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Edit Recommends: Ravyn Lenae – Sticky

I’d stick around when things are falling down As song titles go, there are few as apt as ‘Sticky’. Succinctly describing the track’s figurative and metaphorical message, it stands as a testament to the artistic focus of Ravyn Lanae. Featuring production by the talented Steve Lacy – the man behind the best of Kendrick Lamar’s…


Review: Boy Pablo – Feeling Lonely

“I woke up this morning” Romanticising the emotional trauma of a morning after the night before is something that Boy Pablo has mastered. On, Feeling Lonely, the Norwegian Indie-pop newcomer confesses to waking up unexpectedly alone, without a “cellphone” and with a headache that thumps like a “heart attack”. Instead of doing the sensible thing…


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,…