Reviews

Beabadoobee – ‘Take A Bite’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmixSHLIn0&pp=ygUXYmVhYmFkb29iZWUgdGFrZSBhIGJpdGU%3D On her upcoming third album, ‘This Is How Tomorrow Moves’, Beabadoobee is reckoning with herself. Lead single ‘Take A Bite’ starts off the story, dissecting her habit of “finding comfort in chaos” and the impact that...
Gracie Abrams – 'Risk' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiMuT2BhwO0 Ever gotten carried away with a crush? On ‘Risk’, Gracie Abrams is in restless mode, ready to chance it all and leap into a relationship so new that the object of her affections doesn’t actually seem...
When Dua Lipa released 'Future Nostalgia’, it came at a time when people needed an escape. 2020’s disco indebted record became the soundtrack to countless kitchen discos during the unsettling Covid-19 lockdown, and then, once restrictions eased, it became...
LIANA FLORES – ‘I WISH FOR FOR THE RAIN’ Do you ever feel like you just need a big old cry in the rain? British-Brazilian newcomer Liana Flores follows the runaway success of the dreamy ‘rises the moon’ with an...
Rachel Chinouriri – 'It Is What It Is' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEWI5dKWwoU Indie darling Rachel Chinouriri is back with a kick in the teeth to all fuckboys. Spliced in-between a whistle refrain reminiscent of ‘Pumped Up Kicks’, she nonchalantly lists all of the bad...
The last few years have been nothing short of prolific for Taylor Swift. As well as re-recording four of her first six albums, she’s also put out ‘Midnights’ and embarked on a headline-dominating, globe-straddling mega tour with ‘The Eras’....
There’s a long-held myth in the creative world that anything good needs to be laboured over, your blood, sweat, and tears poured relentlessly into your craft. Maggie Rogers’ third album, ‘Don’t Forget Me,’ is the latest reminder that’s not...
Sabrina Carpenter – ‘Espresso’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51zjlMhdSTE&pp=ygUac2FicmluYSBjYXJwZW50ZXIgZXNwcmVzc28%3D Spare a thought for Barry Keoghan who, if Sabrina Carpenter’s new single is to be believed, is going to find it very hard to catch a wink of sleep for the foreseeable. “Now he’s thinking ‘bout me...
If you haven’t heard of English Teacher yet, there might be a universe in which you could be forgiven. Rather than TikTok virality, beef-seeking interviews or any other kind of discernible drama, the Leeds band have built their name...
Chappel Roan - 'Good Luck, Babe' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ-oGLluGAc Going from strength to strength on both the Olivia Rodrigo tour and an appearance on TinyDesk, Chappel Roan is being praised online for coaxing the ‘LGBTQ+ girls from a BoyGenius winter to a Chappel...