Falling somewhere between grand, grizzled R&B and worked-up electronic music, the UK act Malachai manages to be menacing and sexy at the same time. This kind of music — the kind that straddles two widely disparate genres — can get cloying fast, but Malachai commit to their task with such enthusiasm it's hard to mind. To wit: "Snowflake," where the group matches a sexy, soulful vocal to a door-busting electronic thud, proving there is, in fact, more than one way to wake the neighbors.
By Kenneth Partridge on 08.04.14 in Features
Frontman Dale Barclay talks about his band's after-hours punk, and why he's surprised anyone cares about it.
By Zach Kelly on 07.17.14 in Reviews
If the full-length debut from unhinged Glaswegian post-punk trio the Amazing Snakeheads sounds unnervingly capable of inciting volatile behavior, it's probably because it is. Before the record even got a chance to see re...
By Marc Hogan on 07.16.14 in News
As the music industry grapples with listeners' shift toward streaming, independent labels are staking out the high ground. A new "Fair Digital Deals Declaration" would commit indies to a set of principles meant to treat...
By Kat Bee on 06.20.14 in Features
Kat Bee interviews White Lung about the band's brash and boisterous third LP.