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Lorde’s Fluorescent ‘Green Light’ is Lorde Like You’ve Never Heard Her

With the exception of a track on the Hunger Games soundtrack, the last time we heard from Lorde was in 2013, when she released her debut album Pure Heroine, a menacing, detached vision of 21st Century Continue reading Lorde’s Fluorescent ‘Green Light’ is Lorde Like You’ve Never Heard Her

Laura Marling Shares Dreamy Alt-Folk Number ‘Wild Fire’

You wouldn’t know that Laura Marling had her beginnings as an amiable English rose after hearing ‘Wild Fire’. It’s the second track from her upcoming album Semper Femina following the release of ‘Soothing’ last November and it’s a

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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

Track By Track: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

A continuous stream of a workshop, a challenging visual album and the opening single ‘Nikes’ all suggested that Frank Ocean’s inevitable return wasn’t too far away. However, with Endless and ‘Nikes’ being released this week, not many could’ve predicted Continue reading Track By Track: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

The Vending Machine: Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ return carries on the trend of recycling the dancehall funk and groove of the ’70s and ’80s with their undeniably catchy track ‘Downtown’. It’s in the same vein as their cult hit ‘Thrift Shop’ Continue reading The Vending Machine: Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The Vending Machine: Magnetised – Tom Odell

Taken from his new album, Wrong Crowd, ‘Magnetised’ is a more muscular effort from the Ivor Novello-winning Tom Odell. At first glance it seems like a stereotypical Tom Odell track, but the energy and pomp say otherwise. Continue reading The Vending Machine: Magnetised – Tom Odell

The Quirks Work for Bastille

The eagerly awaited return of Bastille is over. It’s been just over three years since the band’s debut album Bad Blood was released, charting at no.1 in the UK and being nominated for Album of the Year at the 2014 BRIT Awards. Bastille certainly rode the crest of the indie-pop/rock wave of 2013- Continue reading The Quirks Work for Bastille

Listen To This: LANY

Something about music fresh out of Los Angeles always seems to hold my gaze. The vibes of California seem to emanate from the vinyl like quivering heat waves in the distance and no matter what genre you’re tuned into, Continue reading Listen To This: LANY

Father John Misty Live @ Southampton Guildhall: A Volatile Cocktail of Comedy, Country and Adulterated Energy

Josh Tillman has undergone a transformation of epic proportions from his days as a mawkish, slightly-less hirsute singer songwriter to now, reincarnated in his hedonistic alter ego Father John Misty. As he reveals on ‘Everyman Needs A Companion’, tonight’s opening song, Continue reading Father John Misty Live @ Southampton Guildhall: A Volatile Cocktail of Comedy, Country and Adulterated Energy

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