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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…


Foals – What Went Down

They threw me a party, there was no one around I find Foals an incredibly frustrating band. Since their formation in 2005 they’ve released some of the most ambitious-yet-catchy indie tracks to have come out of the UK. Songs like Red Sock Pugie, Spanish Sahara, Inhaler, My Number and What Went Down are all definitive proof that Yannis Philippakis has a knack…



Taylor Swift – Style

“What you heard is true but I can’t stop thinking about you…” Taylor Swift: Style Taylor Swift’s 1989 was among my favourite records of 2014; the album is pop in weaponised form, so potent that it leaves listeners with little choice but to obey its siren call. However, what really makes 1989 stand out in T-Swizzles…


New: Meghan Trainor ‘All About That Bass’

“All the right junk, in all the right the places” “Right place, right time” or so the saying goes. It’s a truism for success in the music industry that audiences often assume happens by accident, but in reality is the predictive talent of musicians and  marketing men to know what we’re going to like next before we even knew…


Used: Lorde – Ribs

“The drink you spilt all over me” Westernised post-millennial teens have things as easy and tough at the same time. They’ve grown up in a world in which the Internet makes information and friends ubiquitous. Where from the glow of a smartphone they have access to an educator, entertainer and to groups of friends that can fill any lull…