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BIG JOANIE – ‘CONFIDENT MAN’ If you can’t beat the system, join it, right? The third single from the feminist rockers’ forthcoming second album ‘Back Home’ tackles the glorification of capitalist culture and the epitome of “privileged, confident, white male...
“I 've got sticky little words / They heal and they hurt”, sings Maya Hawke on ‘Sticky Little Words’. The track is from Hawke’s second album, ‘Moss’, itself a spellbinding combination of sticky little words. The 13 album tracks...
After another long wait, Blackpink are back. ‘Born Pink’, the group’s second studio album, comes after years of a somewhat irksome label strategy of hype-building: the group’s releases are far apart for K-pop standards (their last was ‘Lovesick Girls’...
Jordana – ‘Is It Worth It Now?’ Figuring out life isn’t usually a dreamy process, but Jordana’s new single makes it feel that way.  A bright guitar line drifts over twinkling synths and a laidback bassline as the Kansas musician asks...
Rina Sawayama has spent a lot of time connecting with her inner child. This introspection led to her second full-length album ‘Hold The Girl’ which blends moments of tender lyricism with joyous party anthems. While she mines her trauma...
It was 1972 when Munich hosted the summer Olympics. 50 years later, the city's Olympic Park forms the playground for Superbloom: a riotous weekend of pop, EDM and hip-hop. Steampunk-clad actors and metalwork robots cycle and skulk around the walkways...
Arctic Monkeys – 'There’d Better Be A Mirrorball' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY5CAz6S9kE Fresh off the back of their triumphant headline sets at Reading & Leeds, Arctic Monkeys return in stunning form. Their best Bond theme audition yet, ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’ sees Turner...
Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Gift & A Curse’ Megan Thee Stallion might have only given us less than a day’s notice that her new album ‘Traumazine’ was dropping, but regardless of how long we had to prepare, it likely would have...
Listening to Pale Waves’ third album, ‘Unwanted’ feels like being back in 2002: like dancing around your childhood bedroom using a hairbrush as a microphone spending weekends buying CDs in shopping centres. It continues in the punchy pop-punk vein...
Lady Gaga is snogging a spiked bondage mask. She's crying. She's in a sarcophagus, done up like Ming The Merciless, rotating on a giant Lazy Susan. We are less than five minutes into her astonishing Chromatica Ball: the mother...