Reviews

The worlds of song-writing and ASMR draw ever closer. Last week Phoebe Bridgers appeared on an ASMR Youtube channel, and this week Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker releases a pair of solo albums recorded with a binaural mic, capturing every...
LAUV AND CONAN GRAY – ‘FAKE’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qFVUYBWfGw Do you struggle with calling people out for being two-faced, terrible friends? Get caught in a trap of your own niceness no longer! Pop princes Lauv and Conan Gray have teamed up – on the latter’s...
Like the rest of us, James Blake has been missing nights out during our continued quarantined existence. The superglue stickiness of grimy dancefloors, pints that cost almost as much as you paid to get in, that one paralytic stranger...
Like many burgeoning pop stars with a thriving Instagram following, Bea Kristi has had to do much of her growing up in public. Taken into the Dirty Hit fold back in 2018 and...
It might make sense to say Matt Berninger’s debut solo album ‘Serpentine Prison’ – a thing of wisdom and beauty – has been 19 years in the making, going off the musician’s first release as the frontman of The...
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 end up being...
“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. Eerie choice of words, given the interaction...
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 Syd Minsky-Sargeant take...
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 the singer vying for Robyn’s sad-girl-disco crown and we are totally here for...
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 on a steady...