Category : Music

Kurt Vile is Back With New Album, Bottle It In

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‘One Trick Ponies‘, one of the singles prefacing Kurt Vile’s new album, serves as both a bit of preemptive self-critique and a statement of intent. “I’ve always had a soft spot for repetition” croons Vile in the song’s chorus. And, yes, we know the drill: countryfied Yacht-rock with daydreamy, rambling … Read More

Queer Identities in Music: From Bowie’s Ziggy to ‘Trans Dysphoria Blues’.

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With last Thursday marking ‘National Coming Out Day’, Tom Poole reflects on  ‘queerness’ within the music industry, and how artistic output has served to challenge conventions in recent years. I had just turned 13 when I heard Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ for the first time. I wasn’t yet into music all … Read More

To Politicise a Butterfly

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Giulia Pesce reflects on Kendrick Lamar‘s involvement with Black Lives Matter, the political message behind hip-hop and why we should all still be listening to Lamar‘s seminal record, To Pimp a Butterfly, three years on. When I talk to my mum about rappers, she probably has a clear image in … Read More

Brockhampton: Redefining the ‘Boyband’

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The multifaceted hip-hop collective which charted at Number 1 on billboard’s top 200 – whilst being in the midst of a #MeToo scandal. Brockhampton are best described as an alternative hip-hop group compiled of six vocalists and eight assisting members such as producers and managers. The main members consist of … Read More

Loyle Carner and Jordan Rakei Get Personal in ‘Ottolenghi’

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This isn’t a review. This is a thank you. There are rare moments in life where you listen to a song and instantly connect, to the point that you lie awake, unable to go to sleep until you’ve listened to it just one more time. There are even rarer moments … Read More

R&B Singer-Songwriter Mahalia Comes to Leeds October 15th

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Mahalia Burkmar, originally from Leicestershire but now based in Birmingham, is a 20-year-old singer and songwriter who wrote her first song when she was around 8 years old, and was signed to a record label by 13. However, she didn’t release her first EP until 2012, called Head Space. It … Read More

Speedy Ortiz are Coming Back to Leeds

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Speedy Ortiz are making a return to Leeds, making it almost three years to the day after their last headline show at the Brudenell Social Club. They are set to play Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on 19th October and are sure to cause a stir on this the third … Read More

Ghostface Killah Releases New Album, The Lost Tapes

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The Lost Tapes is the latest offering of classic 90’s New York-styled hip-hop from arguably the best member of the Wu-Tang Clan. It’s fantastic. A collaboration with a producer named Big Ghost, Lost Tapes sounds less like an artist trying something new, and more like an old legend going for … Read More

Lily Moore Gives a Stunning Intimate Show at Hyde Park Book Club, 05.10.18

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It is always strange to make eye contact with an artist; it is a uniquely intimate feeling to make such close contact with someone normally separated from you by streaming platforms and earphones. But only two feet away from Lily Moore, you can clearly see her eyes glisten as she … Read More