Turning frustration and anger into humour and joviality, Heat Wave’s Dead Beats is the perfect soundtrack for those too burned out on life’s issues. It’s a soundtrack of synth-heavy party punk that laughs at the futility of it all – made by a band that is choosing to face the world, lumps and all, with a sneer and a playlist of jams fit to dance to.
Devoted To You by Wives examines the effects of devotion to others and to ideals, revealing the unhealthy nature of being subservient and the power some exercise over others. This band is unleashing pent-up aggression and frustration, while also allowing vulnerable aspects of their selves to be laid bare. This album showcases the scars of past experiences and serves as a warning on how to avoid similar pitfalls.