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Harry Styles – 'As It Was' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5v3kku4y6Q King HRH HS is back, and he ain’t no April Fool. With its jaunty indie melody and lyrical introspection, ‘As It Was’ is everything fans could have hoped for, delivering on enough costume, catchiness...
If anything was truly going to make indie sleaze fetch again, it was Harry Styles. For weeks if not months, the so-called revival appears to have become a ‘thing’ only through nostalgic social media posts and wistful think-pieces. But...
There is no group in music history more synonymous with stan culture than BTS. Many representations of K-Pop stans as strange automatons with no critical faculties are rooted in cruel xenophobia, ageism, and racism rather than actual truth, but...
TikTok has long been a scapegoat for everything that’s ‘wrong’ with young people today. From shortening attention spans to dangerous challenges to fast fashion micro trends – apparently, TikTok is responsible for them all.  Now, the app is being blamed...
That's a wrap on another SXSW Festival. We can't quite believe it's been two years since the great and good of music last descended on Austin for a fortnight of showcases and shenanigans. The Texas festival more than made...
“Saddest Factory Records Corporate Retreat (Q1) invite all SFR “employees” for a day of team building, bonding and togetherness,” reads a mocked-up email announcing the SXSW showcase for Phoebe Bridgers’ record label. Tonight (March 16) at Austin’s Mohawk, the...
Charli XCX has always been a Stan girl. From the very beginning, she has placed her Angels front and centre, listening to their advice and doing what she can to be reflexive to their requests. An icon of obtainable...
Florence + The Machine – ‘My Love’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9CNGPy11Jc If you spent any time during the pandemic longing for a sticky dancefloor, a stranger’s sweat glistening on your arm as you squeezed into the queue for the bar, and the endorphin-rush of...
When Dominic Fike got announced as the latest cast member of HBO’s Euphoria, it was somewhat inevitable that music would be a huge part of the season’s success. Having captured the hearts of an international nation with the viral...
Charli XCX - 'Baby' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggrYaDxyrGM It’s Charli baby, and the word of the day is S.E.X. Over an unrelenting Chromeo beat, Queen XCX serves choreography and charisma, promising to ‘love you real’ but also ‘fuck you up’ in equal disco measure....