British alternative band Portishead applies their trademark haunting sounds to Abba’s 1975 pop classic SOS in a cover version dedicated to slain British parliament member Jo Cox. We always thought the original’s upbeat sounds belied the song’s dark lyrics.
Kaptain Kristian takes a look at one of our favorite bands. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz is a modern-day supergroup, with a constantly changing lineup, a free-flowing, enigmatic style, and fronted by a stable of four archetypal animated characters.
This new track from Peter Gabriel features the sort of richly layered production, piercing rhythms, and global influences we’ve come to expect, at times reminiscent of the sound of his hit album Up. We can only hope it’s indicative of a full album down the road.
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