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The Forty-Five is not in the business of celeb gossip, but we’d be hard-pressed not to notice that most of the talk around this years’ MTV VMAs wasn’t strictly musical. Though it boasted some impeccable performances from the likes...
'Valentine' – Snail Mail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxarOZ0JBcc It’s been over three years since Snail Mail (aka Lindsey Jordan) released super-hyped debut ‘Lush’ at just 18 years old. Her comeback single is well worth the wait — ‘Valentine’ is more complex than Snail Mail’s...
While certain UK punks were doing their best to be controversial by flirting with fascism (Sid Vicious's thing for a swastika remains as stomach-churning today as it was in 1977), over in Los Angeles the punk scene set itself...
‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone?’, the 1955 Pete Seeger song that shares its name with Deb Never’s new record, repeatedly wonders, “when will you ever learn?” Though Deb’s certainly not making folk protest music, her new album asks...
Somebody’s wreaking havoc in a tin shed – hammering metal, buzzsaws whirring wildly, nuts and bolts flying in all directions. Who is it? Vocalist Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Miller. What are they building? Why, it’s got to be...
While half of Twitter is busy losing their minds over Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, the other half is obsessed with a different kind of royalty. A means of crediting those involved in the creation of a song —...
“Don’t fence me in!” demands Amy Taylor, Amyl and The Sniffers’ coiled spring of a frontwoman, two-thirds of the way through their second album. Yet at first scan, you might think Taylor’s railing against the sonic restraints of her...
Little Simz might just be Britain's most affecting wordsmith, as she proves on second album 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert'. The record opens with actual fanfare and for just cause, for what's about to unfold over the next 19...
"I don't get out much", says Damon Albarn, atop End of the Road festival's Woods stage on its first day proper. "But when I do, I like to have a good time". Clad in a 90s Fred Pezza shirt,...
In amongst the carefully curated reversions on ‘Cuntry Covers Vol. 1’, the dreamy, western-indebted debut EP from Bria – Bria Salmena and Duncan Hay Jennings from Orville Peck's touring band and Toronto punks FRIGS – is an elegant take...