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St Vincent – ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTu65AXrJw Picture the scene. It's midday, 70s downtown New York, glass of bourbon in hand. You’re hiding out from some unsavoury associates, ready to skip town at any moment. This is the world...
At a time when so much of the music industry remains bogged down by labels, Genesis Owusu dwells in a world where genre is blissfully extinct. His domain is colourful and visceral, from bright live shows to handmade flamboyant...
On the cover of ‘Poster Girl’, Zara Larsson leans against the side of her bed, a vision in a cropped baby blue jumper. Flowers entwine the bed frame, and posters line the wall behind a teenage altar of candles...
Once upon a time it was Kings Of Leon’s hair that straggled – now it’s their songs. “The pleasures of this life, I'm told / Will spit you out in the middle of the road,” Caleb Followill sings on...
There’s no doubt about it, 'Harlecore' is a weapons-grade cocktail of rave subgenres – shaken, stirred and spat out. In true Danny L Harle style, PC Music’s hyperpop overlord is doing the most. After a night staggering through this...
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard possess a back catalogue sizeable enough that they could have been going as long as psychedelia itself. Yet all seventeen albums date from the last ten years. The Australian sextet are often described...
Noname - 'Rainforest' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKYrGdvmeqc “Man, fuck a billionaire!” With her first track since 2020’s ‘Song 33’, ‘Rainforest’ sees Noname at her tenacious best: anti-capitalist, anti-racist, and with a whole stack of talent. From Dr. Seuss and Biggie references to name-dropping Marxist...
“I don’t wanna be the old guy on the block talking about what once was, and that’s why I search for new moments,” Ghetts said in the run-up to his first major label release, ‘Conflict Of Interest’. The 36-year-old...
If news of Daft Punk’s split left a helmet-shaped hole in your heart, the debut album ‘times’ from SG Lewis may offer some consolation. The British producer's first full-length release revels in the legacy of the electronic duo, to...
When Julien Baker was ten years old she asked her father what depression felt like. He replied, “It’s like trying to fill in a giant hole and you’re standing there with your shovel with dirt, and you keep filling...