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‘MAZZA’ presents the new slowthai

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Opening the track with isolated vocals on “mazzalean” is fitting as slowthai attempts to do something cracked with A$AP Rocky. ‘MAZZA’ signifies his turbulent development in the British music scene with an effort to tap into an American audience after tediously dining out on the ‘Brexit Bandit’ image, which inevitably had its expiration […]

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Blossoms: Everyday I Write the Book

4 stars The best covers aspire to give an original song a new lease on life; Blossom’s latest effort achieves just that. Recorded at home by frontman Tom Ogden, Blossoms deliver a stripped-back rendition of Elvis Costello & The Attraction’s ‘Everyday I Write The Book’, swapping the original track’s sickly-sweet instrumentals for the crisp twangs […]

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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 […]

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Boy Pablo’s Leave Me Alone is a pre-lockdown anthem

Boy Pablo’s new single ‘Leave me Alone!’ is the synth follow up from ‘Hey Girl’, ‘Honey’ and ‘Rest Up’, all in preparation for his upcoming album Wachito Rico due for release on October 23rd. The single’s release could not have been better timed: the upbeat guitar notes mixed with his mellow and almost hazy vocal […]

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Sam Smith shows maturity on Diamonds

It has been said that music has the ability to strike a chord within someone only when it hits closest to home. Sam Smith, iconic English singer-songwriter, is a super-human of sorts as he has the ability to make everyone (literally everyone) relate to the anecdotal experience in his lyrics – no matter if  you’re […]

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Altopalo’s newest single is perfectly crafted indie

New York alternative electronic four-piece altopalo return with their newest track ‘Honey’, again showing their deft ability to craft indie melodies around larger, ambitious soundscapes. ‘Honey’ has altopalo reflect on their own experiences as musicians, and at its core grapples with a very human message of self-acceptance. With lead singer Rahm Silverglade meshing his silvery […]

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black midi release messy Ed Sheeran diss track

Two stars. After their debut album Schlagenheim received critical acclaim for its inventive and experimental sound, many were understandably excited for black midi to release new music. Many were also not likely to be expecting an Ed Sheeran diss track, but that’s what ‘ded sheeran’ sells itself as. So obviously there’s a lot to unpack […]