The War on Drugs
I Don't Live Here Anymore
American rock renegades The War on Drugs drop their fifth studio album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore. Far from stretching into new musical territory, IDLHA is the sound of a band that knows well its own pastiche. The War do here what The War do well – that Dylan-esque, Springsteen-like, Tom Petty delivery we’ve come to know and love. For War fans, this is a great album with plenty of new classics to sit comfortably beside those setlist favourites like “Red Eyes” and “Pain”. Total road-tripping music. Load up. Hit Play. Head for the horizon.
Genre-bending neo classist Ólafur Arnalds digs into his musical cupboard and pulls out eight forgotten tracks he created more than a decade earlier with The Invisible EP. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist has a rather talented knack for weaving classical, pop and ambient/electronica influences. However, this EP strips everything back to wander through grand, sparse and hauntingly beautiful musical landscapes. One to wind down the day.
Aus pop sensation Stevan teams up with Cosmo’s Midnight and longtime collaborator Lucianboomkamp on this light and bright number, “Mr Pants.” With fun-fuelled Random Access… vibes, Stevan & co. steer this killer little number straight to the dance floor. Play loud. Dance proud. This is summer fun times.