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Kanye West – 'Wash Us In The Blood' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0U2QUGKbSE When Kanye's name starts flashing up in your news feed, you never really know what's going to be at the other end of the click. Maybe he's dropped something that lives up...
Opening and closing their third album with the plaintive call of a saxophone, Haim know that life often goes in cycles. One minute you’re up, the next you’re down; life hands you a third record, and then it deals...
In the midst of a global pandemic that’s ground the live music industry to a halt, it’s important now, more than ever, that people who can afford to buy music do so. Since the pandemic hit, Bandcamp have waived...
Francis of Delirium’s debut EP ‘All Change’ delves deep within. 18-year-old songwriter Jana Bahrich, being thirty years junior to her collaborator Chris Hewett, have generation-spanning scope, striking the balance between instrumental experience and the cracked-open ache of adolescence. This...
The idea of Dream Wife is extremely difficult to fault. Originally conceived as a conceptual art piece back in 2014, the chemistry between Fine Art students Rakel Mjöll, Alice Go and Bella Podpadec proved so undeniable that the project...
Emo is, notoriously, a tricky thing to define. It spans genres, cultures, and hundreds of songs over 35 years. When putting together this list of 45 of the best emo songs, we’ve stuck to a couple of simple rules:...
In a recent interview, Jessie Ware recounts being called up for jury service, and struggling to find a neat catch-all sentence to describe exactly what she does. “The judge,” Ware joked to The Guardian, “looked at me as if...
Anderson Paak – 'Lockdown' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgItkJCm09c A ‘sign of the times’ protest song is a hard one to get right, but Anderson Paak nails the tone on ‘Lockdown’. Released on Juneteenth, it addresses the community uprising witnessed at Black Lives Matter protests...
Since the awakened dawn in which humanity discovered that accumulating together in groups centred around instruments, can create genuine historical impact, there have been many an attempt at defining what it means to be a "Rock n' Roll Star"....
So by now we’ve probably all had a little look at the annoyingly gorgeous weather forecast for what would have been next weekend’s Glastonbury. It’s ideal; mid-20s and with a little bit of cloud cover and a breeze. Even...