Hop Along


Dis (and pitchfork actually, for all of the bad press it gets on here) are far better than they used to be as far as championing music by women (see last year’s best of list from Sean) but even so… I don’t think, personally, it’s worth getting complacent about. Maybe because of the genres you listen to and where you get your recommendations you get a good balance of different artists, in which case that’s awesome. But I certainly wouldn’t chastise someone who is more active in selecting their music to consciously counteract a gender imbalance.

I’ve probably only got time to listen properly to one new metal /hardcore release this week and, if I hear good things about several lps in that genre, I’ll choose to give my time to the female fronted one because in my library they are hugely outweighed by male fronted ones.


The album just didn’t quite click for me on the first couple of listens. It’s certainly not bad in any way but I didn’t enjoy it as others have here. I’ll give it another spin to see if I’m missing something.


They’ve got three tracks to listen off the new album on Bandcamp and they’re all absolute BANGERS.


it took me quite a long while but it does start clicking in a big way after like 4 or 5 listens I feel.

Part of me just wishes for a return to this though:


What are everyone’s favourite tracks from this? I’m addicted to Prior Things and the back half of Abel is pretty perfect.


Pretty much the case with me too. I can’t get Prior Things out of my head and I’m afraid it’s going to ruin the song.


The strings are basically ideal - melodic but driving, not too syrupy or cloying. Got they fit in with the full band so well.


Prior Things is the only good song as it doesn’t sound like every other track. Disappointed in general


Really good album, for me. Like it a lot more than Painted Shut atm


Not sure if I’m fully on board with the Paramore/Haim-ish muted guitars yet, but ‘The Fox in Motion’ is the early standout for me. Really digging ‘What the Writer Meant’ too, love the sound of it.

Needs way more listens, but already think it’s a good next step from Painted Shut.


Not Abel (?) is the weird one for me. The first half is nice but very…odd. Whereas the closing outro/half is bloody sublime.


Prior Things actually a perfect song.