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Newton Battenburg Faulkner has long been a ray of genuine guitar-toting sunshine in the UK music scene. His percussive guitar style, impressive vocal range, and lovable on-stage personality has garnered Faulkner a loyal and committed following, and so it is with great anticipation that one settles down to enjoy the 31-track odyssey that is The […]
For his fifth album Here Comes the Cowboy, Mac DeMarco has one hand on his guitar, one on his pistol, and, it seems, only one eye on his music. He has always been chilled out, but now that he has won his freedom and moved onto his own label, Mac is relaxing to the point […]
Youtube star turned breakout pop artist dodie released her first album Human collating professionally re-recorded songs from her channel and new releases, following the pattern of her two previous EP releases Intertwined and You. In it’s first week Human achieved the position of 5th on the official UK top 40, all without the backing of a […]
When compared to the avalanche of indie rock bands that sprung from the New York concrete in the early 2000s, Interpol are something of an exception. With the principle founders meeting in a history class on the First World War at NYU, ‘rock n’ roll’ is hardly a phrase that springs to mind. However, unlike […]
It’s easy to overstate the impact of an album as singular as Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak, so let’s begin with the caveats. Scarface reckoned with suicidal thoughts on the 1991 Geto Boys classic ‘Mind Playing Tricks on Me’, several years before a hungry young West helped Jay-Z patent The Blueprint, whereas T-Pain recognised autotune as […]
In 2014 many were bowled over by George Ezra’s single “Budapest”, with his deep powerful vocals and upbeat tempo, it became a summer anthem. The album which followed was also a massive success reaching number one in the UK and boasting other popular tracks such as “Blame it on Me” and “Cassy O”. Ezra’s album […]
In the last five years since their formation, Blossoms are emerging from a period where perhaps guitar-based bands that truly make an impact are on the decline. They offer a breath of fresh air with their infectious brand of indie disco/glam. Their first record showed a great depth for a debut with the single “Charlemagne” […]