Justice: Woman Review – The French Duo Drop the Demolition Disco for a Disappointing Safety D.A.N.C.E.

If I shouted ‘French house’ or ‘French dance music’ at you, nine times out of ten the first act that’ll pop into your head will be Daft Punk- which is completely understandable. French house’s second fiddles Justice will most likely account for the Continue reading Justice: Woman Review – The French Duo Drop the Demolition Disco for a Disappointing Safety D.A.N.C.E.

Laura Marling Returns with New Single ‘Soothing’, Announces Sixth Album Semper Femina

Typically, Laura Marling has stuck strictly to acoustic folk, imbued with a translucent, poetic quality. It only feeds the listener’s curiosity more with each release- the upcoming Semper Femina is her sixth album and anticipation is stronger than ever. Continue reading Laura Marling Returns with New Single ‘Soothing’, Announces Sixth Album Semper Femina

The BBC Sound Poll Nominees: All You Need to Know

This year’s shortlist of the 15 hottest, rising stars in music has been revealed as the BBC Sound Poll looks to shape the course of new music for 2017. The Sound Poll has often been the key to worldwide success in recent years with the likes of Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding picking up the award in recent years. Continue reading The BBC Sound Poll Nominees: All You Need to Know

NME’s Songs of the Year 2016 Reaction: Overall, it’s Pretty Accurate- Until you reach Number One

In years gone by, NME rode the throbbing pulse of rock ‘n’ roll, becoming a publication synonymous with its leather-jacketed (and leather trousered) glory days. But that was the seventies- a heyday that saw NME shift Continue reading NME’s Songs of the Year 2016 Reaction: Overall, it’s Pretty Accurate- Until you reach Number One

The Weeknd: Starboy Review – Tesfaye’s Transition Attempts to Strike a Balance between Pop Stardom and R&B Auteurism

Hedonism is nothing new. We knew that and The Weeknd knew that. And as for R&B, debauchery and sleaziness were blatant watermarks that if anything, have come to exemplify the genre more so over the last couple of years Continue reading The Weeknd: Starboy Review – Tesfaye’s Transition Attempts to Strike a Balance between Pop Stardom and R&B Auteurism

DNCE Review – Fun, No Strings Attached Pop-Funk from Joe Jonas’ Latest Project

After the inescapable ‘Cake By The Ocean’ took 2015 by storm, it finally looks like Joe Jonas’ latest project, the pop-funk outfit DNCE, has mustered the chops to challenge his highly-successful sibling, Nick. What was most appealing about ‘Cake By The Ocean’ was its Continue reading DNCE Review – Fun, No Strings Attached Pop-Funk from Joe Jonas’ Latest Project

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Review- Unashamedly Tongue-In-Cheek and Nostalgic, his most Complete Record yet

It’s no secret that pop music has become an oversaturated market. The hooks are no longer ingeniously constructed by pure talent but by science’s intricate dissection of what makes a hook catchy. Earworms are no longer a rarity achieved by a handful of pop demigods; they are a synthetic feature that come to define Continue reading Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Review- Unashamedly Tongue-In-Cheek and Nostalgic, his most Complete Record yet

Childish Gambino’s Soulful Resurgence Continues on ‘Redbone’

Donald Glover is a man of many talents who can don many hats- but I never saw a transition this severe in the trajectory of Childish Gambino. His comeback single ‘Me and Your Mama’ was a surprising return, with Gambino adopting an Continue reading Childish Gambino’s Soulful Resurgence Continues on ‘Redbone’

The Weeknd Reveals Two more Tracks from Starboy: Another Daft Punk Collaboration on ‘I Feel it Coming’ and ‘Party Monster’ Featuring Lana Del Rey

It’s just over a week (November 28th to be exact) until The Weeknd’s new album, Starboy, drops. The first two singles ‘Starboy’ and ‘False Alarm’ have taken The Weeknd in different directions. ‘Starboy’, rather unusually for The Weeknd, operated at a Continue reading The Weeknd Reveals Two more Tracks from Starboy: Another Daft Punk Collaboration on ‘I Feel it Coming’ and ‘Party Monster’ Featuring Lana Del Rey

Pissed Jeans Share the Scathing ‘The Bar Is Low’, Announce Fifth Album

Pissed Jeans have announced the release date of their fifth album, Why Love Now, and have also shared the album’s first single, ‘The Bar Is Low’. Why Love Now is out on February 24th and follows on from 2013’s Honeys, a punk record that was thorough Continue reading Pissed Jeans Share the Scathing ‘The Bar Is Low’, Announce Fifth Album