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KUČKA // New Sounds 2020

After collaborations with SOPHIE, A$AP Rocky and Cosmo’s Midnight, as well as high-profile support slots with the likes of Mount Kimbie and Mura Masa, 2020 is the year KUČKA finally steps out on her own.

Kelvyn Colt // New Sounds 2020

Unconcerned with the constraints of genre or geographical borders, the German-Nigerian rapper is destined to light up 2020 with his rapid-fire flow and infectious enthusiasm for crafting only the catchiest hooks.

Giant Swan // Live Review

"When the duo are bathed in a piercing red glow, we catch glimpses of a hellish landscape, Harry and Robin as the demonic conductors" - we review Giant Swan's mighty live show.

Lapalux – Amnioverse // Album Review

Paired with striking artwork and a forthcoming AV show, Amnioverse stands as Lapalux’s crowning glory and one of Brainfeeder’s most essential bodies of work.

Holly Herndon // Live Review

Holly Herndon brought the critically-acclaimed and visionary PROTO to the Barbican last Wednesday for a sublimely unique audiovisual experience. At its core, Holly Herndon’s live...

Lindstrøm // Interview

“I think it’s possible to express your inner musical visions using a lot of hardware.”

Nils Frahm – All Encores // Album Review

Yet even when Frahm is at his most ambitious, you get the sense it comes almost effortlessly to him.

Jerkcurb – Air Con Eden // Album Review

His bedroom pop sensibilities remain, but this is a vision that feels vastly widescreen this time around.

Carmen Villain – Both Lines Will Be Blue // Album Review

It’s a brave move for an artist to sidestep their usual set up and craft an album made up entirely of instrumentals, but Carmen Villain has good reason on Both Lines Will Be Blue...

Hayden Thorpe – Diviner // Album Review

Most notably, it finds Thorpe undoubtedly at peace with the breakup of his band.

Kedr Livanskiy – Your Need // Album Review

Levanskiy is not paying homage, she’s simply setting out a new blueprint for us to embrace, examine and worship.

Georgia // Interview

"It sounds a bit like a clichéd disco thing but I really did have an emotive moment on the dancefloor and I never realised that before, how powerful a DJ can be…"

Kornél Kovács – Stockholm Marathon // Album Review

Recorded in the aftermath of a break-up and a period of self-reflection, Stockholm Marathon is the epitome of bittersweet...

Girl Unit // Interview

"...I just felt like I had a clean slate and I could do whatever I wanted..."

Jayda G – Significant Changes // Album Review

But, as ever, Jayda deals best in euphoria, as seen on the joyfully-hypnotic ‘Sunshine In The Valley’.

Wynne // New Sounds 2019

At first glance, a stinging critique of Donald Trump may feel like it’s aimed at a far-too-predictable punchbag but, with Wynne, it’s all in the delivery.

HAAi // New Sounds 2019

Purists insist the art of crate-digging is fading due to a new crop of DJs bubbling to the surface. You do wonder if those same gatekeepers have been lucky enough to catch a HAAi set before.

Selling – On Reflection // Album Review

For a record that was birthed out of just "mucking around", it ranks as one of the year's best.

Novelist + Ray BLK // Live Review

Christmas lights were made cool this year with four in store performances on Oxford Street from the likes of Ray BLK, Novelist, Kara Marni and more.

Tommy Genesis – Tommy Genesis // Album Review

Undoubtedly a phenomenal addition to the landslide of blistering pop records we've been blessed with in recent years, Tommy Genesis should reign somewhere near the top.

Matthew Dear // Interview

"No matter what band you’re in or your style, sometimes you’ve got your blinders on and are in way too deep..."

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