Reviews

It’s been a while since a new Bright Eyes record, and the contemplative weight of ‘Down in the Weeds, Where The World Once Was’ might read as nine years of pent-up emotion. But this is standard operation for the...
Arlo Parks - 'Hurt' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qz4cAAwtv0 Top dogs at Amazon and Zoom aside, Arlo Parks seems to be the only person truly thriving in the hellscape that is 2020. It makes total sense: at a deeply worrying time, her sensitive songwriting taps...
Chumbawumba’s massive 1997 one hit wonder ‘Tubthumping’ isn’t an influence you see cited much in 2020, especially not by American artists. And yet, according to Bully’s Alicia Bognanno, that quintessential soundtrack to ‘90s Britain was key in the writing...
You might recognise her as ice-cream scooper turned monster-ass kicker Robin Buckley in season three of Stranger Things, or perhaps you spotted her famous last name. But you couldn’t accuse the 22-year-old daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman...
Thus far in her career, Nubya Garcia has followed her nose, using her own musical prowess to unite her various projects and fellow musicians in ways that feel bigger than herself, bigger than the music she plays. Whether that’s...
American artist Thomas Blackshear’s 1996 painting Dance Of The Wind And Storm depicts two figures gliding across a glowing sky – a bearded man as the wind and, in his arms, a woman as the storm. When The Killers frontman...
Miley Cyrus – 'Midnight Sky' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS1no1myeTM When Miley popped up at Glastonbury last year, leathered, wet-looked and covering Led Zeppelin, there was a general assumption that the pop chameleon was heading less down an Old Town Road than one populated by...
Eight albums in, you might expect Biffy Clyro to rest on their laurels, but never have the alt-rock mainstays been ones to take it easy. With ‘A Celebration of Endings’, the Kilmarnock trio have maintained their uniquely ferocious style...
When The Japanese House’s Amber Bain released her triumph of a debut album last year, she laid her deepest emotions bare for the world to see. Tracking the intoxicating highs and lows of her relationship with fellow musician Marika...
Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion – 'WAP' Good grief! Not for the faint hearted this one but God is it catchy. Khia’s 'My Neck My Back' and Lil Kim’s 'How Many Licks?' walked so Cardi B and Megan Thee...