I'm a writer and music journalist originally from Salt Lake City, but now living in Scotland. I was a Punk/Goth in the '80s and these artistic influences have stayed with me; although a love of Chopin, chamber music, and Spanish guitar would seem to belie this. I am one of many assistant music editors at Blogcritics.org, staff writer for a gay men's magazine based in Edinburgh, and a freelance writer.
Under Control is beautifully executed richly textured sounds, creamy smooth guitar, gorgeous synth and honeyed vocals.
This 12th edition is awash with romantic sentiment, passionate desire and, as always, a bit of playful naughtiness.
The kind of luscious sound that make you feel relaxed and quivery.
I decided this year I would just share those albums I actually listened to most.
If you're new to the incorporeal love of A Fine Frenzy then Bomb In A Birdcage is a good place to start.
No one can write a love song like Josh Jenkins. It's his stripped back honesty, their hat-in-hand way of saying I love you.
Scouring our Band of the Week database, to re-introduce you to bands that are likely to achieve huge mainstream success in 2009.
After a very long absence, here I go again.
a funky brand of power-pop that mixes 60s sounds, beach-pop melodies, and brit-rock bounce...