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Lana Del Rey is back and beautiful as ever

With her sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell set for release later this year, Lana Del Rey dropped ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it’ earlier this week. Embellished with a rich variety of literary and historical references, from Sylvia Plath to Charles Manson, Del […]

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EP review: Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Take 5

Daughter to Jane Birkin and the late Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg steps back from her acting career to deliver the dramatically seductive 5-track EP Take 5, a ghostly imitation of 2017’s Rest. In conversation with The Guardian Gainsbourg expresses the difficulty faced in making music after her father’s death, as she “couldn’t imagine doing it […]

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Live Review: CHILDCARE take Sneaky Pete’s

Amidst the smoke of Sneaky Pete’s incense burning Pink Panther, CHILDCARE’s support climb on the intimate stage in the form of Lazy Day: a female fronted coming-of-age indie band with a keen desperation to be heard. With the members of CHILDCARE supporting in the crowd, the audience was keen to hear them too. A highlight can […]

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Frontman of Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam talks tour and new album

Music Editor Bethany Davison chats to Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam (SFL)’S Andy (Sunshine) Bullock about the band’s origin, inspirations and future plans. For those who don’t know you, what’s the story behind the name, and the band in general? Sunshine, Frisbee and Laserbeam were the stage names we gave ourselves when we first started out and […]

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Personal experience: speaking out is integral to the healing process

Content Warning: Discussion of Rape It was not until I read an article by The Blurt Foundation that I recognised it was valid, or at least not entirely unusual, to use sex as a form of self-harm, and not since then that I recognised that that was primarily how I was coping with my assault. […]

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Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam: as exciting as they sound

Best surmised as a psychedelic acid-punk band from Birmingham, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam permeate boundaries, their new release Blackout Cowboy doing just that. With just 309 monthly listeners on Spotify, it is fair to say SFL are relatively unheard of, especially outside of the flourishing Birmingham scene. This should not be the case. Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam […]

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No Rome’s Dirty Hit debut is nothing short of excellence

RIP Indo Hisashi’s luxuriant new-wave R&B thrives under the post-pop influence of producers Matty Healy and George Daniel (The 1975), though still shows reverence to Gomez’s shoegaze stylistic roots. On his SoundCloud Rome Gomez describes No Rome as “an art project… a personification of teen love, melancholy & everything in between”. It is here we […]

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Jack White returns with Boarding House Reach: a disappointment, and a mediocre one at that

2/5 stars Largely devoid of life and inspiration, Boarding House Reach is a signifier that White has fallen to the sludge of age and is out of touch with the eccentricity of his youth. Given that Lazaretto and Blunderbuss were in most parts brimming with energy, say with bluesy-rock powerhouses ‘I’m Shakin’’ and ‘That Black […]