Madeleine Wrench

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Dream Wife // Interview

"We started writing and there was just...an energy there. It was like a well-oiled machine, and that really allowed us to dig in and be sensitive together, without being afraid.” 

COMMISSION MISSION // A Beginner’s Guide to Hosting a Great Virtual...

All you need to know to host a absolutely amazing virtual festival.

Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion Of Time // Album...

This sounds a lot like the weather, with soft, swirling synths unfolding into grainy, industrial drone rattles that put me outside on a stormy day.

Robert Henke: CBM 8032 AV // Live Review

"The result is a symbiotic audio-visual installation, transporting the audience into an eighties sci-fi novel" - Maddie Wrench reviews Robert Henke's AV show at the Barbican.

KOKOKO! // Live Review

KOKOKO! are a truly joyous force to behold live, and they certainly proved this and then some at Fabric end of last month. Fabric. It's...

Suzanne Ciani // Live Review

The audience's rapture is broken only once when a low battery sign appears on the projector - we caught pioneering modular-synth artist Suzanne Ciani live.

808 State – Transmission Suite // Album Review

Full of sci-fi waltzes and intricate samples layered beneath tongue-in-cheek hooks and hefty basslines, Transmission Suite is understated, disjointed and masterful.

Dorian Electra – Flamboyant // Album Review

Flamboyant is pop to the core.

Kate Tempest – The Book Of Traps and Lessons // Album...

Having succeeded in this endeavour, The Book Of Traps and Lessons feels like Tempest at her most vulnerable; just her thoughts, no distractions.

Mac DeMarco – Here Comes The Cowboy // Album Review

An air of sarcasm hangs over the whole record, and if I'm honest, I was hoping for something a lot more radical. Best listened to in the haze of lonely summer evenings.

Ruf Dug // EP Review

We review soul sunshine EP, Ruf Dug presents The Committee

Lafawndah – Ancestor Boy // Album Review

What the hell is this? It's Ancestor Boy, the debut LP from Egyptian-Iranian sorceress Lafawndah and it's left us in a mess...

Little Simz // Album Review

Our review of Little Simz's long awaited album, Grey Area.

Odette – To A Stranger // Album Review

Odette- To A Stranger, out 8th February 2019 Odette has been hovering in the ether of the internet for some time. Having been working on...

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