Long but exceptionally fresh, bright and upbeat, Vampire Weekend return after a six-year hiatus with double album ‘Father Of The Bride’.
Imagine a festival on an idyllic beach, where it doesn’t rain, headlined by the best musicians from a plethora of genres at the top of their game… You just imagined Primavera Sound 2018, the biggest and best indie festival in Europe.
‘Vampire Weekend’ was very much a product of its time, but stands up as one of the Noughties’ best guitar debut albums ten years on.
Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio convincingly strikes out on his own once again with his second solo album ‘Man Of The World’.
To adapt that famous misquotation attributed to Mark Twain, reports of the album’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Ever since the turn of the millennium, conventional wisdom has had it that the traditional long-player is on its way out, an arcane format out of time with the digital world that will cede inexorably to a future of singles and playlists. But while many artists have experimented with what an album