Connor Browne: Cambridgeshire Music Showcase - Death Grip’s new album is brilliant
CONNOR Browne’s gig, album, single and new band of the week.
TOURING in promotion of Anxiety, indie queen Ladyhawke visits Cambridge Junction on Wednesday.
Alternatively, Slow Club are at St Paul’s Centre on Saturday for what will no doubt be a great set and Olympians play the Portland Arms on Tuesday with DTSP among the supports.
Album Of The Week
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Death Grips - The Money Store
ORIGINALLY from Sacramento, the trio have followed last year’s critically-acclaimed mixtape Exmilitary with one of the darkest, most violent and ultimately brilliant hip-hop albums for years.
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The ever-changing Death Grips sound has reached a more complex, sonically challenging area - epitomised in the track Get Got. If Get Got proves a lighter entry to the album then The Fever (Aye Aye) returns to hardcore hip-hop roots of the collective.
Lost Boys feels gritty and sharp as Death Grips paint a picture of a nasty place with their evocative lyrics, though the instrumentals speak for themselves, mirroring the aggressive vocals.
With The Money Store the trio have pushed boundaries with an intense, stunning end product.
Single Of The Week
Toy - Motoring
THE second single from The Horrors-supporting Londoners is another step towards a potentially great album.
The feel and aesthetic of their first single Left Myself Behind is retained, but Motoring comes across more optimistic and anthemic.
New Band Of The Week
Sissy & The Blisters
A FEW singles, EPs and large festival appearances in and Sissy & The Blisters appear to be faring well.
Their catchy, organ-led alt-rock has impressed audiences up and down the country - they’re now one of the best new bands Britain has.