Emma Madden


Shygirl // New Sounds 2020

"I’ve always been myself and I can’t change me."

Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party With My Brown...

Ultimately, this album is a stepping stone, but if Paul can align her virtuosity with her vision, then her third album will triumph.

Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising // Album Review

The composition on Titanic Rising rivals even the most ambitious and cerebral of today’s songwriters, but in a way that never seems impressive for the sake of being impressive.

Nilüfer Yanya // Interview

"I've always loved London, I guess it has created my sound in a way."

Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs // Album Review

Pratt's third album is that rare thing, where the music is so preternatural that it's almost impossible to understand how the musician got there.

King Princess // New Sounds 2019

"From her run of singles, it's clear that KP has an intuition for the catchy, hooky, and the popular. So, it's only a matter of time before the world treats her like the Patron Saint of Gay."

Tommy Genesis // Interview

"I have always gone where other people don't. It's not to shock you, it’s just who I am."

Kurt Vile – Bottle It In // Album Review

It's best listened to when the air is cooling, with a blanket wrapped around you on a deserted beach as each guitar pedal takes on a personality of its own.

Mitski // Interview

"The whole album rallies the desperation of growing old against the aspiration of youth."

Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose // Album Review

A true fusion of love and collectivity was the band's real draw. Now, it's quite apparent that Dirty Projectors is not much more than a single avatar pretending to be otherwise.

Chvrches – Love Is Dead // Album Review

The sound is maximised, the mythology more ambitious and it's their most cohesive work yet.

Speedy Ortiz – Twerp Verse // Album Review

But despite the doom there's hardly a moment among these 11 songs that isn't danceable, that doesn't energise us and inspire us to defeat this generation's great monster.

Speedy Ortiz // Interview

"Being on tour in the two months following the election...I think just made me feel differently about our country."

Frankie Cosmos – Vessel // Album Review

Listening to Vessel is like being invited into your coolest friend's bedroom to hear them riff.

Alela Diane – Cusp // Album Review

Cusp is exactly the kind of album you'd hope to hear two months into a new year.

Kelela – Take Me Apart // Album Review

Kelela takes from the rich and gives R&B back its gusto. 

Samantha Urbani – Policies of Power // EP Review

Samantha Urbani's debut EP is laced with gross 1980s excess - but is that a good thing?

Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm // Album Review

Out In The Storm is an out-of-body experience - told both retrospectively and introspectively.

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