July 2015

Rediscover Fleetwood Mac – Rumours There are certain albums that cannot be revisited or reviewed due to their status in the music world. Certain albums which have been defined as a classic and will be forever noted in history as such. >>
RRP Recommends Room8 – This Place Again Room8, the LA-based two-man troupe made up of producers Ezra Reich and Nic Johns, have followed the release of the title track from their forthcoming No Hard Feelings EP with a second track, the dancefloor-demanding, love-yearning This Place Again. >>
Six Picks Budapest If you haven't been to Budapest, I highly recommend it. I'll even let you know of a few cool hipster places off the beaten track if you ask nicely. While you're there, walk around and take in the sights and sounds (and always remember to look up if you don't want to miss some of the delightful architectural details). Before you go, get in the mood with these six picks of varying Budapestness. >>
RRP Recommends Zola Blood – Play Out Zola Blood have announced Play Out, the follow-up to their debut EP, Meridian. The Hackney four-piece recorded Play Out between London and Leeds; working with producer Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Ghostpoet, Darkstar) they have created a dark, elliptical and intriguing piece of electronica. >>
RRP Recommends Surprise Party – If You Fall Fresh off a two-week tour tour of Western Canada, psych/shoegaze band Surprise Party have released a new video for their track If You Fall, from their recent Circle of Death EP. >>
Rediscover Feeder – Comfort in Sound Share I was quite surprised when a friend of mine asked me to write a piece on a band that he likes. Actually, I was a bit chuffed to be … >>
News Listen to Beast – the new and final Pearl and the Beard album Beast, the final album from New York's Pearl and the Beard, is out today. You can listen to its splendour and gorgeousness right here. Pearl and the Beard's farewell show will take place on November 19th. >>
RRP Recommends Foals – Mountain At My Gates Having already forced the musical universe asunder with the title track from their forthcoming fourth album, Foals have released Mountain At My Gates as a second taster of one of this year's mostly hotly tipped and highly anticipated albums. >>
Playlists The Bluetones Anniversary Jukebox As you probably know from previous articles I've written, The Bluetones are celebrating their 20 year anniversary this year by touring the UK in September.  As a small tribute to one of my all-time favourite bands (and the one I no doubt ramble on about the most), I decided to run a poll on Twitter and Facebook to find the fans favourite tracks so I could make an ultimate playlist. >>
Rediscover Del Amitri – Twisted 1995 saw the release of Twisted, the fourth studio album by Scottish rockers Del Amitri. Prior to this album the band had enjoyed some success with singles such as Kiss This Thing Goodbye and Always The Last To Know. Known for their melodic folk sound with lyrics which focused on mainly love and loss, Twisted brought a change in both sound and line-up and Del Amitri's biggest success in the US singles chart. >>
RRP Recommends Scam Avenue – Mercury Mercury is the title track from the debut EP by dark electropop trio Scam Avenue. It has vocal echoes of Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne), and a quietly developing menace that flourishes briefly before a final phase of descending notes. >>