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Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’ is ABBA-Inspired, 2017-Appropriate Wokeness

The fact that Arcade Fire’s momentous new single ‘Everything Now’ sounds like ABBA (‘Dancing Queen’ in particular) is by no means a coincidence. The Swedish pop maestros were Continue reading Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’ is ABBA-Inspired, 2017-Appropriate Wokeness

Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa Review – A Powerhouse Pop Star in the Making

With delays leading to a release nine months after its intended September date, Dua Lipa’s debut album could’ve been damaged by its injection into a Continue reading Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa Review – A Powerhouse Pop Star in the Making

Lorde Searches for Utopia in a House Party on ‘Perfect Places’

The most noticeable difference between Pure Heroine-era Lorde and the material she’s shared from upcoming sophomore record Melodrama is the Continue reading Lorde Searches for Utopia in a House Party on ‘Perfect Places’

Carly Rae Jepsen has No Time for Excuses on ‘Cut to the Feeling’

Off the back of some ascending Nintendo-style ‘level up’ synths, we’re sharply injected into the marvellous high of Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest track ‘Cut to the Feeling’. The new song is a supposed Continue reading Carly Rae Jepsen has No Time for Excuses on ‘Cut to the Feeling’

Dagny Wears her Heart on her Sleeve on ‘Wearing Nothing’

According to Dagny, the best way to follow up a positively exultant, and well-received debut EP is to strip everything back. The Scandinavian songstress has Continue reading Dagny Wears her Heart on her Sleeve on ‘Wearing Nothing’

Phoenix Offer Conscious, Sparkling Disco with ‘Ti Amo’

Phoenix’s ‘Ti Amo’ operates in the weirder aisle of the indie hypermarket. The distorted buzz around the track’s intro recalls Torches-era Foster The People and the resounding burst Continue reading Phoenix Offer Conscious, Sparkling Disco with ‘Ti Amo’

Royal Blood Share ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’

‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ incorporates a number of pleasing elements from the Royal Blood universe. First of all, that opening cyclical riff reels us in Continue reading Royal Blood Share ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’

Haim Seek Reconciliation on ‘Want You Back’

When Haim returned last week with ‘Right Now’, we were let inside of the process; Danielle, earnest behind her piano, and Este and Alana bashing away in solid union behind their drums, set in a gorgeous Continue reading Haim Seek Reconciliation on ‘Want You Back’

OneRepublic Share Surprise New Single ‘No Vacancy’

OneRepublic’s previous album Oh My My had its moments but overall it lacked the same power and pop appeal of Native. And quite possibly, the band had Continue reading OneRepublic Share Surprise New Single ‘No Vacancy’

Katy Perry’s ‘Bon Appetit’ Might Just Make You Lose Your Appetite

Katy Perry’s ‘Bon Appetit’ will probably leave you with conflicted feelings. Let’s start with the positives; first of all, Perry enlists songwriter/producer to the Continue reading Katy Perry’s ‘Bon Appetit’ Might Just Make You Lose Your Appetite