After some delays the hugely popular Euro Truck Simulator 2 has released its achievements via Steam. From filling up your petrol tank to exploring the expansive virtual world, Euro Truck Simulator 2 now has a variety of goals to keep the game fresh for veteran players. (more…)
Striking a balance between dreamy symphonies and sharp intergalactic rhythms, Brooklyn band Corbu create a sound that on the surface is relatively simple. Delve a little deeper however and that simple little tune becomes a little more intricate and elusive. Upcoming EP Everything You Imagine Is Real is an array of bouncy synths on top of captivating guitar melodies.
In the midst of The Libertines reunion, frontman Carl Barat’s ‘other’ band have released a refreshingly raucous debut single. ‘Glory Days’ is its own breed of pirate-y ska punk reminiscent of the Dirty Pretty Things’ ‘The Gentry Cove’ or the Libs’ ‘Tomblands’. The wailing guitar kicks off the perfect soundtrack for an impassioned Barat on aggressively good form.
From the moment Karima Francis stepped onstage, we really didn’t know what to expect. Wearing a leather jacket and a sultry look on her face, we weren’t sure if she was going to burst into bold guitar solos or sing us a lullaby. To be honest, it didn’t matter anyway, as all expectations were shattered when Francis begun her set – reducing the audience to complete and utter silence. (more…)
An artist vacuum is never present for long; it’s the nature of the industry to capitalise on one. It’s a testament to Jamie Treays that with only two albums he left not so much a space but a chasm in his absence, with others afraid to step in for fear of being lost in such a lanky shadow. There’d never been anything quite like that furious blend of bittersweet, half-rapped half-crooned tales of lost youth, tinted by old-fashioned British sentimentality, and evidently without Treays it’d unlikely see the light of day again. That’s not to say he rehashes what worked before; again we’re greeted with a ‘Cantebury Tales’ assortment of parables conjuring up a London with the walls closing in, but this time around it’s fresh, introspective, and just as urgent as it was five years ago.