It’s not every day that you find a metal band who have members that were in the military, but today is that day for you; here is Path of Victory. Military influences can be heard on aptly named ‘Heart of War’, with the opening snare roll sounding like a machine gun and slowly morphing into the sound of a helicopter flying above.
Pretty City’s debut album Colorize is a statement of their existence. With the album consisting of their already released singles such as ‘Melt’, ‘Running Around’ and ‘Mary Go Round’, it starts off as a walk on familiar territory – no harm taken in reminding us of their greatness (in case it was forgotten).
“I’ve spent most of my life getting high and getting busy” will be a line from opening number ‘Chief’ that sticks in your head and rightly so.
If the cover art doesn’t give it away, there’s a very Quentin Tarantino-esque vibe about Heloise’s release. Perhaps we’ve got ourselves a bit of a fan? Opening number ‘Old Salt’ is western slang with a strong female vocal and heavy beat. The track weaves in and out, with lyrics that are both creative and catchy.
There’s not much that’s all-new in Disney’s reworking of their classic adaptation of The Jungle Book. Raised by a pack of wolves and panther Bagheera (the voice of Ben Kingsley) in the jungle, orphan boy Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is targeted by evil tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) and forced to flee – eventually teaming up with bear Baloo (Bill Murray, who’s playing the only character blessed with an expressive face).