dance-punk

Is Lo Fidelity Allstars Style Big Beat Back After 25 Years?

Is Lo Fidelity Allstars Style Big Beat Back After 25 Years?

The current resurgence of Britpop could trigger nostalgia for late 1990s big beat like Lo Fidelity Allstars, while trip-hop remains a vital influence.

The 15 Best New Order Songs

The 15 Best New Order Songs

New Order’s danceable rhythms and quick, clean melodies inspired a slew of paler imitators then and a new onslaught of dance-punk bands in the past few decades.

Bloc Party’s ‘Alpha Games’ Is an Exciting Gem

Bloc Party’s ‘Alpha Games’ Is an Exciting Gem

Alpha Games is a superb return to form for Bloc Party, much-awaited, and an excellent entry to a fantastic and idiosyncratic discography.

Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Hits to the Head’ Highlight’s Catchy Tunes and Artistic Shortcomings

Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Hits to the Head’ Highlight’s Catchy Tunes and Artistic Shortcomings

Franz Ferdinand’s potential is repeatedly hinted at rather than fully realized on Hits to the Head. But it’s better to show potential than to have none at all.

Parquet Courts Chase a Hypnotic High on ‘Sympathy for Life’

Parquet Courts Chase a Hypnotic High on ‘Sympathy for Life’

Parquet Courts branch out into dance-rock and Madchester textures inspired by the rave’s communal, ecstatic atmosphere on their latest Sympathy for Life.

Crossing Boundaries: An Interview with Liars’ Angus Andrew

Crossing Boundaries: An Interview with Liars’ Angus Andrew

Liars’ founding member Angus Andrew talks with PopMatters about revisiting the band’s past work and creating a new sci-fi album, The Apple Drop.

Musicians Pay Tribute to Gang of Four on ‘The Problem of Leisure’

Musicians Pay Tribute to Gang of Four on ‘The Problem of Leisure’

Post-punk pioneers Gang of Four get the tribute they deserve on The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four.

Electropop’s Cut Copy Discuss New Album ‘Freeze, Melt’ As They Continue to Evolve

Electropop’s Cut Copy Discuss New Album ‘Freeze, Melt’ As They Continue to Evolve

In advance of their sixth studio album, we spoke with Cut Copy's Dan Whitford about Freeze, Melt, and the road the electropop group took to get to where they are.

All That Jazz and Then Some: An Interview with Defunkt’s Joseph Bowie

All That Jazz and Then Some: An Interview with Defunkt’s Joseph Bowie

Defunkt’s music is constructed with the intricacies of jazz, charged with the muscular pump of rock, and executed with punk’s ferocity. Frontman Joseph Bowie talks about the band’s long, colourful, and arduous journey.

The Wants Make Post-Punk That Matters on ‘Container’

The Wants Make Post-Punk That Matters on ‘Container’

Brooklyn post-punk trio, the Wants deal in 21st-century dread but do so in a most danceable way on Container.

The Juan MacLean Go Flat on ‘The Brighter the Light’

The Juan MacLean Go Flat on ‘The Brighter the Light’

Electro duo the Juan MacLean release a flat collection of previously released house singles on The Brighter the Light.

‘Wallop’ Is the Sound of !!! Marking Out New Territory

‘Wallop’ Is the Sound of !!! Marking Out New Territory

Dance-punk band, !!! darken the edges of their sound and look beyond the dancefloor on Wallop. It's one of the group's most consistently interesting and cohesive albums to date.