Our occasional podcast returns this weekend and it’s Dave in the driving seat. We’re turning back the clock by eleven years to revisit a record that’s brimming with artistic experimentation and packs hooks for days.
Let’s begin with an apology, shall we? It’s been a little while since our last episode. We’re sorry about that.
In our last episode, we picked over an album of pure metal from 1988. This time around, we’re jumping ahead a full 20 years and genre-hopping to one of the 21st century’s biggest rock bands.
When a metalhead knows and appreciates their history, you won’t know them for very long before they mention the album that’s the subject of this episode.
Well, what a year it’s been. After hints of a creative revival in rock music in recent years and the realisation of that in 2016, 2017 has been an artistic triumph in almost every corner of heavy music.
Rx Bandits emerged from California as part of the Drive-Thru generation that made such a mark on the pop-punk scene in the UK in the early 2000s.
With the Old Wounds machine cranking back into action, the latest episode of our exploration into records one of us knows and one of us doesn’t is fortuitously timed.
The latest episode of our podcast is, coincidentally, more topical than usual. We’re putting the spotlight on the debut album of a band whose follow-up came out just two days ago.
Nothing really gets close to the buzz one can achieve by finding an album that just hits the spot. It’ll be in your rotation forever, and there’s something very special about that.
Sometimes an album comes along that you knew about but never listened to, and when you finally do you wonder why you waited.
Discovering new music is a joy. But finding new music to love because of the the recommendations of friends who know your taste and know exactly what will get your fists pumping? That’s special.