reppin: london, UK - hit/rca records

sounds like: those expandable water toys when we were kids….looks harmless, but oh man, does she pack a punch when she gets goin

last album drop: my love is cool (june, 2015)

featuring: ellie rowsell, joel amey, joff oddie, theo ellis

Wolf Alice | Subterranean | Chicago, May 2015 | @thefaakehipster

Wolf Alice | Subterranean | Chicago, May 2015 | @thefaakehipster

Once again, another amazing group that has seen a ton of love in the past year. And once again, another band I wrote to memory a little more than a year ago. It appears that they are much more well known over the pond than in the states at the moment, but that will change. March of 2015 I saw these kids rock out at Subterranean in Chicago (very small venue for those who don’t know) and I must say, I do not see them playing those small clubs again, like ever. A chick with her axe and just the right amount of edge to her voice, a old school rock vibe behind her and a whole lot of loud, fun and energetic noise to get you moving.

As you work your way through “moaning lisa smile” & “bros,” you’ll catch onto their harder, grungier sound. Tracks like “freazy” & “wicked game” will show their pop and folky side, proving they can play and write at a wide spectrum. Whatever you favor, they do an unreal job at blending the opposing genres and creating a party on stage for your viewing pleasure. For now, sit back and cruise their tunes to get you hooked for that next show

suggested listening experience: getting ready for the workday or schoolday // hanging with your friends who don’t listen to just edm // that little window of time after work when you come home to change before you are ready to fuck shit up at night

listens: moaning lisa smile // bros // giant peach // your love's whore

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reppin: edinburgh, scotland - big dada records

sounds like: your dad telling you about those days he smoked weed and listened to all those cool 60s bands...it doesn't quite make sense but sounds cool as hell and you want in

latest album drop: white men are black too (april, 2015)

featuring: kayus bankole, graham hastings, alloysious massaquoi

Before you even hit play, you gotta put yourself in a very unique music space for these amazingly creative dudes. Think Death Grips, Das Racist, Shabazz Palaces, BadBadNotGood….this little bubble has no fear in creating a song structure that makes no sense but at the same time makes complete sense. After laying down some simple percussion, the songs take off in a completely unpredictable way that would make Bowie smile from the heavens. The ongoing theme I’ve found is the uplifting and positive nature that each song puts you in...and I dig that.

 “I Heard,” one of their more soothing but darker songs off of Tape Two put them on the map. They then followed it up with a more funky and head bobbing “Soon Come Soon” and have really taken that path since. Nest is my personal favorite. It will give you the confidence to go and talk to that crush you’ve had forever. If you are giving these Scots the thumbs up, give “White Men Are Black Too” a listen from front to back. There is something special about raps laid over funky beats with that little sprinkle of singing vocals. So sit back, roll up your J (I mean sleeves) and enjoy the craftiness that is Young Fathers

suggested listening experiences: in your earbuds on a summer day along the beach // trippy and/or funky dance party

listens: nest // i heard // soon come soon // shame

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