Metric's new single (well new in May) and their first released song for a few years, and its amazing. Tight, driving and exciting neo-synth pop. Its effortless and also exhausting, sugary and bitter, bright and dark. Well its got some shades of grey, and many more than 50.
Nanaki (Postcode guitarist Mikie's solo project) presents this radio sessions album (recorded for Dandelion Radio) which revisits some of the tracks from the band's earliest days. Great stuff it is too, moody rock and punk textures galore. "January overkill" the opener is a whirlwind of razor sharp and howling guitars underpinned by a tasty bass line. "Disembyro" is moody and mysterious. "Let me close my eyes" is simple and restrained before erupted into a guitar frenzy. More about the EP can be seen here.