This week was already geared up as a massive week for releases from the world of pop but it was to be the two big surprise returns that caught our eye at Vendor this week when New Music Friday rolled around. Here are the week’s five big releases that should be on your radar: Continue reading The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To
If you were unfortunate enough to miss Gorillaz’s global listening party for their upcoming album Humanz last weekend all is not lost; not only is Continue reading Gorillaz Share Humanz Bonus Track ‘The Apprentice’
‘Like clockwork, I blow it all/And get some more/Get you somebody that can do both’ – Rae Sremmurd, ‘Black Beatles’ (2016).
‘Raindrop (drip), drop top (drop top)/Smokin’ on cookie in the hotbox (cookie)’ – Migos, ‘Bad and Boujee’ (2016).
‘Who you put in your top five and claim they the saviour of rap’ – Big Sean – ‘No More Interviews’ (2016).
As time progresses, the ties between virality, specifically memes, and hip-hop become more and more synonymous. The artists become caricatured visions of the serious Continue reading Kendrick Lamar Buries His Rivals on ‘The Heart Part 4’
Within the last week, Father John Misty returned with startling effect, releasing the title track of his upcoming album Pure Comedy. The six-minute orchestral jazz epic took a massive swipe at the Continue reading Father John Misty Releases ‘Two Wildly Different Perspectives’, his Second Single in a Week
The Our First 100 Days song-a-day series aims to raise awareness of the organisations that have come under threat with the inception of Trump’s administration. Not all of the songs will be political, but their inclusion in the series does confirm Continue reading Angel Olsen’s ‘Fly on Your Wall’ Sets the Our First 100 Days Song Series in Motion
With his sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, Father John Misty gave his listeners a lot to mull over; the intimacy of romance, the starkness of our political landscape and of course Continue reading Father John Misty’s Orchestral Epic ‘Pure Comedy’ puts Everything in Perspective
Yesterday saw the return of Gorillaz with their political track ‘Hallelujah Money’ and now, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Arcade Fire have shattered four years of silence with their own political lament ‘I Give You Power’. Continue reading Arcade Fire’s ‘I Give You Power’ is your New Favourite Political Anthem
It’s been six years since everyone’s favourite unhinged animated band released something new and now, on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Damon Albarn has resurrected Gorillaz with the startling new track ‘Hallelujah Money’. Continue reading Gorillaz Return with the Politically-Charged ‘Hallelujah Money’