Daily Tune

— 24/01/2020

Heat Lightning is Bambara’s latest single teasing the New York post-punkers forthcoming LP Stray due in February. Over the driving drumbeat, lead singer Reid Bateh howls and moans his vocals between laconic drawl and aggressive outburst. Conjuring a dark and dystopian vision, the single seems to best fit into a black and white film about the gritty New York underground. On their album, the trio says, they reflect on many different characters – the most prominent one being death. ‘For the most part Death is doing his work in the background, or even between other people’s stories, but there are a few songs where I wanted to give him the spotlight.’ And Bambara’s latest release certainly does that! IDLES are already on board for these folks and you should too.




Very Unconditional, Actually: Growing Up And Growing Old With The Pet Shop Boys

The world has surely changed a lot in the 35 years after "West End Girls" topped the charts but somehow Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are still here as one of the few remaining constants in the ever-changing in the world of pop. For the majority of his life NBHAP head Norman has been following the path of the British duo, creating a life-long love relationship that started in his early childhood. In the wake of the band's new album "Hotspot" he shares this personal reflection on these past four decades.
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