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Grizzly Bear – Three Rings

Don’t you know that I can make it better? The first time I listened to Three Rings I cried. Emotionally speaking, the song absolutely battered me and it’s taken me a while to figure out why. The track, the first to be released from their forthcoming album, Painted Ruins, is a continuation of the Brooklyn…


Paramore – Told You So

I hate to say I told you so I’ll hold my hands up right now, I was pretty damn late to the Paramore party. Back when I was in my mid-twenties I was a bit (*coughs and splutters*) of a music snob and put waaaay too much emphasis on the value of authenticity. These days…


Lil Peep – Witchblades

When I die, bury me with all my ice on. For ages, I’ve joked with friends that when Drake croons about his woes he creates a genre of his own (RnBemo anyone?). But while I don’t doubt the emotional sincerity of his output, he’s often covering issues that are the very definition of a first world problems,…


Krispy Kareem – Fraternity Forefathers

“It’s just that you waited a long time” In March I stumbled across Poussine by Krispy Kareem, an album that someone, somewhere should have shared with me earlier. The indie-pop-slackers from Philadelphia are a sounds-like-Pavement band recommendation with a difference. Not only do they have a serious knack for a chorus but on a bunch of…


Maty Noyes – London

“Who am I to deny them?” Sometimes the body wants what it wants. Whether it’s a beer to relax after work or a Gilmour Girls marathon to hide you from a world full of shitheads, we crave things that are comforting and uplifting without any hint of pretence. It’s that quality that makes London by…


Tom Tripp – Aurelia

“Like a poison in my mind” Even though he only has a few demos to his name, it’s easy to understand why London based R’n’B artist Tom Tripp is creating a pretty significant buzz. On his latest single Aurelia, Tripp introduces himself by crooning like Frank Ocean over a Jai Paul worthy production, a combination…


Lorde – Green Light

“I’m waiting for it, that Green Light I want it” Whether it was because of Pitchfork ‘Best New Track recommendation, its inspired appearance at the end of a particularly memorable episode of Girls (when the show was at the height of its popularity) or the track’s obvious brilliance, over the past few years Robyn’s Dancing…


K.I.D – Errors

“Everyone’s asking me what’s wrong?” There’s something deeply unsettling about Errors by garage pop newcomers K.I.D. On the debut single the two piece, made up of Kara Lane and Chris Rabba, the sugary sweet pop sound of the track sits uneasily with the bleak subject matter lyrics, something the band describe on Genius as “a…


Bearcubs – Underwaterfall

“Can’t hold my breath for another” As its title suggests, Underwaterfall is a track submerged in worry. Built with the same tonal palette and structure as Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place”, it’s a meditation on the niggling doubts that to keep you awake at night. A train of existential thought that numbly jumps from your…


Georgia – Feel It

“Don’t be afraid to pick up your sticks and play” Georgia feels like something of an oddity. She first hit the public eye as, in essence, a session drummer for Kate Tempest and Kwes and via a record deal with Domino has since shown her hand as a capable electro-pop songwriter; her 2015 self-titled debut album…