Tag : pop

RAYE Brings a Whirlwind of Emotion to The Wardrobe, 02.11.18

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What can you say about Raye that hasn’t been said before? Frankly, a lot. Compared to the opening act, Kara Marni, Raye was extraordinarily versatile and talented. It was like Led Zeppelin following up a high school band recital. Yet at the same time, Kara Marni wasn’t that bad. Indeed, … Read More

A Celebration of Saxophone Day

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Sometimes, it seems like the saxophone is underrated outside of its beginnings in classical music and its jazzy tendencies. This alone should make it clear that Saxophone Day, on the 6th November, deserves to exist and should be celebrated. “But there seems to be a day for everything now!”, you … Read More

MØ Creates Lush Worlds of Beauty in New Album, Forever Neverland

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

MØ’s latest record is pretty interesting as far as pop music goes, but I wonder if it’s a step in the wrong direction for the Danish singer. I’ll say this though: it’s not as good as No Mythologies to Follow. Indeed, I often find while listening to this new record … Read More

Absurdist Satire Rules in John Grant’s ‘Love Is Magic’

1 month ago / 0 comments

John Grant’s latest solo album Love Is Magic has something for everyone; from funk and alt rock to wavy synths and videogame music, acoustic guitars and bouncing beats – the album focuses on themes of transformation, temporariness, and escape, tying the whole thing together with a satirical style and casual … Read More

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Stun With ‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack

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Hollywood demonstrates again that anything is possible on the big screen. A Star Is Born has successfully embraced the challenge of developing a singer from an actor and vice versa, bringing together the astonishing duo of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. This romantic drama requires a powerful soundtrack, which has … Read More

Charli XCX and Troye Sivan Go Back to the Future in ‘1999’

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Charli XCX is, without a doubt, one of the most forward-thinking voices in the 2018 pop landscape. From her two critically-acclaimed PC Music-produced mixtapes in 2017 to the string of leaked singles released this year, the 26 year-old pop provocateur has fully embraced pop in its purest, most euphoria-inducing form. … Read More

From Where the Villa and Blues play – A Birmingham Playlist

8 months ago / 0 comments

I’m from where the Villa and Blues play, the Burgers and Johnsons… For our latest Clubs Playlist, The Gryphon’s resident Brummie editor, Mary Lumley, compiles a set of songs linked to the Second City. Find a Youtube playlist below. Did you know Birmingham has more canals than Venice? Of course … Read More

Emeli Sandé @ O2 Academy, 22/3/2017

2 years ago / 0 comments

2016 was the year of Emeli Sandé’s triumphant return to our airwaves, with the release of two singles ahead of her much anticipated second album, Long Live the Angels, four years after her hugely successful debut. 2017 now sees Sandé’s return to the stage, as she tours around the country … Read More

Communication by Nicole Millar

2 years ago / 0 comments

Pop music these days tends to be mundane and overtly money-orientated. The latest offering from Sydney based songwriter Nicole Millar, Communication, has reached the dizzying heights of being distinctly average. Don’t take that as an insult to the EP though; average is a level not often reached by artists in … Read More

O Shudder by Dutch Uncles

4 years ago / 0 comments

Two years since their last album, Out Of Touch, In The Wild,  Dutch Uncles’ have remained unmistakable; their music still embodied by their use of distinct electronic sounds, combined with meticulously lush string parts, confident bass lines and strikingly luring vocals. Smirking smiles are bound to appear from the outset, … Read More