Amyl & The Sniffers ~ Hertz

Melbourne, Australian sultry-spitfire Amy Taylor, lead singer of Amyl & The Sniffers, stated that she began writing punk powerhouse tune Hertz pre-COVID, but it became even more apt in lockdown. “…I’m literally dying. I just want to get to the country and fucking not be in the city… It’s that feeling of feeling suffocated — you just want to look at the sky, just be … Continue reading Amyl & The Sniffers ~ Hertz

Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind

This is whatchacallit when medium and message meet. The repetition is hypnotic with just enough variation to trip/break something cracker-backwards in my mind. The song and video have an almost heroin-esque motif with deep blue-black auras that resonate in regions scarred from white-hot tongues, licking wounds not to cauterize, but to embellish…. Continue reading Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind

Killing Joke ~ I Am The Virus

Despite the song’s eerily prescient release nearly five years prior to COVID, Jaz Coleman, frontman for Killing Joke, is an unlikely omniscient and rather perhaps simply wise. The lyrics, more likely to be interpreted as an allegory to our world’s overlords and their ever-present control over our lives – Jaz is an oft believer in several popular conspiracy theories, an occultist, an apparent cigar aficionado … Continue reading Killing Joke ~ I Am The Virus

PVRIS ~ White Noise

Originally known as Operation Guillotine, a metal-core band rechristened PARIS when their musical direction changed to a synth/electro-pop sound, and finally to the current PVRIS (same pronunciation) due to copyright issues. The band made up of vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski, and bassist/keyboardist Brian MacDonald, self-describes themselves on Spotify as, “… pull(ing) together the harrowing, the surreal, and the urgently personal with shades of … Continue reading PVRIS ~ White Noise

Royal Blood ~ Boilermaker

Royal Blood lead singer Mike Kerr stated in an interview, “A boilermaker is a horrible, horrible drink. It’s a shot of whiskey (dropped) in a beer… When you’re drinking them, you know things are going wrong.” Strange then the juxtaposition of the boisterous fan-favorite track Boilermaker (first introduced during their 2019 European tour) up against this ill- Continue reading Royal Blood ~ Boilermaker