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Journalist for the likes of Evening Standard, Crack, Loud and Quiet, The Face, i-D
Rose Gray interview TREMORS

TREMORS// Rose Gray is making 90s-influenced dance-pop for the city’s boarded-up clubs

It might sound far fetched but Rose Gray can remember the precise moment she settled upon her sound as a solo artist. “I was...
Navvy

Navvy: “If I don’t want to share my experiences then I probably shouldn’t be...

For any aspiring alt-pop artist worth their salt, comparisons to Lorde are probably inevitable at some point. For Navvy - real name Phoebe Lee...
London Grammar Baby It's You

45s of the week: BTS, Arlo Parks, London Grammar and more!

Arlo Parks - 'Hurt' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qz4cAAwtv0 Top dogs at Amazon and Zoom aside, Arlo Parks seems to be the only person truly thriving in the hellscape that...
Jessica Winter

Jessica Winter is the Robert Smith-approved synth-pop goth making sad songs you can ‘crance’...

According to a 2018 study conducted by the New York Times, musical taste in adulthood is shaped between the ages of 11 and 14...
Donna Missal

Donna Missal: “I wrote this album because I was heartbroken and I needed to...

In songwriting circles, Donna Missal’s abilities have long been an open secret. A reluctant star originally, the Pasadena-based singer-songwriter first found fame in 2015,...
Lianna La Havas

Lianne La Havas – ‘Lianne La Havas’ review: subtle, sensitive and a welcome return

Lianne La Havas is blessed with a voice that can instantly awe entire arenas into silence. With a smoky lower register and silvery upper...
Jarvis Cocker Jarv Is album review

JARV IS… – ‘Beyond The Pale’ review: Cocker and co. provide the perfect balm...

There’s always been something strangely soothing about Jarvis Cocker. It’s more than just familiarity, though the 30-odd years he spent fronting Pulp certainly cemented...
Dream Wife

Dream Wife – ‘So When You Gonna…’ review

The idea of Dream Wife is extremely difficult to fault. Originally conceived as a conceptual art piece back in 2014, the chemistry between Fine...
RVKDTR

Daughters of Reykjavik: “We’re Pussy Riot vs Pussycat Dolls”

“Dry pussy feminist bitch?” Salka Valsdottir is trying to recall the most offensive comment her band has ever received online. “There are so many...
Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor – ‘The Album’ review

At the age of 29, Teyana Taylor has now spent more of her life in the public eye than out of it. A precocious...