Comedown Machine

Album review: The Strokes – ‘Comedown Machine’

The Strokes – Comedown Machine {rating} Buy: Comedown Machine Who are The Strokes? They’re the New York band who single-handedly kick started the garage-rock revival in the early 00’s, becoming one of the world’s biggest and most influential bands in the process – but you knew that already. What do I need to know about […]

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The Strokes album review – Angles

The Strokes – Angles As has been widely documented, the recording of The Strokes fourth album got a little bit strained and complicated. In fact, life for The Strokes has been getting ever more complicated since the simple life of the early 2000’s, when they were the hottest, hippest young things on the block – […]

Watch: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz new album trailer

It’s no secret that Strokes frontman has been working on a new solo album, to follow his 2009 solo effort Phrazes For The Young, and today he revealed the album title with a cool looking/sounding album trailer.

Instead of being boring and just putting his own name on the album, he’s gone for something a bit more interesting and called the ‘project’ Julian Casablancas + The Voidz. Whether The Voidz is a new backing band or just a ‘whacky’ name remains to be seen.
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February playlist – all the best new music from last month in one place!

It may be a short month, but February still managed to produce some awesome new music! My February playlist features Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke’s brilliant remix of MS MR’s ‘Fantasy’, AlunaGeorge’s ‘Attracting Flies’, Yeah Yeah Yeahs new single ‘Sacrilege’ and loads more. Listen to the playlist below, and remember to go check out my […]

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The best albums of the 2000’s – according to Reddit

Yesterday a Redditor by the name of dirkdiggin asked his/her fellow Redditors to name their top 10 albums of the 2000’s. Today all of the entries have been collated and a definitive list of what r/music subscribers think are the best albums of the 2000’s has been published. There’s no major surprises in the list, with Radiohead, The White […]

Julian Casablancas says new Strokes album is still not ready

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has told BBC’s 6 Music that the bands new album is ‘almost half-way done’. The follow-up to 2006’s underwhelming ‘First Impressions of Earth’ was previously reported to have been completed, with drummer Fab Moretti saying they hoped to have the as yet untitled album out by this September. This contradiction […]


Listen: Albert Hammond Jr announces new ‘AHJ’ EP and streams lead track ‘Rude Customer’

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr has revealed he is releasing a new solo EP on his bandmate Julian Casablanca’s record label Cult Records. The five-track EP, simply titled ‘AHJ’, will be released on 8 October and features the very striking artwork above. In preparation of the EP’s release, Cult Records have released a stream of […]

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Listen: The Strokes – ‘All The Time’

A new song from The Strokes is always big news, but the New Yorkers confounded fans rather than excited them with the synth-and-falsetto driven ‘One Way Trigger’ last month. This evening they have debuted ‘All The Time’, the first official release from new album Comedown Machine, and thankfully it sees them playing to their strengths. Listen […]