Monthly Archives: March 2019
Lafawndah // Interview
"I want to talk about class...I want to talk about money, power structures, family, men, so many things."
Cyrene – Time To Pretend // EP Review
Cover artists are often looked down upon, but the artistry with which this debut EP has been crafted and with which Cyrene twists and turns through the lyrics has got to be a cause for credit and we endeavour to give credit where credit is due.
Collard // In Five
After already dropping two big singles this year, we've been left impatiently waiting for this South London artist's debut album to drop. To bide our time, we caught up with the man himself, Collard, to find out about a few tracks that have influenced his sound.
Ohtis – Curve Of Earth // Album Review
The eight-track LP paints a picture of hope, through examining the bleakest moments.
Jayda G – Significant Changes // Album Review
But, as ever, Jayda deals best in euphoria, as seen on the joyfully-hypnotic ‘Sunshine In The Valley’.
Cézaire // In Five
We caught up with the Roche Musique label head, Cezaire, to find out about a few tracks that have been integral to the label's growth as he gears up for two UK shows in partnership with Jamz Supernova's label, Future Bounce.
Frenzy // In Five
Meet the the Hackney born community activist who is climbing the ranks with his exceptional lyricism and genuine care for his community. We caught up with Frenzy to listen to his latest single 'Ceaser' and he shared with us five tracks that have influenced his sound.
These New Puritans – Inside The Rose // Album Interview
Danny Wright gathered Gemma Samways and Thomas Hannan to discuss the band's welcome return.
Lafawndah – Ancestor Boy // Album Review
What the hell is this? It's Ancestor Boy, the debut LP from Egyptian-Iranian sorceress Lafawndah and it's left us in a mess...
Little Simz // Interview
"I know that I open myself up to the world, and it puts me in a very vulnerable position– but it’s my way of dealing with things. And I’m very grateful that I have music..."
Maverick Sabre – When I Wake Up // Album Review
Maverick Sabre's third independently released album, When I Wake Up, opens with 30 seconds of acapella, whereby we’re treated uninterrupted, to his trademark raw and raspy vocals. Off to a great start, but is this a case of third time lucky for the Irish singer songwriter? Read our review.
American Football – LP3 // Album Review
If you regard second-wave emo as a genre that set the (music) world on fire, then LP3 seems to acutely trace the path of its fading embers with serene, stylistic beauty.
Bill Laurance // Playlist
Ahead of his show at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 29th March, here is an hour-long journey into the world of piano-based composition, curated by Bill Laurance himself.
Orville Peck – Pony // Album Review
We review the forthcoming LP, Pony, from the enigmatic cowboy, Orville Peck.
Nilüfer Yanya // Interview
"I've always loved London, I guess it has created my sound in a way."
Horsey // In Short
We caught up with Horsey to find out a little more about them via some quick-fire questions as they gear up to head into the studio and record their highly anticipated LP later this week.
Dave – Psychodrama // Album Review
Astute and personal, fearless and incisive, we listened to the number 1 album from Dave, Psychodrama.
Helado Negro – This Is How You Smile // Album Review
If, like me, you consider steel drums to be the most joyful instrument on the planet, then you’ll probably concur that Roberto Carlos Lange’s ability to make them resonate with sweet melancholia on ‘Imagining What To Do’ neatly sums up the rich and sumptuous experience of This Is How You Smile.
Woman’s Hour // In Short
Woman’s Hour have released their first new music in almost 5 years in the form of Ephyra, the follow-up to 2014s Conversations. We caught up with the band ahead of their UK shows this week to find out a little more about them, from food, to Simon & Garfunkel, to The Simpsons...
Self Esteem // Interview
"...I love that it’s not perfect and pristine. I realised if I’m gonna do this then it needs to be in a different way."
Finn Andrews // In Five
Finn Andrews of The Veils released his long awaited solo album last Friday, One Piece At A Time, on Nettwerk and to celebrate has announced a European tour which includes three UK dates. We caught up with Finn ahead of the tour to find out about a few tracks that have influenced him and the new record.