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Albums of the Year- 2020

It’s been a tough year… No, that feels like an understatement. Worst year ever? Maybe. It’s somehow felt like the longest and the shortest 12 months in human history, a hurry-up-and-wait of terror and tension and “what the fuck is going on”. A calendar of unprecedented chaos. Like every shitty year before this one though, 2020 was somewhat saved by some superb […]

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DEFTONES announce ‘White Pony’ remix album

NEW DEFTONES! Kind of. Today, the Californian quintet announced plans for a 20th anniversary edition of their iconic ‘White Pony’ album. And the release will be accompanied by a long-rumoured remix effort, titled ‘Black Stallion’. Trailer and tracklisting below. ‘Feiticeira’ (Clams Casino remix) ‘Digital Bath’ (DJ Shadow remix) ‘Elite’ (Blanck Mass remix) ‘Rx Queen’ (Salva remix) ‘Street Carp’ (Phantogram remix) ‘Teenager’ (Robert Smith remix) ‘Knife Prty’ […]

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DEFTONES- ‘Ohms’

It’s easy to see this, the ninth Deftones album, as a reflection of the eighth Deftones album. I loved ‘Gore’ but the Californian outfit’s 2016 effort was met with a decidedly lukewarm reception. The consensus seemed to be that while it was atmospheric, it wasn’t exactly dynamic, and while it wasn’t bad, it fell short of the band’s lofty standards. […]

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Watch a DEFTONES video

Well someone had to save 2020! Ahead of their next album, ‘Ohms’, out 25.09.20, Deftones have made a video for the title track. Feast your ears and eyes… The track feels positively breezy, huh? Light but thick. Another subtle evolution from a band that still sound unmistakably like themselves. My favourite part right now is that vocal melody about 90 […]

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DEFTONES. Alexandra Palace, London. 05.05.17

The atmosphere isn’t exactly electric early tonight. Maybe it’s because Deftones are pretty regular visitors to London, or because Ally Pally is literally no one’s idea of a good time, but it might just be because Deftones fans have grown up with the band. No offence to thousands of people politely queuing around the outside of the venue as doors […]

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DEFTONES- Gore

Drama, drama, drama. If you caught any interview with Deftones in the lead up to the release of ‘Gore’ you could be forgiven for thinking this was a record born of conflict, full of songs of frustration and jealousy, played by a band on the edge. It was the light of frontman Chino Moreno versus the dark of guitarist Stephen […]

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CROSSES- Crosses

There’s a chance you’ve heard more about the music of Crosses than you’ve actually heard the music of Crosses. You’ve perhaps heard that this is a side-project of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. You’ve possibly have heard that it also includes his old friend and former Far guitarist Shaun Lopez, and the fantastically named Chuck Doom, in the ranks. And you’ve almost certainly […]

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PALMS- Palms

It feels almost sacrilegious to say, but this, the combined effort of members of Deftones and Isis is… fine. Sure, some three minutes into opener ‘Future Warrior’, as Chino Moreno applies his unique croon to the post-rock rumble of bassist Jeff Caxide, drummer Aaron Harris, and guitarist Cliff Meyer, you get a taste of what might have been. But ultimately, […]

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