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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.
Willow lately I feel EVERYTHING review

Willow – ‘lately I feel EVERYTHING’ review: a skilled pivot to pop-rock

You’d be forgiven for accusing Willow Smith of slipping into the zeitgeist pop-punk genre as easily as a garment. Her previous three solo albums...
Clairo Sling review

Clairo – ‘Sling’ review: a gentle yet bold leap forward

“I’m stepping inside a universe designed against my own beliefs,” announces Clairo at the very start of ‘Sling’. It’s her second album – and...
Sault Nine review

Sault – ‘Nine’ review: songs of lost innocence and Black experience

“Are you from London? … Y'all eat crumpets and stuff?” The queen, bad teeth, rain: British collective Sault have fun playing with the capital’s...
Laura Mvula Pink Noise review

Laura Mvula – ‘Pink Noise’ review: a buoyant, shoulder-padded power move

Breaking up by email is never an okay thing to do. In 2017, British singer Laura Mvula found herself on the receiving end of...
Tyler the Creator Call Me If You Get Lost review

Tyler, the Creator – ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’ review: a beautiful tangle...

“That caterpillar went to cocoon, do you get me?” Tyler, the Creator says of his 23-year-old self, on ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’,...
Doja Cat Planet Her review

Doja Cat – ‘Planet Her’ review: intergalactic antics from a forward-facing star

In some ways, the space-age concept of Doja Cat’s third album makes total sense. Like an adventurous space traveller hopping between planets, the Californian...
Pom Pom Squad Death Of A Cheerleader review

Pom Pom Squad – ‘Death Of A Cheerleader’ review: sugar-coated carnage you can’t help...

Near-chaos, violence covered in sugar and candy. That’s how Bruce Springsteen once described Wall of Sound records, and on ‘Death Of A Cheerleader’, Pom...
Lucy Dacus Home Video review

Lucy Dacus – ‘Home Video’ review: here’s looking at you, kid

Diligent diarists have a secret weapon: an exclusive spyhole to the past, the view relatively unobscured. 26-year-old Lucy Dacus typed up thirteen of her...
Mykki Blanco Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep review

Mykki Blanco – ‘Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep’ review: reflection, flirtation, and every shade...

Mykki Blanco once read somewhere that humans experience 256 variations of emotions in one day. One day? Blanco only needs 27 minutes and 28...
Griff One Foot In Front Of The Other review

Griff – ‘One Foot In Front Of The Other’ mixtape review: small steps and...

Nothing can resist the pull of a black hole – and not many can resist the gravitas of Griff, the pop universe’s newest bright...