Harry Edmundson reviews Charli XCX’s new pandemic album to transport a generation out of lockdown.
On the last day of the Pale Waves UK tour, I was lucky enough to interview lead singer and songwriter Heather Baron Gracie at the O2 Academy in Bristol about tour life, home life, musical and aesthetic influences, and loving pop music. So it’s been a really big year for you guys! You came fifth in […]
SOPHIE has transformed. The Scottish DJ launched her career chopping vacuum-packed beats for PC Music, a collective of London-based dance scientists whose music sounded jointly inspired by K-Pop and H.R. Giger’s oiliest lithographs. Whereas her debut singles compilation suggested an academic remove from chart music- the title was ‘PRODUCT’- the producer’s debut is full of […]
My first exposure to Blondie was aged 7, via the soundtrack to the iconic 2003 film The Lizzie McGuire Movie, which opens with Hilary Duff trying on various outfits and lip syncing to Atomic Kitten’s cover of ‘The Tide Is High’. While Atomic Kitten probably have their merits, I was a lot more impressed when […]
When Taylor Swift started announcing the ridiculously star-studded line up for her blockbuster “Bad Blood” video, her fans and skeptics alike waited for what promised to be the best music video of the year. It had everything: Selena Gomez in a wig, Ellie Goulding holding a bazooka, and Kendrick Lamar in a see through car. […]