James Blake’s Masterful Sonic Balladry Expands the Universe with only a Pallet of Greens, Browns and Greys

The album cover was created by Sir Quentin Blake, the artist famous for illustrating the novels of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. There’s a horribly twisted tree, with a naked woman caught in the grasp of its branches. A pallet of mushy-pea green, Continue reading James Blake’s Masterful Sonic Balladry Expands the Universe with only a Pallet of Greens, Browns and Greys

Commotion By The Ocean: DNCE’s SWAAY is a Slick, Sugary Blast from the Past

You already know DNCE; their syrupy euphemism ‘Cake By The Ocean’ has already clocked up 94 million hits on YouTube and charted well across the globe. You’ll know their lead singer even better; Continue reading Commotion By The Ocean: DNCE’s SWAAY is a Slick, Sugary Blast from the Past

The Leftovers: 11 Great Players that didn’t make Spain’s Euro 2016 Squad

Spain certainly have a point to prove following an embarrassing group stage exit at the 2014 World Cup. However, Spain are the current holders of the European Championship having won the last two tournaments in 2012 and 2008, with a World Cup title also being won in between their Euros double. Continue reading The Leftovers: 11 Great Players that didn’t make Spain’s Euro 2016 Squad

Calvin Harris & Rihanna’s New Track: Is it ‘We Found Love’ Mk. II?

Following their performance at Coachella, Calvin Harris and Rihanna have debuted their third collaboration together ‘This Is What You Came For’. Rihanna is fresh off of the success of her eighth Continue reading Calvin Harris & Rihanna’s New Track: Is it ‘We Found Love’ Mk. II?

The Boxer Rebellion are on Target with Weapon

The Boxer Rebellion’s fifth album Ocean By Ocean drops next week on April 29th and the third single ‘Weapon’, is further demonstrating a change in direction from the jarring alternative indie Continue reading The Boxer Rebellion are on Target with Weapon

Curious, Young Astronauts

Tell me, what is it to explore
When you’re four-feet tall, sat in a DeLorean
Whilst the universe passes you by at a million miles an hour,
Tearing a hole in the galaxy’s soul. Continue reading Curious, Young Astronauts

The Butterfly Effect: Snoh Aalegra’s Minute Masterpiece

From the beginning, whether it’s the crackle of the one-minute long intro/interlude ‘It’s Just a Fever’, the abruptness of the cyan stripe that strikes through the pop-art inspired album cover, or the glamorously smoky vocals akin to Golden Age Hollywood, Snoh Aalegra instils a strong sense of the cinematic on her debut Don’t Explain. Continue reading The Butterfly Effect: Snoh Aalegra’s Minute Masterpiece

Waves is the Order in Kanye’s Disordered Masterpiece

‘Waves’ almost didn’t make the cut. It only made the final draft through the insistence of Chance the Rapper, causing the delay of the release of The Life of Pablo. ‘Waves’ is certainly an amalgamation of Kanye’s life as an artist and all of his masterpieces.
Continue reading Waves is the Order in Kanye’s Disordered Masterpiece

Turner and Kane’s Sophomore Effort is all Punch and no Judy

With the gaudy tracksuits, akin to Ben Stiller circa The Royal Tenenbaums, Turner, opting for his slicked back rockabilly hairstyle and Kane, at the opposite end of the spectrum, rocking a buzzcut, the new image seems to have deserted the mop-headed carelessness for something a little more foppish. Continue reading Turner and Kane’s Sophomore Effort is all Punch and no Judy

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