Thundercat: Drunk Review – A Cosmic Trip that Wriggles Free from Strict Definition

I don’t know if you noticed, but over the last couple of years jazz has planted itself firmly back in the forefront of mainstream music. And whether you knew it beforehand or not, a lot of that resurgence is down to Continue reading Thundercat: Drunk Review – A Cosmic Trip that Wriggles Free from Strict Definition

Calvin Harris Shares Frank Ocean & Migos Collaboration ‘Slide’

After weeks of speculation and a string of teases on social media, Calvin Harris has unveiled his first track of 2017, a collaboration with Frank  Ocean and two thirds of hip-hop trio Migos titled ‘Slide’. Continue reading Calvin Harris Shares Frank Ocean & Migos Collaboration ‘Slide’

The Orwells’ Terrible Human Beings is Caught Between their Beginnings in Garage and Mainstream Aspirations

If we’re discussing the biggest musical phenomenons to come out of Chicago in the last year, most people’s answer would be Chance the Rapper, whose album/mixtape Coloring Book was Continue reading The Orwells’ Terrible Human Beings is Caught Between their Beginnings in Garage and Mainstream Aspirations

Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now Review – Melancholic Tales Wrapped in Joyous Disco-Pop

To me, Jens Lekman is primarily a storyteller, and an extraordinary one at that. On his fourth album, Life Will See You Now, Lekman continues to excavate, unwrapping seemingly Continue reading Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now Review – Melancholic Tales Wrapped in Joyous Disco-Pop

Laura Marling is Troubled by her Own Decisions on ‘Next Time’

With just under month until she releases Semper Femina, her sixth album in nine years, Laura Marling has shared the album’s third single ‘Next Time’. Continue reading Laura Marling is Troubled by her Own Decisions on ‘Next Time’

Prisoner Review – Ryan Adams Twists the Script on the Classic Breakup Record

Considering that Ryan Adams’ last project was a track-by-track cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989, it’s ironic that Adams latest album Prisoner should discuss his Continue reading Prisoner Review – Ryan Adams Twists the Script on the Classic Breakup Record

Lana Del Rey Explores New Visions of Americana on Latest Single ‘Love’

With everything she has released, whether it was the retro lusciousness of Born To Die, or the soaring melodramatics of her last LP Honeymoon, there is always an air of the Continue reading Lana Del Rey Explores New Visions of Americana on Latest Single ‘Love’

Ed Sheeran Celebrates his Birthday with New Track ‘How Would You Feel (Paean)’

Everyone’s favourite ginger folkster Ed Sheeran turned 26 last Friday so what better way to celebrate his day of birth than by sharing another new track Continue reading Ed Sheeran Celebrates his Birthday with New Track ‘How Would You Feel (Paean)’

Thundercat Rallies for the Rejected with his Valentine’s Day Anthem ‘Friend Zone’

Valentine’s Day typically goes one of two ways: absolutely swimmingly, as you celebrate a romantic union with the one you love (or the one you swiped right for) or that declaration of love went Continue reading Thundercat Rallies for the Rejected with his Valentine’s Day Anthem ‘Friend Zone’

The Winners, Nominees & Snubs: 5 Talking Points from the 2017 Grammys

After #OscarsSoWhite dominated proceedings throughout the 2016 awards seasons, the residue from that controversy seemingly carried over into 2017. The imbalance of awards and nominations towards Continue reading The Winners, Nominees & Snubs: 5 Talking Points from the 2017 Grammys