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Every six months or thereabouts, a celebrity will make an absurd sweeping statement about the state of music: “Guitar music is dead!” “Nobody ever listens to albums anymore!” they cry. This time around, the dubious honour falls to Adam...
St Vincent – ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTu65AXrJw Picture the scene. It's midday, 70s downtown New York, glass of bourbon in hand. You’re hiding out from some unsavoury associates, ready to skip town at any moment. This is the world...
This week, Kings of Leon made history by being the first band to offer their new album 'When You See Yourself' (out today), as an NFT. If you don't know what an NFT is, you aren't alone. The letters...
At a time when so much of the music industry remains bogged down by labels, Genesis Owusu dwells in a world where genre is blissfully extinct. His domain is colourful and visceral, from bright live shows to handmade flamboyant...
On the cover of ‘Poster Girl’, Zara Larsson leans against the side of her bed, a vision in a cropped baby blue jumper. Flowers entwine the bed frame, and posters line the wall behind a teenage altar of candles...
Following the news that from June 21, live music could be back in all its noisy, sweaty, euphoric glory, things are indeed looking brighter for music fans. With a long summer and all its possibilities ahead of us, festival...
Since Top of the Pops ended in 2006, programme makers have attempted to recreate its particular appeal via various less beloved formats: a host of ‘00s T4 specials; the short-lived, Rizzle Kicks-fronted Smells Like Friday Night; the more hip...
There’s no doubt about it, 'Harlecore' is a weapons-grade cocktail of rave subgenres – shaken, stirred and spat out. In true Danny L Harle style, PC Music’s hyperpop overlord is doing the most. After a night staggering through this...
Punk heralded the arrival of trailblazer upon trailblazer, but none were more groundbreaking than the young woman in a vintage twin set and strands of pearls who didn’t think of herself as a punk at all.  Born Marianne Elliott, her...
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard possess a back catalogue sizeable enough that they could have been going as long as psychedelia itself. Yet all seventeen albums date from the last ten years. The Australian sextet are often described...