We went to see Jon Hopkin's sold out show at O2 Academy Brixton, a fitting victory lap for the artist after releasing his first album in five years.
On Saturn, the east Londoner retains the hallmarks of her soulful 'wonky funk' but propels new sounds into orbit.
Ambivalence is an unpredictable listen that serves to highlight Hayashi's class as a DJ, but also more than hints at a musician capable of turning in coherent and fascinating albums.
Robyn's back to save us all, but was Honey worth the wait? Danny Wright, Rhian Daly and Kelly Ronaldson decide.
The final installment of the Montréal artist's Altogether Unaccompanied series is not so much a significant step up from Vol. I & Vol. II than it is a continuation of Deland's intricate, intimate songwriting.
The thirteen lengthy tracks play as one continuous piece as he dabbles with a personal narrative, fragile vocals and emotive synths.
Aviary certainly lands on the more 'out there' end of the spectrum, but don't be surprised if she doesn't stay there for long.
Ever since a collection of lo-fi indie demos surfaced in 2010, Cloud Nothings, have chosen to build and deconstruct their sound with every new release.
Much like the accompanying artwork by Peruvian artist Jonathan Castro, Simple Things is a warping, future-facing prismatic beast. As always, both halves of Simple Things were impressively curated this year, but the daytime schedule was garbled in the best of ways.
Big Zuu might be in the infancy of his music career but with his sold out show and his new residency on BBC 1Xtra, there is no doubt that his talent is slowly pushing him toward the forefront of UK music.
We witnessed the spacey and sultry three-piece Khruangbin in Camden’s Roundhouse for their biggest UK headline show to date.
Across the six tracks, CHAI embrace self-love and acceptance, reject beauty norms, tackle the world of modern dating and alight on the 'Hello Kitty cult' with their playful and defiant vitality.
Only her fifth solo LP in a career dating back to the 80s, Broken Politics is exactly the kind of thing our ears need to encounter more regularly.
Maribou State bring their fresh new live performance back to London for the first time in two years and manage to sell out The Roundhouse with their return to stage.
Matthew Dear takes the premise of dance music and filters it through a vocoder; music that’s eminently boogieable, but off-kilter and uncanny, like a Grimm fairytale. We review his new album 'Bunny'.
It's best listened to when the air is cooling, with a blanket wrapped around you on a deserted beach as each guitar pedal takes on a personality of its own.
The Dublin-based duo drift across 12 tracks, wisps of sound that pit opaque electronics against the inherent mysticism of Irish traditional music.
An acoustic folk re-imagination of the 90’s pop classic originally recorded by Duran Duran, ‘Ordinary World’ is a refreshing taste of what’s to come...
In the four years since MØ released her debut album, No Mythologies To Follow, the Danish pop hero has become a global star...
We went to see one of the UK's most exciting emerging acts, IDLES at O2 Kentish Town Forum.
As she confronts her own battles against anxiety and imperfections with an empowering lyrical twist, the singer-songwriter's vocals take centre stage throughout the album...