The stumbling beat, Wagnerian electronic backbone and liberating piano meanderings of ‘Earache’ form a stimulating instrumental.
Sumney’s music exists outside of the confines of any genre, with perhaps the only distinction being that it is always well worth a listen.
Presenting five crack new tracks to help you celebrate winter's end (hey, there's no harm in being optimistic)
‘Dot To Dot’ draws influences from a plethora of genres, cultures, tones and flavours. It's a banging tune with big bass sounds, big energetic drums and just big, well... 'bigness'
Introduce your grateful ears to Lost In The Manor's latest curation of choice cuts, featuring The Drink, Band Of Gold, Blackmale Beats featuring Meakoom, Joon Moon and Love Nor Money
"The whispered chants, plaintive harmonies and lingering piano crescendo of the opening segment are compelling enough, but it is the stampeding bass notes and forceful chorale of the mid-section that packs the punch: piano hammers strike the strings like desperate blows on a bolted door as the singer directs his anger towards an unreachable almighty."
Check these exclusive shots from the recent show at The Finsbury by the impressive Moon, who went into interstellar overdrive during a set that managed to encompass elements of Floyd, The Mars Volta, Hawkwind and Rage Against The Machine. The band's new self-titled EP has just been launched, tune in and take off below...
This may be the first time Lost in the Manor has prospected for fresh sounds in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but if Mbongwana Star’s opening salvo, ‘Malukayi (feat Konono No 1)’, is a marker then it won’t be the last. As fresh a segment of audio as is likely to be unearthed, this six-minute single is essentially a progressive charge of irresistible dancehall Afro-funk, yet it has a surreal, claustrophobic air imbued by a growling bassline that, for all its giant heft, just seems to hang there, as well as an other-worldly metallic melody courtesy of Konono No 1, perhaps played out on salvaged steel.