Album Review: Beautiful Sin – Some Kind Of Illness

Hailing from Manchester, brothers Paul and Mark Hinks – aka indie rock outfit, SOME KIND OF ILLNESS – latest album, ‘Beautiful Sin’, could be described as smooth as a Sunday morning with a tranquil introduction through instrumentals ‘Within A Shadow’ and ‘Ghost’ with the latter featuring a slight sinister spin on the album’s theme.

Third offering ‘A Moment In Time’, first offers a full set of vocals, that’s so smoothing, to the equally smooth and inmate setting. ‘A Lament Reprise’ adds another dimension to the album with its slight electronic drive to the production, uplifting a bed of atmospheric soundscapes similar to what’s offered in the previous productions. ‘Beautiful Sin’ also interrupts the album’s soothing vibe with the distorted and racing guitar riffs breaking through the production, giving off a feather-light and (perhaps 60’s-inspired) Americana feel.

The album concludes with ‘7 Days’, which ventures into a more sinister side of indie rock, with guest vocalist Jenny Jen shedding some light and sweetness to the whole arrangement.

Through their fourth album, SOME KIND OF ILLNESS has effortlessly combine two worlds – indie and rock music –  in a way that’s accessible to those who aren’t massive fans of the aforementioned genres. Have a listen to ‘Beautiful Sin’ below:

Must Listen: A Moment In Time 

Song of the Day: Underneath The Sky/Down Low – Gemini Chris

DJ CHRIS GEMINI has dropped two of his latest offering into today’s hotspot: ‘Underneath The Sky’ brings on those summer days with its rhythmically light electronica vibes. ‘Dow Low’ follows and concludes the mini set on a serious high, thanks to the instantly infectious and gritty b-line.

Check them out below:

New Track: Broken Promises – Dizzy Rambunctious

Last week, DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS had rocked up and slammed down one hell of a EDM banger entitled ‘Throwback’.

Now the urban producer brings on something completely different, forming a three-and-a-half-minute laid-back urban piece, ‘Broken Promises.’

Check it out below:

EP Review: The Blu Tape 4 – Dizzy Rambunctious

In the past, DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS has dropped a series of bluesy projects – and I have to say his latest EP, ‘The Blu Tape 4’ is the most diverse body of work that he has dished out.

A laid-back, Massive Attack -esque number along with an equally laid-back boombap-ish killer (featured in ‘No Interludes’) and an upbeat and idyllic EDM delight were added the urbanised soulful jazzy vibe, featured in the previous blue tape collections.

If you know of this New Jersey-based beatmaker, then you know he’s on a serious mission take a bluesy soulful combo to new heights…and if this is your first introduction of DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS, well this is the perfect opportunity to hop on the ride and sample his almost instrumental pieces below.

Go on, hit that play button below….

Must Listens: Shame On You, No Interludes, Lead Me To Your Love