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It is notable that the forthcoming memoir by Richard Thompson – founder member of Fairport Convention and wearer of excellently natty hats – is named in honour of ‘Beeswing’, his tender ballad inspired not by his own life, but...
It's Monday and that means a weekly dose of Boys World wisdom! This week, all five ladies are clocking in to help fix strained friendships in the age of Covid, lockdown squabbles with a new boyfriend, as well as...
If you asked him, Vic Mensa wouldn’t say he needed a comeback. When the Chicago MC first made a splash in 2013 with ‘Innanetape’, it was a sure-fire display of potential that naturally garnered hype. Since then, he’s “made...
To hear Jackie Shane’s voice is to hear fireworks. Dazzling, breathtaking and brilliantly illuminating, the singer was the epitome of a soul sensation, except for the fact that she was barely known outside of her adopted hometown of Toronto...
Grief is a complex thing. To survive as sentient beings, we have to do what we can to suppress the knowledge that our loved ones will one day pass, to find ways to appreciate the time we have instead...
Tune-Yards are a Trojan horse of a band. From their colourful Wacky Warehouse of sound emerge dark, difficult subjects, and their fifth release, ‘sketchy.’, maintains the ruse: guns, gravediggers, and ghosts roam the tracks of an album as playful...
This is not what we expected from 5 Seconds Of Summer. When the Australian band – lead vocalist Luke Hemmings, guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood and drummer Ashton Irwin – released ‘CALM’ a year ago this week (March...
If you’re a regular Twitter user, you might have noticed some seemingly-random artists appearing in your ‘trending topics’ over the past year. Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, Jadakiss… names you haven’t thought about in years but which bring back rich...
Yaya Bey: ‘september 13th’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96FNBRAHUMY&ab_channel=YayaBey Taken from her forthcoming release on Big Dada 'The Things I Can’t Take With Me', ‘september 13th’ is a quiet track that showcases Yaya Bey’s power to strip an emotion down to its bones and leave...
serpentwithfeet may be a classically-trained singer, but church music is his “natural cadence”, his songs the product of growing up in “a Black ass family in a Black ass church”, as he recently put it. His 2018 debut album...