Prince – Sign o' the Times

In his first studio release after breaking from the Revolution, Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’ celebrates it’s… 30th birthday today!!!

The co-lead vocal with Scottish songstress Sheena Easton on the massive hit ‘U Got The Look’ marks what truly was one of the greatest album releases of Prince’s phenomenal career.

This blog is posted with the sad knowledge that it was nearly a year ago that we lost Prince. His music however continues to excite and undoubtably will for years to come.

Miami Horror – The Shapes [EP]

#NewMusic from Melbourne, Australia

Colourful Australian group Miami Horror have released an upbeat EP that has all the hallmarks of an 80s funk / disco classic, but we’re in 2017! ‘The Shapes’ brings in the season of spring rather nicely.

If you want to brush up on your language skills, why not check out one of the tracks ‘Leila’ in Spanish.

Pick up your copy from their bandcamp page.

Pacific Coliseum – Ocean City

#NewMusic from London, UK

Something blissed out to mellow your midweek courtesy of Pacific Coliseum.

We enjoyed kicking back to this over the weekend and then they dropped another track…

…with even more to come. The LP (on flipping cassette) going by the same ‘Ocean City’ name is due to come out 3 April on Coastal Haze. You can pre-order your copy on their bandcamp page.

Northlane – Citizen

We caught this new offering from Northlane off their ‘Mesmer’ album which dropped out of nowhere last week and were totally taken back to being a teenager washing dishes in the basement of a cafe where we binged heavily on Nu Metal.

There is so much going on, particularly on the drums, behind the sometimes sweet, other times aggressive lyrics. Boy does it carry you through at a relentless pace.