Reviews

Let's Eat Grandma – ‘Happy New Year’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R9qLldd7_U Back with a topical banger, Norwich wunderkinds Let’s Eat Grandma have kicked-started 2022 by playing Calvin Harris at his own game; big euphoric synths and nostalgic recollection of poignant memories, utilising the occasion...
In his last album ‘After Hours’, and particularly in the unforgettable single ‘Blinding Lights’, The Weeknd gave us all-out 80s nostalgia mixed with forward-thinking pop. ‘Dawn FM’, his fifth studio album, sees the Canadian artist take this a step...
As a child, Willow Smith would watch her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, perform with her band Wicked Wisdom to racist, sexist crowds, each night fighting to prove her place in the rock scene. Rock – and its many sub-genres...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1kwS3riCQI Hwasa – ‘I’m a 빛’  It’s been 17 months since MAMAMOO singer and rapper Hwasa last blessed us with a slinky solo offering, but finally she’s returned with something equally as addictive as 2020 highlight ‘Maria’. ‘I’m a 빛’ (pronounced...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0yq_yXFQhg Taylor Swift - 'All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version)' Swift is nothing if not prolific. With a brand new album, two re-recorded albums and a short film all under her belt over the last 12 months, one would be...
After a summer of festivals and small venue shows in the UK, Wolf Alice have spent the last month returning to some semblance of normality for a touring band – embarking on a big old headline tour of the...
Rare, unaffected wit, among many things, is what singled out Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett on her wicked smart debut ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ – charming, intelligent observations with just the right measure of...
For many people of colour that grew up in predominantly white communities in the 90s and early 2000s, the mention of MTV will draw out very particular feelings. For a lot of us, it was the only place where...
The last time ABBA released an album, Diana was married to Prince Charles, MTV was exclusively a music video channel, and Anni-Frid was sporting a spiky purple mullet. The Swedish legends’ supposed final record, ‘The Visitors’, is rarely spoken...
In today’s playlist culture, where the consumption of music is more like a buffet than a sit-down meal – a little from over here, a little from over there, with no real need for big decisions or commitment –...