brim with events relating to the Vietnam war. All of this might make one think … More Ode To Iggy Pop
Writing about music has always been a challenge for me; if you could put it into words there’d be no need to write a song about it, right? As a wise man once said, even though no one is really sure who he was: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”. Even so, life … More Writing About Music: Look Now
After three years, 5 Seconds of Summer have released their third album titled ‘Youngblood’. The band quickly rose to fame after opening for One Direction on their world tour and they have spent years working non-stop, going from touring straight into the studio, releasing their sophomore album ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ one year after their … More Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer – Review
It’s almost the end of the school year and you know what that means: Summer parties, festivals and travels are fast approaching. Before these fun shenanigans can commence, however, we need to get through the “end-of-year slump”. Are you suffering from chronic lack of concentration and energy despite the fact that you’re consuming coffee like … More Writer’s Block Summer Tunes 2018
Even those living under the sturdiest rock will remember when in 2013 the sounds of Ylvis’ “The Fox” hit the charts; mixing a comic sensibility with the most recent pop-sounds and blending those with homages to genre-tropes of old, the band had a successful run for about two years before fading into obscurity – … More Ylvis’ Stories from Norway
It is that month of the year again. The Eurovision season has begun. I remember that ever since 2006 I have been watching this big ol’ European glitter party. When I was younger I used to beg my parents to let me stay up late during this one week in May and they did. … More Eurovision Songs You Need To Know (2006 – 2017)
Civic is the newest and second official EP released by the four-piece Amsterdam band Jagd. The band has been busy for around three years, in which they won the Q’s Best Award, the Amsterdam Pop Award, toured the nation for 30 shows in the Popronde, and have started off 2018 on the bill of … More Jagd – Civic EP – Review
For a second and final time, we take some time to get to know a few singer-songwriters.
Ibeyi’s second album Ash is a musical microcosm of contemporary society. The African-Cuban twin sisters distinguish their sound by mixing a multitude of genres, languages and cultures. To quote one of the sisters, Lisa-Kaindé, “Yeah we are definitely using a little bit of jazz, of hip hop music, electronic music, Yoruba, soul music, even pop … More Ibeyi – Ash Album Review