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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.
Billie Marten Flora Fauna review

Billie Marten – ‘Flora Fauna’ review: fresher, bolder, and not so green

Billie Marten was just 17 when she released her debut album, ‘Writing Of Blues And Yellows’ in 2016. Growing up in rural Yorkshire, the...
St Vincent

St Vincent – ‘Daddy’s Home’ review: from behind sepia-toned sunglasses, a steely gaze forward

“Who wants to be themselves all the time?” wonders Annie Clark. The artist known as St Vincent remains essentially unknowable, ever since her debut...
Holly Macve Not The Girl review

Holly Macve – ‘Not The Girl’ review: brewing up a storm

In a recent interview, Lana Del Rey revealed that should there be a movie about her life, she’d like to be played by Holly...
Jorja Smith Be Right Back review

Jorja Smith – ‘Be Right Back’ review: a sophisticated, tender interlude

Jorja Smith steers her own ship, and she’s in cool, calm command. Other artists might’ve just released ‘Be Right Back’ – a set of...
Bebe Rexha Better Mistakes review

Bebe Rexha – ‘Better Mistakes’ review: pop’s cross-pollinator continues her scrappy charm

“Fail again. Fail better,” goes the famous Samuel Beckett line, and while he certainly wasn’t referring to the minefield that is being a twenty-first-century...
Squid Bright Green Field review

Squid – ‘Bright Green Field’ review: a bonkers, borderless debut

Listening to Squid’s first full-length album is like taking a drive through England: lengthy stretches of undulating green, sometimes interrupted by noisy concrete towns...
Dodie Build A Problem review

Dodie – ‘Build A Problem’ review: buffed-up bedroom pop chronicles

Dodie Clark has her own shade of yellow. ‘Dodie yellow’ – official hex code #fef65b – began as the colour of a dress the...
Birdy Young Heart interview

Birdy – ‘Young Heart’ review: a case of blue, poetic heartbreak

The first cut is the deepest, as Cat Stevens once sang, which might explain why ‘Young Heart’, written after Birdy’s first major break-up, is...
Royal Blood Typhoons review

Royal Blood – ‘Typhoons’ review: soberbangers that don’t quite rewrite the book

Mike Kerr shakes off the shingle from his bass on Royal Blood’s third offering ‘Typhoons’, which finds the rock band chasing a cleaner, groovier...
Julia Michaels interview

Julia Michaels – ‘Not In Chronological Order’ review: A showcase of love and pop...

Julia Michaels pulls the strings of pop. Since her teens she’s written songs for a boundless litany of artists: Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez,...