Chris Picks

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Chris’s Picks of 2014 I really enjoyed 2014 musically though I leaned towards music on the darker side. A lot as it turns out. I’m understandably a bit suspicious of overly happy people.  Thanks for all your support this year.  Total Control – Typical System  I heard the first song  “Flesh Wars” on soundcloud and thought “yeah, that’s pretty good I guess”, but as usual...
Old Mate - It Is What It Is  Man, I like this. It's kind of like the moody melodrama of Bauhaus or Nick Cave gone dolewave, which is a great combination for a bloke like me that never trusts people who are too far one way or the other and i like bands that understand life is about balance. It's the latest project from Pat Telfer of Bitch Prefect. Have a listen Regional Curse - It All Take...
Black Bananas feature Jennifer Herrema from Royal Trux. I love this album. R&B inspired psych funk that's part 70's, part futuristic cocaine 80's. A lot of fun in other words. It's called Electric Brick Wall if you need confirmation of my description. Kind of like Pharrell doing Electric Warrior in faded denim jeans and cowboy boots. There's always a two artist description in there somewhere. ...

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Good Throb – Fuck Off    UK all girl band who sound in parts like one of those long forgotten punk bands from shitsville 1982 and other times more post punky and angular like Eddy Current Suppression Ring.  About time something good came out of the UK. Nice mix of abrasive and catchy anger and the hi-energy vocalist  gets bonus points for being called KY Elly. Sick!! ...