Lee Wakefield


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..."

Oliver Coates – Shelley’s On Zenn-La // Album Review

Radiohead affiliations, Mica Levi collaborations and Southbank residencies may catch the eye, but cellist, composer and producer Oliver Coates is a formidable artist in his own right.

Marquis Hawkes – The Marquis Of Hawkes // Album Review

A rare long player that captures the sheer fearlessness of its creator.

Farr Festival 2018 // Review

Quickly approaching its 10th anniversary in 2019, read our account of how Farr Festival is starting to change as well as which great parts have remained the same.

Ross From Friends // Interview

"I felt that I was pulled into a genre tag that's considered easy to reproduce and kind of cheap, which is what I don't consider my music to be..."

Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears // Album Review

...I'm All Ears is a confident next step, as Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth sharpen their effortless knack for a hook and return with shimmering pop smashes that bristle with identity.

Leon Vynehall // Interview

"It is a vanity project in a sense, but I hope it's one where the doors have opened rather than being exclusive."

Farr Festival // Festival Preview

Growing steadily since its inception nine years ago, the team behind Farr have earned their reputation thanks to immersive production and balanced line-ups, see what's in store for 2018.

Aïsha Devi – DNA Feelings // Album Review

A disorientating but ultimately rewarding listen.

Ben UFO // Live Review

XOYO continues its tradition of vital residencies.

Project Pablo – There’s Always More At The Store // EP...

This collection of tracks are uncluttered, stripped back and minimalistic in approach, resulting in a concise and purposeful twenty- five minutes.

Daniel Avery // Live Review

Daniel Avery takes over York Hall for a massive eight hour set that climbs from a sparse start to an explosive finish.

George FitzGerald // Interview

"Some people have a fixed idea about what music should be and it's actually quite restrictive and it's rewarding to get past that..."

Peggy Gou – Once // EP Review

It's nothing short of euphoric to witness Peggy Gou’s reinforcement of her position as one of the dancefloor’s greatest interpreters in 2018 and beyond.

PBR Streetgang – Late Night Party Line // Album Review

Summer may be a hazy memory but the Loleatta Holloway-sampling title track is primed for smouldering festival sets, and it looms large over this body of work too.

Nabihah Iqbal // Interview

“For me, I get feelings from music that I don’t get from anything else, like I’ve never experienced before.”

Princess Nokia // Live Review

Princess Nokia has garnered a reputation as a formidable live performer and it’s impossible not to be utterly engrossed.

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