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CMAT - ‘Lonely’  https://open.spotify.com/album/6ASQcWTLlp5BwUosCUZOoe?si=3Yr-cYMhSem10r1QY0gaSw Over the last couple of isolated years, you might have found yourself searching for companionship in unusual places. CMAT can relate: “Who needs God when I have Robbie Williams? / Who needs boys with these voices in...
When carving out a solo career after a lengthy tenure in a beloved band, you have a choice to make. You can either take the Liam Gallagher route, AKA carry on swaggering down the same path, just without the...
On paper, there’s a lot that sounds awfully familiar about Yard Act. Four lads from Yorkshire playing guitar music that could largely be described as ‘wiry’ with a vocalist fond of a spoken word-style monologue, the quartet seem to...
Let's Eat Grandma – ‘Happy New Year’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R9qLldd7_U Back with a topical banger, Norwich wunderkinds Let’s Eat Grandma have kicked-started 2022 by playing Calvin Harris at his own game; big euphoric synths and nostalgic recollection of poignant memories, utilising the occasion...
In his last album ‘After Hours’, and particularly in the unforgettable single ‘Blinding Lights’, The Weeknd gave us all-out 80s nostalgia mixed with forward-thinking pop. ‘Dawn FM’, his fifth studio album, sees the Canadian artist take this a step...
As a child, Willow Smith would watch her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, perform with her band Wicked Wisdom to racist, sexist crowds, each night fighting to prove her place in the rock scene. Rock – and its many sub-genres...
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...