The Strokes share new track ‘Bad Decisions’

The Strokes have released a new single, ‘Bad Decisions’. The tune – which was initially debuted at a Bernie Saunders rally in New Hampshire – follows recent release ‘At The Door’. ‘Bad Decisions’ sees the band’s classic riff-heavy sound infused with more nostalgia than recent singles – with a melody reminiscent of Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing […]

Album Review: Boniface // Boniface

How could we not be excited by the release of Boniface’s debut? As self-professed fans of Foals and White Lies, this album was supposed to play right into our ballpark. As always with expectations such as these, it can be easy to get burned, but thankfully whoever heard out prayers managed to act on them. Boniface’s self-titled […]

Album Review: The Slow Rush // Tame Impala

Throughout the ten years and four records of Kevin Parker’s career as Tame Impala, the sound of his albums has always belied their content. Whether on debut, Innerspeaker and sophomore effort Lonerism – where fidgety, lo-fi percussion and sun-drenched guitar hooks masked the frustrations of relationships and the struggle between yearning for, and wanting to escape […]

Album Review: Mura Masa // R.Y.C (Raw Youth Collage)

It feels as if Mura Masa, or Alex Crossan, has been present in the world of left-of-centre music for an eternity. The Guernsey-born Producer has released three albums, accumulated an endless repertoire of collaborators and even picked up a Grammy before reaching the age of 24. Raw Youth Collage delivers exactly as the title promises. […]

Album Review: Selena Gomez // Rare

Selena Gomez’s third album delves into heartbreak, bounce-back and learning to love yourself. A smooth transition for a singer reborn from her personal struggles with mental and physical health issues. If 2015’s Revival was the beginning of her journey to a mature post-Disney sound, then Rare is where the 27-year-old has finally completely let go […]

Album Review: The Big Moon // Walking Like We Do

The Big Moon’s second album is a glimpse of hope in this dystopic present we live. That’s a bold statement someone could say. Well, let’s take a look at what’s happening in the world right now by writing keywords; Trump, Brexit, Iran, wildfires, climate change. Does anyone still have a doubt? That’s what I expected. […]

Celeste unveiled as BBC Sound of 2020

British-Jamaican singer Celeste has been crowned as BBC Music’s Sound of 2020, beating out the likes of Yungblud, Easy Life, Inhaler, Arlo Parks, Beabadoobee and more. Voted on by a panel of experts from across the music industry, BBC’s Sound of has previously seen the likes of Sigrid,  Years and Years, HAIM, Sam Smith, Adele, 50 Cent and Michael Kiwanuka pick […]

Album Review: Harry Styles // Fine Line

Finally arriving with his sophomore album Fine Line, Harry Styles carries forward his talent to effortlessly pull listeners into his music, albeit with a very different sound from his One Direction-days. Two and a half years on from eponymous solo debut, this 12-track production is a satisfying mix-match of metro-rock soundscapes some of which predate […]

Album Review: Stormzy // Heavy is the Head

“How’s the best spitter in Grime so commercial?” Stormzy enquires in the final verse of his track ‘Wiley Flow’. He raises an interesting point. How, after all, can a genre that is defined by its existence on the fringes of society become fronted by a man who is headlining Glastonbury and winning Brit awards? This […]