By the end, it feels as if The Growlers have played the 1,700 capacity Roundhouse as effortlessly as they would to ten people in a small dive bar, which is perhaps how their brooding pop songs work best.
"Hadley might be painting an image of a dark, nihilistic world but he does so with a gold brushstroke"
Boat bursts open with sharp single, ‘Daddy Issues’, and like a reliable employee delivers big chorus after big chorus.
Though everything written about Greentea Peng mentions the relaxing nature of her music, there is an unsettling edge to her sound too, that comes from her lyrical laments and woozy production.
If the comments on UK drill videos are anything to go by, South London's Kwengface is someone a lot of fans are expecting big things from.
Without her usual jagged guitar and driving rhythm section, Le Bon’s voice becomes centre-focus. Read our review from her live show at Kings Place.
"...this record is about me saying 'yes' to all of it..."
There really isn't another band in the UK that can make the plastic plod of a drum machine sound so dreamy.
UK Drill, and the debate surrounding it.
These are the places grime sub-genre 'weightless' inhabit, and Wen's latest full-length uses the notion to score a modernity built on fleeting transience.
Not only has Target witnessed grime bloom into what it is, he has also been a part of it, producing early grime tracks and spinning tunes for the UK's best MCs, in grime collective Roll Deep.
"The party gives me life man, and you know when you're making music it's a party anyway."
Wide Awake! is Parquet at their most playful, but still teems with serious fury.
Given that Camden is known for its hectic mish-mash of styles gone by, there is perhaps no better place in London to catch genre blending duo The Garden.
Brooklyn-based rapper Cakes Da Killa seems to always do best when all eyes are on him.
Fittingly titled Jackuum!, we find out why D Double E's debut album has taken quite so long and why it was always going to be worth the wait.
New Sounds 2018 and we're excited to see where one of the most innovative voices in grime is heading next year.
Like with all Maus albums it feels as if you are seeing a vast, dystopic cityscape in the reflection of a river, so that nothing is distinct but all is more beautiful for it.
Tarquin makes music to move your brain as well as your body.
...there is much beneath Sheer Mag’s sugary surface, from nuanced takes on love in ‘Just Cant Get Enough’ to a self-aware critique of America’s sickening history on ‘Expect the Bayonet’.
Brooklyn's B Boys debut effort gels like they have been holed up in a small room together for months on end.
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