Reviews

As Girl In Red journeys closer to indie-pop greatness, it’s difficult not to relish in the artist’s distinguished tone as a breakout aesthete. Following the likes of Billie Eilish and Post Malone, Marie Ulven was plucked from the height...
BILLIE EILISH – ‘YOUR POWER’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeWc3zh01g She's back! Taken from Billie Eilish’s forthcoming album, ‘Happier Than Ever’, ‘Your Power’ sees the megastar portray the power dynamics in relationships when the scales are tipped, the visuals for the single seeing Eilish symbolise...
Julia Michaels pulls the strings of pop. Since her teens she’s written songs for a boundless litany of artists: Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato, even Linkin Park. In 2017, she made the leap from songwriter...
In 2012, Tom Jones – one of the elite few who can say they’ve had a drink with Elvis and done an interview on Zoom – covered Leonard Cohen’s ‘Tower Of Song’. The Welsh star did such a good...
“How do you do music?” Porter Robinson asks on ‘Musician’, the latest single to arrive from ‘Nurture’. “Well, it's easy: you just face your fears and you become your heroes.” He’s being deliberately glib. After catapulting to the mainstream...
It’s tricky enough figuring out your true self – let alone when your identity’s been decided for you since birth by way of your surname. Noah Cyrus has tried out all the fits: seguing from acting and horse-riding into...
Little Simz is known for being private – but she's had to battle against an industry that expects artists to be willing to share everything, with little space for those who are not. On her first single, ‘Introvert’, from...
London Grammar make easy listening music, or so you’ve been led to believe. The definition isn’t wildly off: it is eminently easy to listen to the electronic band’s ambient soundscapes and Hannah Reid’s ethereal vocals as they wash up...
What do you do when you realise, “I've been a queen, I've been a king, and still I don't fit in”? Well, if you’re Du Blonde, aka Beth Jeans Houghton, you establish your own empire. New label Daemon T.V....
SINEAD O BRIEN: 'KID STUFF' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EYWvqgTXFg Irish poet and musician Sinead O Brien channels a restlessness inside a stillness on 'Kid Stuff' – watching clocks, sunsets, cool blue Zoom screens. Boy does that feel familiar. “The spirit of a horse following...