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In a dark, sweltering cinema screen in central London, Wolf Alice are sat in front of a crowd of people waiting for them to perform live for the first time since 2019. “I hope I don’t have a panic...
In a year of big, brilliant releases from the likes of Wolf Alice, Du Blonde, St Vincent, Japanese Breakfast, and Olivia Rodrigo, it feels good to hear from a band that lit the way. Torchbearers for the outsiders, the...
Before we begin, it's important to note that the biggest comeback track of the week came from Lorde with her sun-drenched single 'Solar Power' – we had so much to say about it, we gave it its own article....
Lorde certainly picks her moments. What better time to release a track called ‘Solar Power’ than the evening after the sun is literally snuffed out in a ring of fire? As always, she’s in on the joke.  It’s hard to...
“Why be a wallflower when you can be a Venus fly trap?” – a highly Marina-style question posed on the second track of her new album – and a question raised by the mellow non-Marina conformity of her previous...
A groovy bus cruises the sunny streets of London, painted with swirling hippy fonts in psychedelic pink, purple, and neon green. No, it’s not the Scooby gang’s Mystery Machine, but the Sengmobile. Aboard the upper deck, singing songs from...
Billie Eilish – 'Lost Cause' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2dRcipMCpw Billie Eilish is back again this week with another exciting track from her upcoming album, ‘Happier Than Ever’. ‘Lost Cause’ is her jab at apathy, with lyrics poking fun at a shoddy ex-boyfriend – “I...
Shy artists often make fierce performers: sometimes it’s easier to shed inhibitions within the parameters of a stage and the lines of a song. “I ain't afraid though my steps appear tentative / I scope it out then I...
There are two kinds of people in this world, “those who have felt pain and those who have yet to”. At least, that’s how Michelle Zauner's world divided after she lost her mother to pancreatic cancer in 2014. That...
Early one morning in January 2020 – dark, cold – Bugzy Malone runs through the streets of Manchester. His stride is strong and purposeful: he wears his discipline like armour. “Watch me this year,” he vows. And watch him, we...