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Self Esteem – 'The 345 (Choose You Edit)' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvrhYjcq488 As anyone who has attended a Self Esteem show in the last 18 months will attest, ‘The 345’ is a special moment in the set, an invitation to care for yourself the...
If you live in the UK, you will know that an artist winning a BRIT award is still a pretty big deal. Introduced in 2008 as the Critics' Choice Award, the Rising Star Award has become a big focus...
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DAINE – ‘SHAPELESS’ The title track from the Australian emo-pop artist’s forthcoming mixtape is a propulsive, dead-behind-the-eyes dissection of identity. “Lips fake eyes fake / teeth fake face lift / I got it all now I’m shapeless,” the singer moans...
"Bloody Nora, this is nice!" Wet Leg's Rhian Teasdale is surveying the crowd at London's sold-out Forum: a venue that's about 10 times too small for the five-time Grammy-nominated band, who only released their first single eighteen months ago. Arriving...
Kim Petras - ‘If Jesus Was A Rockstar’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjncAGqFgJ0 Continuing down a strain of blasphemous pop following top collab ‘Unholy’ with the newly, confusingly cool Sam Smith, ‘If Jesus Was A Rockstar’ doesn’t quite swagger with the same lusty thirst as...
Laurel Canyon, storied within music history, has come to be known less as a geographic region and more as a genre within and of itself. Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Crosby Stills & Nash; from that prolific time in the...
Now in its 65th year, the release of the GRAMMY nomination longlist has always been a big day for the industry, a way to recollect on the music and moments that have shaped our culture. But in the past...
The day of the concert has finally arrived. You’ve got your tickets, lightstick and phone, and are ready to dance the night away to your favourite act. As you enter the queue, somebody slips you a piece of paper;...
Dream Wife - ‘Leech’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68IvRtRR5g Power-grabbing gatekeepers and ‘It’s just a bit of banter’ apologists beware: Dream Wife have had just about enough of your shit, and they’ve got the guttural roar to prove it. Though ‘Leech’ – the first taster...