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Throughout the pandemic, it has become painfully apparent that music is in a bad way. With closing venues, artists encouraged to ‘retrain’ and endless woes over the pittance of streaming revenues, it’s been tough to know exactly how we...
Wet Leg - ‘Wet Dream’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjpgJjdk52c If there’s one thing we like more than a boundlessly exciting, ever-so-slightly Elastica-y track with a giddy, chant-along chorus, it’s said track amped up with a healthy dose of eyebrow-curling sass. “What makes you think...
Granted, living through a global pandemic is scary enough for most, but if you’re looking to try and claw back whatever Halloween fun you can, then you’ll find Halloween-themed albums, alternative spooky bops and just great records to listen...
We’ve come a long way since Poppy – aka Nashville-raised singer Moriah Rose Pereira – first emerged in 2014, claiming to be some kind of sentient AI being. Over the years, she’s slowly shed that façade, replacing it with something more...
Delilah Holliday - ‘Dimension’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGctbib0cjI “I think about you all the time / I think you’re haunting me, stalking me in my mind,” sings former Skinny Girl Diet member Delilah Holliday on her latest solo track. But while ‘Dimension’ might seem...
Did anybody have Nicki Minaj subtweeting Chris Whitty on their 2021 Bingo card? Not I, but if we’ve learnt anything recently about digital-era discourse, it’s that literally anything goes, particularly when it comes to matters of the pandemic. From...
On a sunny afternoon in mid-September, over a thousand people gathered in an industrial park in Walthamstow for the inaugural Dialled In festival. Accompanied by a thoughtfully curated programme of music, art and food, the crowd was able to...
A champion of Civil Rights and a singer in possession of a moody, instantly recognisable contralto, the name Marian Anderson might not ring too many bells today, but 70-odd years ago, she was one of the biggest stars in...
Posthumous records are never simple. For artists whose lives are cut tragically short, releasing more music might seem like the perfect way to honour their memory but there's often no way of knowing if it's what they would have...
Easily one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British R&B, Nao makes music that is soul-stirring and entrancing in equal measure. Nowhere is this more obvious than on her upcoming third album, ‘And Then Life Was Beautiful’, which...