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1. The 100 gecs' Tree of Clues Somewhere in Des Plaines, Illinois is the mythical tree that appears on the album cover of the '1000 gecs' album. Fans of Dylan Brady and Laura Les have been known to leave trinkets...
Wolf Alice – ‘No Hard Feelings’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBzpdm_h0c You’re stumbling home in the early hours, friends dispersing until it’s only you and your ex left, awkwardly shuffling your feet as you wait for the night bus. This is where ‘No Hard Feelings’...
“Who wants to be themselves all the time?” wonders Annie Clark. The artist known as St Vincent remains essentially unknowable, ever since her debut record in 2007. She possesses Bob Dylan’s great meld of fakery and emotional truth. She...
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 Macve. Helluva compliment. The Irish singer-songwriter certainly looks the part, with a tough, sultry gaze...
While the pandemic has been a serious obliterator of so much vital and vibrant entertainment culture, it’s also been a bit of a kick up the arse for awards ceremonies. In truth, many awards around the world had rested...
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 eight polished songs – as their second album, with some padding. But not Smith, who...
The BRIT Awards have never been about predictability. Throughout its 45-year history, the annual ceremony has delivered plenty of wild surprises – onstage mishaps, powerful speeches and many astonishing performances among them. With the 2021 ceremony fast approaching (May 11),...
When I saw Little Simz on the floor of the Natural History Museum, I knew that this was it. It was the same feeling I felt watching the video for ‘Formation’ for the first time, the same feeling as...
“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 pop star, Bebe Rexha favours the same kind of raw, honest imperfection. The Brooklyn artist’s...
Solidarity Not Silence - 'This Is Sisterhood' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDHNlUY2V24 Having spoken out against their abuse at the hands of a male music industry figure in 2016, ‘Solidarity not Silence’ are a supergroup using music to raise the money they need to fight...