Death From Above 1979 - Government Trash
The first of two death disco duos in this months round up. Government Trash is a relentless three minutes of pure energy, classic Death From Above 1979 sure to delight fans old and new. An absolute stormer from one of the best albums of the year. A must listen.
Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]
The first music from the electro wizards forthcoming record Syro. It's a glitchy/breakbeat affair with all the ingredients you've come to expect from Richard .D. James aka Aphex Twin. This is about as far away from brostep and modern EDM as you can expect to travel and will take multiple listens to decipher. A complex but rewarding listen.
DZ Deathrays - Gina Works at Hearts
Our second duo this month come in the form of DZ Deathrays and this gem from their new album Black Rat. Gina Works at Hearts is one of my picks for tracks of the year. Complete with a cracking riff, a pre-chorus of top quality and a melody to die for it's the full package. Stick this on in any indie disco and watch chaos descend upon the dancefloor.
Jonathan Boulet - Hold it Down
Sounding as far as can be from the imagery his name might conjure, Australia’s Jonathan Boulet brings the rawk with this monster of a track. Hold it Down is filled with raw power and dirty guitar effects, suiting the music video down to the ground. Good ol fashioned rock n roll. For fans of Queens of the Stone Age and Pulled Apart by Horses.
Lion Face - Girl
Ending with some brand spanking music this month in the form of Lion Face. Bristol's alt-pop electro rising artist (otherwise known as Kat Marsh is most well known as the former bass-player and backing vocalist for The King Blues. Girl is a strong statement of intent, showcasing her strong vocals carried by a heavier than hell backing track of furious guitars and frantic synthesizers. Exciting stuff.