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San Francisco’s Pearl Harbour and The Explosions were a pretty neat new wave band; all sharp shoulders and tight riffs and with one minor US hit, 1979’s chippy 'Drivin’', under their skinny belts. But it’s the fabulous frontwoman’s punked-up...
Breaking up by email is never an okay thing to do. In 2017, British singer Laura Mvula found herself on the receiving end of such an unwelcome missive – not from a cowardly ex-lover, but from her record label....
BIG RED MACHINE – ‘RENEGADE (FEAT. TAYLOR SWIFT)’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_wr-9X47ao In the three days since Big Red Machine – aka The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon – announced their second album, they’ve already shared three songs from it. All are, of...
About once a fortnight, there is a YouTube channel — K-Ville — that I play on my TV, allowing it to introduce me to everything I have missed in the wonderful world of K-Pop. Counting down their fan-voted chart,...
What the hell are you doing drinking in LA? Well if you hit up any of these bars and venues you’ll be having an absolutely fantastic time, we promise. From bona fide dives to legendary music spots, these are the...
“That caterpillar went to cocoon, do you get me?” Tyler, the Creator says of his 23-year-old self, on ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’, the album he’s just released at 30. “Thoughts change so rapid, turn into a butterfly.” And...
If you had asked yourself who the biggest breakout pop star of 2020 was going to be, you might not have predicted Phoebe Bridgers. It’s nothing to do with her or her talent; a quick-witted lyricist and a hilarious...
In some ways, the space-age concept of Doja Cat’s third album makes total sense. Like an adventurous space traveller hopping between planets, the Californian rapper and singer never lingers too long on a genre or song. Her tracks possess...
Near-chaos, violence covered in sugar and candy. That’s how Bruce Springsteen once described Wall of Sound records, and on ‘Death Of A Cheerleader’, Pom Pom Squad pursue that description to its extreme. “It hits me and it feels like...
Cast your mind back to this time last year. We were easing our way out of the first (of many) lockdowns and ‘tinnies in the park’ replaced what was set to be an incredible summer of music. As 2020...