#3: Part Chimp – Mapoleon

We all thought Part Chimp were gone. Extinct. Never to be seen in their natural habitat again. Yet by the power of the the heavens, science and definitely magic, the London-based noise rock outfit returned with IV in April. Track two, Mapoleon, shows there's still life in the old chimp. Mapoleon is relentless and painfully…

#2: Forest Swords – The Highest Flood

Space is an undervalued attribute in music. The ability to let a sequence breath without becoming stale challenges artists frequently, and many fail. Forest Swords has made a career of being able to craft songs oozing with tension, repetition and a precarious sparsity that leaves listeners always finishing with more questions than answers. Ambiguity creates…

#1: Tall Ships – Day By Day

We were an island getting bashed on all sides by an ocean of sold fears and doubts   Some songs come around at just the perfect time in your life to either fill a void that is completely missing at that moment. Others become a sonical and lyrical narration for what is occurring at during…