Online editor Stephen Ong reviews Ed Sheeran’s latest album
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Bryony Gooch details the growth of hip-hop in America.
Print Music Editor Byrony Gooch reviews Lizzo’s latest album.
“Stop all the pain. How do you stop all the pain?” Dave’s opens his debut album with an inquisition into his own mental health – and the next 51 minutes are spent encouraging the same self-evaluation from his listeners. Appending certain tracks with snippets of a therapy session, Dave leaves facetious hip-hop skits behind in […]
Worthy words on collaboration: Artists like Diana Smith can make digital oil paintings out of computer code; sculptors are laying down their chisels and ordering 3D printers; bands can link produce hits without ever meeting in person. Technology opens new lines of communication and creation, and portals to the art world pop up everywhere: the […]
Bristol is the waviest city in England, and home to a large portion of its freaks. On Saturday 22 January, every single beautiful one, of the hundreds who showed up to the O2 Academy to see Hobo Johnson, came dressed to play. Even the guy in his leaver’s hoodie. At a gig. Imagine. All over […]
Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, rockstars were known for their outlandish behaviour almost as much as they were known for their music. You could rely on a huge musical act like AC/DC or The Doors to trash their hotel rooms whilst on tour. Post Malone makes note of this fact in his hit […]
19 Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves The last few years have seen various pop artists look to country, folk and Americana music as sources of inspiration in order to achieve a more ‘authentic’ sound. But all it took was Kacey Musgraves releasing her third album Golden Hour to prove just how blended country and pop […]
As America rolled into 1993, East Coast hip-hop was coughing and spluttering like a flu patient. Dr Dre’s G-Funk had led a takeover of mainstream hip-hop, with synth-heavy albums like The Chronic and Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted near-ubiquitous in clubs and on the charts. True, talent blossomed in the alternative scene with the appearance […]