This week: the Shins need to cut back on sugar, Huber & Dorfmeister are a bunch of Toscas, and throwback Norwegian deathpunks Turbonegro offer unexpected subtlety of genre (as well as throwing horns and banging heads) in our Classic. Also this week: Drake discovers grime, the Doc makes a Pooñata, picking bands by narrative, Pink Floyd's The Tyre Wall, Victorian foodstuffs and supermarket beer bargain bin diving. Next week: Satan Takes A Holiday, Pulled Apart By Horses and Groove Armada (circa 2001). This, next and last week's albums are all on the BALLS After Dark Spotify playlist. Check out our favourite tracks of the year so far on the After Dark Mixtape for 2017. The BALLS Podcast and BALLS After Dark are also available on iTunes.
In which @beeso of Lantanaland and @DrYobbo of the World of Bollocks attempt to further the cause of human discourse by diluting the overall quality of white male contributions thereto. Is it a meta-satire of cliche-heavy sports punditry? Is it a subversion of generational stereotypes around music, media, pop culture and the atrophying effect of age? Is it just another pair of washed-up flogs with a podcast? NO. It's another pair of washed-up flogs with TWO podcasts...
#BALLS: Mostly sport, out every weekend. Think Roy and HG, with more booze and far, far worse takes. May contain #NBAfeels.
#BALLS After Dark: Mostly everything that's not sport, mostly harmless, out mid-week each week. Featuring our After Dark New Music Challenge, where we review two brand new albums and a well-aged classic each week.