Francesca Baker

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Flowers – Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should...

Comprising the best of bedroom creation with inventive melodies and intense performance, this is a sweet, wholesome and very Fortuna record

5×15: Jon Ronson, Viv Albertine, Sam Lee, Jocelyn Pook and Gruff...

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Francesca Baker reviews the fantastic 15x5 event with Jon Ronson, Viv Albertine, Jocelyn Pook, Gruff Rhys and Sam Lee

Honeyblood // Interview

Francesca Baker catches up with Stina Tweeddale & Shona McVicar on the day of their debut album release.

Comet Gain – Paperback Ghosts // Album Review

Paperback Ghosts is an enchanting album of “lost souls… holding on to life,” and lord knows, that speaks to us all

The Fresh & Onlys – House Of Spirits // Album Review

Flitting from jangly pop to country Americana and underpinned by garage roots, House Of Spirits works as a collection of good songs, but as an album?

Wolf Alice // Live Review

Wolf Alice shatter any delusions they might be just another teenage band with their perfectly executed homecoming Scala gig

SHHH Festival // Recommended

London SHHH event is an all day celebration of quiet music and art, to take place in Hampstead's beautiful Heath Street Baptist Church on May 24th.

Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain // Album Review

Oberst's Upside Down Mountain is a vibrant, easy folk-rock fusion that will be a runaway success

September Girls – Cursing The Sea // Album Review

As the title suggests the album is equal parts powerful and soothing, unified and adrift, unknown but familiar

Widowspeak – Swamps // EP Review

It's almost as though, what was once languid and dreamy, has given way to a sense of lethargy.

Teleman // Live Review

Formed from the ashes of Pete & The Pirates Teleman have had something of a phoenix style resurrection, tonight they deliver their stark pop with direct and dazzling accomplishment.

Let’s Buy Happiness // Live Review

Having built a reputation as one of the North East’s finest band, tonight we are treating to a blistering performance.

Parquet Courts – Tally All The Things That You Broke //...

One thing that doesn't change is the nifty lyrics, the raw and exposed battering riffs, and the bratty boldness.

Coves // Live Review

Tuesday night at The Social, and some shoegaze, C86, dreampop, disco, goth, psychedelia, it's everything we have come to expect from Coves

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