Category : Music

Sundara Karma Make a Not So Triumphant Return With New Single, ‘Illusions’

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Tuesday saw the much-anticipated release of indie band Sundara Karma’s new single, ‘Illusions’. Attendees of their set at Saturday’s Neighbourhood festival in Manchester were treated to an exclusive listening of this; Twitter tells me the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Sundara Karma is a band which will appease any generic indie … Read More

Body and Soul: The Black Women Who Pioneered Jazz, Blues and Soul

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Their songs are iconic; their voices unforgettable; their influence on music history irrepressible. They are the Black women who pioneered soul, jazz and blues, remaining timeless and a constant source of inspiration, vision and respect. Here are five important women who brought Black music into the spotlight. Gladys Bentley Gladys … Read More

Re:Imagining B.I.G.’s ‘Ready To Die’

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I remember it better than I remember most things these days. I remember, the first time I sat down to listen to The Notorious B.I.G.’s seminal debut album Ready To Die, being struck by the orchestral nature of its 22 year-old curator’s dark and powerful musings. This was not the … Read More

Why Leeds Festival Is Here To Stay

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There’s no getting around the fact that the crowd at Leeds Festival was very young. It’s been that way for years, with the festival gaining the reputation of being what The Guardian called a “GCSE festival”. Though that might not seem “cool” for more experienced festival-goers, there’s an upside to … Read More

Bill Ryder Jones Brings his Melancholic Bliss to the Howard Assembly Room, 21/09

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In addition to producing two of the arguably best English debut albums of the year (The Orielles’ Silver Dollar Moment and Our Girl’s Stranger Today), the former The Coral guitarist has also found time to record a new album. To be released in November, Ryder Jones will be touring the … Read More

Brockhampton Continue to Push Boundaries with New Project, iridescence

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A beautifully crafted project rising from the ashes of past controversy comes iridescence, a confirmation that Brockhampton are still dominating new sound within the hip-hop genre as they continue to push the boundaries of sound, theme and message. iridescence manages to recapture the raw intensity and energy that this fourteen … Read More

alt-J Delves Into the Realms of Hip-Hop with New Album, REDUXER

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Only one year on from their last album, RELAXER, alt-J have returned with a whole new host of music – but it’s far from their intricate brand of indie rock we’ve grown to expect. Instead, remix album REDUXER is a foray into the realms of hip-hop: an unlikely collaboration between … Read More

Preview: Jorja Smith to headline two nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall – 10th and 11th October 2018

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The name Jorja Smith might spark recognition in some for its association with contemporary trailblazers like Stormzy, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Kali Uchis. But, increasingly, the name Jorja Smith is gaining its own, much deserved, command and momentum. From her impressive early SoundCloud work to her 2018 studio album, Lost … Read More

“What’s Your Kink?”: Meet Your Music Editors

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If you’re an avid reader of our section, then you already know everything you need to know about music. But what about the people running the section this year? We’ve put together a little Q&A so you don’t have to stalk us on Facebook (and more importantly, so you know … Read More