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“Hi, hi, howdy, howdy, hi, hi!’” sang Shamir cheerfully on the opening moments of  his breakthrough single ‘On the Regular’ back in 2014 ”while everyone is minus, you could call me multiply”. Besides...
To date Deftones are filed under at least seventeen different musical genres. So for the uninitiated, their highly distilled ninth record ‘Ohms’ is perversely a pretty good introduction to the Californian band. ‘Ohms’ reels and shakes...
When your seventh studio album is the one that finally sparks critical acclaim, it must be an odd feeling. Sufjan Stevens was well known in indie circles long before the release of...
2020 will be remembered for three things: Coronavirus, the BLM movement and two of hip-hop's finest writing a song about the moistness of their nether regions. WAP hasn't been without controversy and where there's controversy, luckily for...
‘Ultra Mono’ is a record with something to say. It encapsulates that signature IDLES anger and energy that was found within every corner of their previous two records, ‘Brutalism’ and ‘Joy As An...
Sophie Jamieson – 'Release' https://youtu.be/ayyrV7a_Z-Q Moving backwards at speed in her self-filmed music video for ‘Release’, Sophie Jamieson spins round the city, where “oblivion...
As with any system that seeks to pit incomparable styles of music against one another in a bid to find ‘the best’, the value of the Mercury Music Prize has never strictly been about crowning a...
There’s something so devastatingly intimate about Sylvan Esso’s 'Free Love', headphones feel like a necessity. On their third full-length album, vocalist Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn continue on their...
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, we’ve all been missing the thrill of live music, be that a big, no-holds-barred stadium extravaganza or being crammed into the sticky surroundings of small venues to discover your new favourite...
Back in 2018, a paper put together by the Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield, not-so-encouragingly entitled ‘Panic!’, aimed to focus a microscope on the inequalities in the creative industries. Unsurprisingly, what it found wasn’t great.