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'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...
‘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...
“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,...
“If you save yourself for marriage, you're a bore / you don't save yourself for marriage, you're a whore…ible person,” Kacey Musgraves sang in 2013 on ‘Follow Your Arrow’, the penultimate track of her debut album ‘Same Trailer Different...
Halsey’s growth has been one of modern pop’s most thrilling rides. In 2015, they released their debut album, which shot them immediately into lofty festival spots and to the upper echelons of the charts. Instead of lean into the...
Big Red Machine plough some extremely fertile fields. The founding members alone – Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner – are noblemen of twenty-first-century indie folk, and as Big Red Machine, they map out that terrain...
In a week when we’ve lost an all-time iconic London musician, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, it feels right to talk about a band steeped in London’s musical legacy. Of course, Chubby and the Gang – formed in west...