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Let us speak not of Harry Potter games or dyed pasta cabinets. Let us speak instead of the excellence of ‘Pillowtalk’ and ‘Mind Of Mine’, and how easy it is to stall after a debut solo release of that...
Zoe Wees - ‘Girls Like Us’ An admirably forthright reflection on vulnerability, the second single from Zoe Wees is where the rising German singer-songwriter becomes a tireless motivational speaker for herself and thousands of other girls. It’s a communal anthem...
“I need a new resolution and it’s not even the end of year,” remarks Shame’s frontman Charlie Steen on the final track of new album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’. Boy do we know what he means. It’s only the second...
NUBIYAN TWIST – ‘IF I KNOW’ FEAT. K.O.G. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMR4v3YBU5Y Kicking off this year with a much-needed dose of happiness to combat 2021’s special brand of January blues, Leeds/London collective Nubiyan Twist have released their new single ‘If I Know’, teasing what...
Viagra Boys aren’t here to offer you a boost, exactly, despite their brisk, weaponised anthems and raucous live shows. The Swedish band dwell in life’s grubby underbelly. They like it there: their 2018 debut album is called ‘Street Worms’,...
“Does Eminem dye his hair?” is the first question that springs to mind on watching the video for ‘Gnat’, one of the tracks on new album, ‘Music To Be Murdered By – Side B’, the follow up to his...
Caroline Polachek - ‘Breathless’ https://youtu.be/yYeGAD0xBTc Now that’s what I call a cover! Caroline Polchek’s stunning rework of The Corrs classic ‘Breathless’, something she’s been performing live for a while, is finally out as a studio version. Produced by Danny L Harle,...
It’s not been an easy ride for Kid Cudi. While his ‘Man On The Moon’ series may have initially launched him into rap superstardom in 2009, the last 11 years have been steeped in critical disapproval and redemption, from...
An answerphone message, a spin of crackly vinyl, and then, Smokey Robinson: “Since I saw you last there's been many a sunset…” So begin proceedings on The Avalanches’ third album, ‘We Will Always Love You’. Since we saw The...
It’s been the year of the livestream, and since March we’ve seen performances blossom from bathroom acoustic performances to full-blown, interactive showcases. This weekend it’s the turn of Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz for 'Song Machine' Live. Forming in 1998, the...