Perfectly polished, it seems the label’s long-standing mission of creating a new kind of popstar have been fully realised on Reflections.
CTM Festival returned to Berlin for another unmissable edition showcasing mind-bending music and art.
Here, Souleyman’s singing seems to revel in the time and space to create something fragile.
"The nine-piece band provided both shimmering vocal harmonies and tight, jazzy grooves, making the venue feel more like a New Orleans’ nightclub than somewhere in wintry, rainy London."
Yet the tenacious, rhythmic loops of the band’s oft-colourful electronic rock sporadically cradle us from being swallowed into a total funk, instead lifting us up into the funk.
"A band who have firmly positioned themselves in London’s pioneering post-punk scene, Ghum are gradually creeping up the pecking order of must-see bands in the capital, and last night’s sell-out proved why"
"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.
Although the results are a bit too eclectic and random at times to feel like a well-rounded album, you get the sense with ShitKid that’s the sort of thing they wanted you to expect.
After a five-year hiatus, Tom Jenkinson revives his Squarepusher project for an LP that could have been named by an AI.
The follow-up to 2017’s Three Futures, in Silver Tongue Torres continues in her sumptuous pop, rock and electronic hybrid, musing on love and desire; finding it, chasing it, fighting for it, losing it, understanding it.
"Manic is Halsey’s most introspective and uncompromising work to date, introducing the world to the woman known as Ashley Frangipane"
"It is Shauf’s marvellous empathy that makes him such a deft storyteller as well as a songwriter."
For his live performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall last Sunday, Djrum leant into the blissful and delicate sides to his greatly expansive sound. As last...
...And as they talk of losing ourselves to a digital world, Wolf Parade have never sounded better.
Making Sound, Making Space brought a series of talks and workshops to Second Home celebrating the grassroots venues, promoters and collectives keeping London's club scene alive.
Mura Masa has teased a new sound since the release of the dazzling, ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again’ featuring Clairo earlier this autumn, but this is far from what could’ve been expected.
Packed with ragged beats, jittery guitar riffs, and rippling funk bass, Making A New World balances historical documentation with creative exploration, giving you new ways to ponder over your history thesis on the dance floor.
Danny Wright discusses one of 2020's most unmissable releases with Gemma Samways and Charlotte Krol.
...2020 brings us the vulnerable, Earth-bound Walking Like We Do. Their debut showed them reaching up and scraping the sky. In contrast, The Big Moon’s return orbits around everyday human flaws.
"Sega Bodega thrives in defying expectations, and if the new songs were anything to go by, there’s plenty more in store from this disruptive pop visionary"
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...