Cooking and music – do they go together? Dublin/London duo Survival Code don’t strictly answer the question definitively but we’re hedging our bets with a “no”.
Their latest single, warmly praised by Hot Press (ho-ho) Not Working, is stridently upbeat despite the point the song is making, reflecting the incredibly energetic live shows the pair are well known for.
Although we wouldn’t recommend tomfoolery in the kitchen, there must necessarily be a suitable beverage to which one can enjoy Survival Code’s new track. Avoiding the obvious Guinness, we’ve though long and hard about what fits their melodic yet heavy brew – we found just the thing: malt, coffee, 5.8%. Marvellous!
Midweek drinking is a terrific thing, until you bring work into the equation. No matter how good an idea it feels to keep putting off the ‘one last drink’, there is something about a midweek hangover which is a crime against humanity. Numbness and pain somehow managing to co-exist for a day which lasts far longer than 24 hours. Heavyball know this and share our pain. Their latest album, “When Can You Start?” is a concept album relating the final week in the life of an office worker whose hopes and dreams are quashed at every turn. Hope springs eternal but sometimes, the refuge of the pub is the best option.
Though several of the tracks have a jaunty, two-tone feel, the mood across the album varies from both joyous to despairing, perfectly summing up the lives of many stuck in a dead-end job: it’s a means to an end but it can soon become a pit it’s impossible to escape from.
To accompany a suitably mood-swinging listen to the album we suggest a proper pint – no American IPAs or fizzy 3% stuff, go for something which tastes lovely but quickly turns into a terrible mistake without you realising until it’s far too late (probably the following day). Can’t go wrong with Black Sheep. Look, posh Black Sheep!
This explosive new EP will leave your head spinning. Following the success of previous track ‘Cheque Me’, featuring London MC Beluga Ice, ShoDem Records joined up with the talented Sky KraftHouse Beats and returned with a new, six track EP “Extraction” due for release 31st January from their latest signing, MSL.
Take a listen to this heartfelt track with a glass of ice-cold Baileys on the rocks. The creamy smoothness pairs perfectly with the jazzy riffs and the lead singers oh-so sultry voice. This tune is a classic for sure!