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A true return to form for Breezy Lovejoy Anderson .Paak and his boys. ‘Yes LAWD!’. I have been a die-hard Paak fanboy since Malibu and was enamoured with the electric chemistry between Paak and The Free Nationals, the gospel influences, the bells and chimes, the syrupy basslines and Anderson’s untouchable talent. I went into Oxnard with high […]
The lyrical genius that is Frank Ocean has never been one to shy away from confronting world issues. In his debut studio album, Channel Orange from 2012, which features an amalgamation of soul, hip hop and R&B, Ocean provides the listeners with the painful processes that are attached to drug taking; what it is like to […]
It’s 10pm on a drizzly Friday in the heart of Devon, but for Desi Valentine “It’s another beautiful day in LA”. So much so, that later on in our interview, he’d be placing his phone in the freezer after it overheats in the beaming 3pm sun. From the outset, Desi’s optimistic and good-natured zest shines […]
25 Joy as an Act of REsistance by idles Joy as an Act of Resistance beats with a pulse that proves punk isn’t dead. IDLES stack their sophomore album with humour, honesty and angry bangers. Their post-punk sound is so smart it’s as woke and witty as Kanye West thinks he is. Lead singer Joe Talbot […]
After a flurry of Summer festival performances, boasting tour dates across the globe in the coming months, Jorja Smith brought her “Lost & Found” album tour to Bristol’s O2 Academy on October 5th. Smith’s debut full-length album, Lost & Found, was released on June 8th 2018 and has projected her to new heights of critical […]
Leon Bridges debut in 2015 was like a nostalgic breath of fresh air, strongly reminiscent of 60s soul men like Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, a man who Bridges clearly resembles. The vocals were a melodic triumph on songs such as title track “Coming Home” as well a “Smooth Sailin’” and “River”. Bridges can currently […]