Reviews

You definitely know Tayla Parx, even if you don’t think you do. Her fingertips are all over the pop world, writing songs for Ariana Grande, BTS, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys, to name but a few. She’s...
Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa – 'Prisoner' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ir1qkPXPVM Do not let Dua Lipa drive your car. In the video for 'Prisoner' – her new duet with Miley Cyrus she commands a truck with the same grace as a two-year-old trying to...
Phoebe Bridgers teased our tear ducts once already this month, covering Goo Goo Dolls ‘Iris’ with Maggie Rogers, a promised prize if Trump lost the election. So to recruit Rob Moose – arranger of all your favourite heartbreakers, from...
https://youtu.be/5Oul_n2Iegc You’re in the back of a car, you’re tipsy, it’s dark, and city lights flicker past the window, bright and brief and fuzzy at the edges. Babeheaven’s debut album sounds a lot like the way this feels: a steady...
The word underrated is often used about Róisín Murphy – she’s not keen on it. Though the Irish singer has a better command of pop absurdity than most actual pop stars right now – and has influenced everyone from...
Over the last twenty years, I have seen Foo Fighters many times: at Reading Festival as a teenager. In a Chicago baseball stadium. At a village hall in Frome when they announced their Glastonbury headline set. Never before though,...
Nobody expected an extended metaphor more blatant than Ariana Grande’s ‘positions’ this year. Then again, nobody expected Michael Jackson’s daughter to go full alt-folk with her debut solo album. To call a break-up record ‘wilted’ is one thing, but...
At some point in the last eight months, most of us have made playlists of songs we love. To feel soothed, or energised, to tell somebody our feelings, to feel less alone – to answer whatever emotional hunger rises...
Time moved strangely this year, so it’s unnerving to realise it’s already long enough since ‘bad guy’ to see the pop class of Billie Eilish begin to graduate – and with ‘Hey u x’, New Zealand’s Benee will surely...
Bree Runway’s YouTube channel description reads: ‘it’s like Lady Gaga and Lil Kim had a love child”. Writing about Bree already feels like writing about a star like Gaga, and that’s not just because she recently covered ‘Paparazzi’, though...