Kyoto trio tricot return with jangling math rock in their highly anticipated third album 3. The sheer musicianship of Ikkyu, Motifour and Hirohiro slapping the listener in the face with the sound of the first trademark high-pitched snare of 'Tokyo Vampire Hotel', the album’s opening track.
Thundercat is a man of many talents. A record producer, singer and bassist (six string, obviously), he’s worked with many artists over a multitude of genres, hip-hop to thrash metal. Drunk incorporates his rich tapestry of musical experience to generate something totally distinctive and unique.
Black Peaks have been on the road seemingly endlessly since Statues was released. Just a few hours before they would play to a packed out Moles, Bath, that they’d later describe on their Facebook page as “one of the most fun and intense shows we've ever played”, I grabbed a coffee with Will Gardner, the band’s vocalist.
It’s always interesting when bands join forces. Do they combine their respective writing styles to develop some sort of hybrid creation, or do they stick to their own influences?