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London Grammar make easy listening music, or so you’ve been led to believe. The definition isn’t wildly off: it is eminently easy to listen to the electronic band’s ambient soundscapes and Hannah Reid’s ethereal vocals as they wash up...
A half century on from Merry Clayton’s stunning self-titled album – the cover of which sees her with her arms outstretched, mid glorious croon – one of the most overlooked voices in pop is back. A soaring selection of...
Trigger warning: domestic & sexual abuse It’s hard to imagine a time now when Tina Turner wasn’t considered a singular artist. The 81-year-old rock & roll legend, whose career has spanned six decades, is easily one of the most charismatic...
What do you do when you realise, “I've been a queen, I've been a king, and still I don't fit in”? Well, if you’re Du Blonde, aka Beth Jeans Houghton, you establish your own empire. New label Daemon T.V....
Boys World's killer debut EP 'While You Were Out' is out now but the girls have still found the time to answer your questions! This week, they're looking at anxiety, chasing your dreams in a world that seems determined...
It’s 2008 and I’m going through the arduous yet entirely unnecessary process of deleting every Taylor Swift song from my iPod Classic. While the prospect of a friend on the bus grabbing one of my headphones and hitting shuffle,...
“The battle was long”, Taylor Swift sings on ‘Change’, a fitting descriptor for her dispute with Big Machine label boss Scott Borchetta and management giant Scooter Braun over the masters of her first six albums.  “It’s the fight for our...
SINEAD O BRIEN: 'KID STUFF' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EYWvqgTXFg Irish poet and musician Sinead O Brien channels a restlessness inside a stillness on 'Kid Stuff' – watching clocks, sunsets, cool blue Zoom screens. Boy does that feel familiar. “The spirit of a horse following...
‘ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE’ is the sound of a hip-hop collective tortured by a shattered identity, at last piecing together the fragments to reveal an entirely new reflection. This is their final form: the penultimate act in a...
Divisiveness over something that a celebrity said on Twitter? Surely not! Just like the rest of us, musicians are known for the odd foot-in-mouth moment, but in typical no-nonsense fashion, outspoken US rapper Cupcakke wasn’t messing around this week...