An artist who very much does things on his own terms and with a dynamic prowess, as evidenced by his show, we caught Bakar...
"With featured artists Shane Eagle, Tomi Agape, and Amaarae all coming on stage to join a victorious looking Santi who asked the crowd to go crazy for this one, mosh pits were formed and gun fingers were skanked" - we review Santi's debut London show.
We went down for the shock tactics of SKYND's first headline show.
their live show is more about raw power than their finesse as studio songwriters, as the Brians exchanged shredded riffs and double-time fills to the delight of the sweaty, heaving masses.
Find out what we got up to at this year's fantastic Iceland Airwaves
In their new Camden home, the 2019 edition of Mirrors was an undisputed success...
These are capital B.I.G. anthems, which effortlessly meld disarming post-industrial clamour and tweaked vocal loops into the fold of more familiar white-label grooves.
"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.
There are sexy saxophones slithering in and out of ‘Mr Sun’, nods to hazy summertime afternoons with friends and an air of sophistication wrapped around the EP that’s extremely promising for such a new face on the scene.
A bold sonic exploration into melancholia, the album darts between deft vocal samples, swift tempo shifts and sublime key changes for maximum impact, keeping listeners clinging on throughout the 16-song collection.
Banjos and close, beautiful harmonies abound, and while it’s hard not to long for the gloomier, stranger side of some of his stellar earlier work, there’s no denying that this is a very gorgeous record.
"Hadley might be painting an image of a dark, nihilistic world but he does so with a gold brushstroke"
While his tunes may appear shambolic, feisty and disjointed, they’re much more like three-minute masterpieces than mere doodles.
Myths 004 is an outstanding record that continues the innovative work of Le Bon and Cox, while keeping us guessing as to what comes next.
Self Esteem is a truly charismatic, ingenious talent and her live shows are a testament to this, as evidenced by her performance at Electric...
Though it doesn’t sound coherent enough to seem like she’d planned to release the project as a full-length album, as a side-project, it’s given Lucy more space to experiment and she sounds all the freer for it.
"Their live shows showcase an undeniable chemistry, both personally and professionally, between Madlib’s slick beats and Gibb’s raw talent" - we review MadGibb
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.
"the climax of ‘Movies’ is immense, the transition from stately poise to unbridled joy so well-judged", Wilf Skinner reviews Weyes Blood's spellbinding performance
"Cox is in particularly fine form tonight - although admittedly when isn't he?" - we caught Deerhunter's much-anticipated return to the capital.
Musical direction differs from that of his past, but by incorporating raw, truthful elements into his music, Alfons has created an inspiring record – and his most consistent to date.