NoMBe | Freak Like Me

Okay so I know you’re probably all super sick of these months long absences followed by apologies and empty promises about my renewed commitment but, allow me to be real here for a bit.

Life is super hard. Like really hard. So hard that some people don’t manage to make it through unscathed. In December my best friend bit the hard edge of the shit stick and couldn’t move past it. When he lost his life and I couldn’t find employment, well it got pretty dark and heavy. However, the conveyor belt goes on and brings you with it so you’ve got two choices. Roll with it or squander. Well, I’ve tried to roll with it and finally seemed to have made it through a full rotation out the other side, determined to be back with a better outlook and better music for your greedy, grubby ears.

So, whilst I was surfing my airwaves as I prepare myself for a move down to The Big Smoke LAHNDAHN, NoMBe’s track “Freak Like Me” plucked itself from the apple tree of soul and dropped itself via a guitar hook raised on the just the ride side of sexy into my lap.   LA-based Noah Macbeth, a name that is synonymous with mass extinction and regicide as well as songs that should be playing when one is in the bedroom, has delivered a beauty from his debut LP “They Might’ve Even Loved Me.” Oozing bedroom appeal from every pore, “Freak Like Me” allows the inner groove of a middle-class white man to twist itself asunder and certainly empowers me to prove that I’ve got an inner freak who can play along with the big boys when it comes down to brass tacks.

Freak Like Me is out now and ready to embolden your bedroom playlist immediately.

The Milk | Deliver Me

Ask anyone with a substantial music collection to pick out 10 albums, more often than not, they’ll pick something of the Blues/Soul sound to compliment the rest of their subjective niche tastes. Put some Otis Redding on with some friends and everyone starts crooning for some form of unrequited passion. Everyone knows the words and no-one asks for it to be switched over.

The Milk bring the tradition back and give us some thing new to spin and cry over. Metaphorically obviously as I’m a product of a male-centric society so I just have to pretend I don’t have emotions. Just wobbly stiff upper lips. “Deliver Me” is a prelude to their second full length which will be released on the Wah Wah 45s label. Even better the song is an available free download from here.