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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1kwS3riCQI Hwasa – ‘I’m a 빛’  It’s been 17 months since MAMAMOO singer and rapper Hwasa last blessed us with a slinky solo offering, but finally she’s returned with something equally as addictive as 2020 highlight ‘Maria’. ‘I’m a 빛’ (pronounced...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0yq_yXFQhg Taylor Swift - 'All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version)' Swift is nothing if not prolific. With a brand new album, two re-recorded albums and a short film all under her belt over the last 12 months, one would be...
After a summer of festivals and small venue shows in the UK, Wolf Alice have spent the last month returning to some semblance of normality for a touring band – embarking on a big old headline tour of the...
Rare, unaffected wit, among many things, is what singled out Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett on her wicked smart debut ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ – charming, intelligent observations with just the right measure of...
For many people of colour that grew up in predominantly white communities in the 90s and early 2000s, the mention of MTV will draw out very particular feelings. For a lot of us, it was the only place where...
The last time ABBA released an album, Diana was married to Prince Charles, MTV was exclusively a music video channel, and Anni-Frid was sporting a spiky purple mullet. The Swedish legends’ supposed final record, ‘The Visitors’, is rarely spoken...
In today’s playlist culture, where the consumption of music is more like a buffet than a sit-down meal – a little from over here, a little from over there, with no real need for big decisions or commitment –...
Working with your friends is always risky business – something the alternate reality of The Nowhere Inn, the new meta-documentary written and starring St Vincent’s Annie Clark and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, highlights in extreme ways. Where for most people...
Of late, and to mixed effect, Lana Del Rey has administered several doses of reality into her mythic shtick. Her real-life girlfriends adorn the cover of her previous album, March’s ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’, while her now-deleted Instagram...
Gracie Abrams – ‘Rockland’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-5xhFxcJmU Noted Taylor Swift stan Gracie Abrams has taken a leaf out of her idol’s book and teamed up with The National’s Aaron Dessner – who worked on both ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’ – on her new single ‘Rockland’. “Bet...