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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…


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…


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…


Jay Som – SLOW

“Sinking ’til I cannot swim” When people describe the feeling of a burgeoning relationship, the effect of gravity is never far away from their thoughts and they’re in one of three stages; about to fall, are falling or have fallen in love with the other person. For some this process is as easy as breathing,…


New: Wild Beasts – Get My Bang

Wild Beasts ‘Get My Bang’ – Just Let Them Eat Cake The majority of Wild Beasts’ output has obsessed about the idea modern masculinity. A dissection of modern Englishmen that pits the northern machismo of their Yorkshire upbringing against the politically correct metro-sexuality of the arty London circles of their adult lives. The results of…


Track: Kanye West – Real Friends

Kanye West ‘Real Friends’ – Any argument, the media’ll extend it How many of us are real friends? It’s a question that millions of Facebook users (myself included) ask themselves when the stream of funny videos and GIFs give way to a mind numbing succession of vanity status updates.  After all, do we really care about the pictures of a distant…