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Palaye Royale is Saved by the B – sides

Punk rock trio Palaye Royale is a band dripping with nostalgia. Soundwise, they host the sort of heart-bleeding, shout-your-lungs-out-and-burst-the-eardrums style that many would attribute to the early 2000s emo scene. Aesthetically they exist somewhere closer to 80s glam rock. They are nicknamed “the vampire, the pirate, and the gentlemen”, on account of the individual styles […]

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Let’s talk about ‘I Don’t Want to Talk’

Indie boy band Wallows return with their new single, ‘I Don’t Want to Talk.’ With its fast-paced beat, punctuated by playful harmonica, the track is reminiscent of the perfect road trip, but also takes pains to appeal to the indie teen demographic. Their last EP had a more electronic sound than usual, but ‘I Don’t […]

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Lana Del Ray: Arcadia

(by Cordelia Leigh) One of the most productive artists throughout lockdown, Lana Del Rey is set to release Blue Bannisters on 22 October, her second album of 2021. She’s already teased us with four singles, the most recent being ‘Arcadia’. The piano chords that accompany the listener into the song blend beautifully with her whispery […]

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Let Them Know: Mabel

★★★★ Her first solo release since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mabel’s latest single sees her taking a break from her R&B roots for a taste of house-lite; all with the same energy that sold her earlier work.  Over a sample of RuPaul’s “Supermodel”,  Mabel opens with what can only be described as a […]

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Lana Del Ray: Chemtrails Over The Country Club

★★★★ CW: ableism Lana Del Rey’s latest release is ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’, the second single from her upcoming album of the same name. Meant to be released in September, it has now been delayed to March. Lana has been the subject of a lot of controversy of late, most recently with regards to […]

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Lana Del Rey: Let Me Love You Like A Woman

Rating: 2 out of 5 Through her songs’ flowery yet dark lyrical prose coupled with herunique tone of sound, Lana Del Rey is able to make anyone feel like they’re in a black and white Hollywood romance film set in the 1960s. Her newest single ‘Let Me Love You Like a Woman’ is no exception. […]

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Alfie Templeman shares a colourful if unoriginal track

Rating: 3 out of 5 Alfie Templeman rocks back into the public’s eye with his new catchy tune ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ released shortly after his EP Happiness in Liquid Form. On the surface the song relays a feeling of transcendence and transportation with his lyrics focusing on the development and progression of time; notably […]

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Jorja Smith’s new track is good casual company

Rating: 3 out of 5 Jorja Smith’s gorgeous vocals meet Popcaan’s energising dancehall in the new single ‘Come Over’. The romantic allure of Smith’s voice casts a charm as soon as the song begins, taking the lead from the elegant sounds of her 2018 album Lost and Found. But this new single is more than […]