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Kate French-Morris

Kate French-Morris
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Kate is a writer from London. She likes running, sour beer, loud guitars, and euphoric-melancholic pop. If she was a song right now she’d be Jenny by The Mountain Goats.
Zayn Malik new album review

Zayn – ‘Nobody Is Listening’ review: pop’s most reluctant God rests on his laurels

Let us speak not of Harry Potter games or dyed pasta cabinets. Let us speak instead of the excellence of ‘Pillowtalk’ and ‘Mind Of...
Shame

Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ review: railing against lethargy and restraint

“I need a new resolution and it’s not even the end of year,” remarks Shame’s frontman Charlie Steen on the final track of new...
Viagra Boys

Viagra Boys – ‘Welfare Jazz’ review: hangovers, heartache, and… toads

Viagra Boys aren’t here to offer you a boost, exactly, despite their brisk, weaponised anthems and raucous live shows. The Swedish band dwell in...
Eminem

Eminem – ‘Music To Be Murdered By – Side B’ review: moments of clarity...

“Does Eminem dye his hair?” is the first question that springs to mind on watching the video for ‘Gnat’, one of the tracks on...
Nilufer Yanya interview

Nilüfer Yanya | Cover Story

N I L U F E R Y A N Y A Nilufer Yanya spent last year touring the world but this year's been...
Avalanches review

The Avalanches – ‘We Will Always Love You’ review: a cosmic odyssey of sound...

An answerphone message, a spin of crackly vinyl, and then, Smokey Robinson: “Since I saw you last there's been many a sunset…” So begin...
Nilufer Yanya

Nilüfer Yanya – ‘Feeling Lucky?’ EP review: the London songwriter lets the chips fall...

“I kind of like the distance,” admits Nilüfer Yanya on ‘Crash’, the first single from her new EP ‘Feeling Lucky?’. She penned the track...
Lavender Diamond

Lavender Diamond – ‘Now Is The Time’ review: indie-folk troupers return for a strangely...

You know how some songs sound like Christmas songs, but aren’t? ‘Now Is The Time’, the third album from LA folk-ish band Lavender Diamond,...
Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty – ‘Nightmare Vacation’ review: the sugar trap princess ready to upset the...

Ten seconds in to ‘Nightmare Vacation’, Rico Nasty spits, “I don't write reviews 'cause that's something y'all do,” a blunt reminder – or warning...
Yungblud

Yungblud – ‘weird!’ review: boring pop dressed up in better politics

With his Rocky Horror androgyny, expressive face and streaky hair, Yungblud often resembles the love-child of Gerard Way and Caitlin Moran. Live, he leaves...