“I was lightning before the thunder.”

“Thunder” by Imagine Dragons | I’m not really up to date with new music of a particular persuasion these days, so I am writing about this new Imagine Dragons tracks a month behind. I am irritated by this song. Quite irritated. I don’t know why either. Imagine Dragons are a band I never loved or hated, but rather have learned to tolerate, but never further. I never sought out their songs, never was compelled to listen to them (despite what I wrote here) and have learned to live without them. But then I hear this song, which seems well-intentioned, but strikes me as a group of guys taking the piss off everyone with a riff that is, well, quite irritating. “Thunder!” like you’re being mocked. Luckily, I can move on. [NB]

earthings! Fantasy Festival, part five: the Faraday stage

earthings! Fantasy Festival: the Faraday stage

If we’re disappointed with the acts coming to the Philippines, then why don’t we make our own music festival? It doesn’t have to really happen – it can all be in our heads. And thus, the earthings! Fantasy Festival was born. Today, Niko Batallones writes about the five acts he wants to see live, and an unexpected theme that ties them all in: dancing.

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