MySliceFest was billed as "London’s largest outdoor pizza festival - a music festival combined with some of the craziest pizzas imaginable." Sounds good huh? I've been to music festivals before. I've eaten pizza before. I think I've eaten pizza while listening to music before. But I've never... that's right... never... had pizza at a music festival before, so I was prepared for my mind to be blown!
It's our best singles of the week round-up, featuring the return of Metronomy, plus j.normal, Paige Monroe, MØ and Shields
Using a bizarro contemporary soundtrack, the inventor of electronic disco gave new life to silent cinema’s heavily mistreated classic.
Giorgio Moroder has achieved a great many things in his 73 years on Earth. He practically invented electronic music, pioneered synth disco (Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ being its electro-shocked jump-start), influenced the development of techno, scored some of the most defining films of the 80s including Flashdance, Scarface and that one with the big flying dog. He also grew the most knee-weakingly terrific moustache, won three Oscars and helped rescue and restore one of the single most important works of cinema, the Great-Granddaddy of dystopian dramas... the mighty Metropolis.
Putting our favourite songs of 2015 in order of least good to most good because it's that time of year and it's a perfectly normal thing to do. RIGHT?
Naturally, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Roundhouse gig ended with a confetti canon. Which is how I decree every gig should end from now on. Even Slayer.
They are impossible to pigeonhole. Metal? Stoner rock? Heavy Blues? Nothing quite sums up these four men from Germantown, Maryland. One thing is for sure, nobody sounds like Clutch.
I can feel the cultural story of the mid-90s contracting to the point where great British albums of that time are being airbrushed out of musical history.
There’s a lot to be said for going to a local gig rather than trekking all the way to London to see a night of music. It’s not that often that I manage to even catch the beginning of the main act, let alone the first support band.
Currents is a career-best album, that has enough pleasant surprises and moments of originality to keep it from disappearing fully into a giant psychedelic bumhole.
The latest band with a silly name to arrive from label Fortuna Pop! is Mammoth Penguins with their debut album Hide and Seek.