Reviews

Last year on the ‘Speak Yourself’ tour, BTS made a promise to fans – they would be back next year for more. At those triumphant stadium dates around the world, no one would have predicted they could...
“By certain scales, a life goes by so very fast/ Some days go easy, some will wear you like a mask,” a fortune-teller tells Emmy The Great in Hong Kong in 2017....
It’s been an exciting journey for Working Men’s Club. After releasing BBC 6 Music favourite ‘Bad Blood’, line-up changes, such as the departure of co-founder/guitarist Giulia Bonometti to focus on her solo career, saw enigmatic frontman...
Romy - 'Lifetime' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZRnk971u4M Entering the charts for the first time without her xx brothers, Romy Madley Croft offers up a slice of melancholic euphoria that could see...
In the west, taking four years to release your debut album isn’t that big a deal, but in the world of K-pop that time feels like a lifetime. The Korean music industry is one that’s built...
Two years ago, Laura Jane Grace sang about how much she hated her home city of Chicago. Now she’s kinda stuck there. But ‘I Hate Chicago’, a tongue-in-cheek track off her 2018...
“Hi, hi, howdy, howdy, hi, hi!’” sang Shamir cheerfully on the opening moments of  his breakthrough single ‘On the Regular’ back in 2014 ”while everyone is minus, you could call me multiply”. Besides...
To date Deftones are filed under at least seventeen different musical genres. So for the uninitiated, their highly distilled ninth record ‘Ohms’ is perversely a pretty good introduction to the Californian band. ‘Ohms’ reels and shakes...
When your seventh studio album is the one that finally sparks critical acclaim, it must be an odd feeling. Sufjan Stevens was well known in indie circles long before the release of...
‘Ultra Mono’ is a record with something to say. It encapsulates that signature IDLES anger and energy that was found within every corner of their previous two records, ‘Brutalism’ and ‘Joy As An...