All summer music is weekend ready but that does not necessarily mean that all summer music is born the same. Everyone looks for the ultimate anthem, the one song that will Continue reading London Grammar: Truth Is A Beautiful Thing Review – Sleepy, Vacuous Indie-Electronica
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‘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).
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Pop enthusiasts were fed a sizeable chunk of optimism in the early hours of January 6th, as Ed Sheeran made a momentous return with not one, but two new tracks. It’s his first new material since Continue reading Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on the Hill’ and ‘Shape of You’ are a Promising Start to 2017
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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