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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.
Garbage No Gods No Masters review

Garbage – ‘No Gods No Masters’ review: deadly, danceable rage from the alt-rock icons

In a year of big, brilliant releases from the likes of Wolf Alice, Du Blonde, St Vincent, Japanese Breakfast, and Olivia Rodrigo, it feels...
Marina Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land review

Marina – ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’ review: shining bright like a diamond

“Why be a wallflower when you can be a Venus fly trap?” – a highly Marina-style question posed on the second track of her...
Greentea Peng Man Made review

Greentea Peng – ‘MAN MADE’ review: a soulful, sun-soaked, political stance

A groovy bus cruises the sunny streets of London, painted with swirling hippy fonts in psychedelic pink, purple, and neon green. No, it’s not...
Wolf Alice - 'Blue Weekend' review

Wolf Alice – ‘Blue Weekend’ review: a ballsy idyll of feeling, and the band’s...

Shy artists often make fierce performers: sometimes it’s easier to shed inhibitions within the parameters of a stage and the lines of a song....
Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast – ‘Jubilee’ review: joyful, twinkling pomp, despite the circumstance

There are two kinds of people in this world, “those who have felt pain and those who have yet to”. At least, that’s how...
Bugzy Malone The Resurrection review

Bugzy Malone – ‘The Resurrection’ review: not your average near-death memoir – but still...

Early one morning in January 2020 – dark, cold – Bugzy Malone runs through the streets of Manchester. His stride is strong and purposeful:...
Lou Hayter Private Sunshine review

Lou Hayter – ‘Private Sunshine’ review: summer dreams a la Moroder

If weather forecasts are anything to go by, Lou Hayter’s debut solo album should land amid some perfectly timed, highly belated summer weather. Not...
black midi Cavalcade review

black midi – ‘Cavalcade’ review: chaos in a cabaret

“In two years, Black Midi’s music will be unrecognisable compared to what it is today,” the London band decreed two years ago. To hold...
Chai Wink review

Chai – ‘WINK’ review: house-pop grooves delivered with gusto

A band who begin their new record with a love song to donuts are probably doing things right. From sweet treats to karaage (fried...
Audrey Nuna a liquid breakfast review

Audrey Nuna – ‘a liquid breakfast’ review: the multi-talented artist flaunts her range

Audrey Nuna describes ‘a liquid breakfast’ as her journal from the past eighteen months – but it’s no dull pandemic diary. “There’s a lot...