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Lisa Stansfield - Deeper

Lisa Stansfield – Deeper

by Ben Devlin

Three decades on from her first release, 1989’s Affection, Lisa Stansfield is back with another album co-written and co-produced by her long-term partner Ian Devaney,…



Kali Uchis – Isolation


It’s increasingly easy to be sceptical about artists who carry a huge deal of hype and miraculously wind up with major-label deals for their debut...

Rainbow Kitten Surprise – How To: Friend, Love, Freefall


Despite the – frankly preposterous – name, Rainbow Kitten Surprise make fairly steady, workmanlike music. There’s a healthy dollop each of earthy folk, echoing gospel...

Hinds – I Don’t Run


When Madrid-based quartet Hinds‘ debut record Leave Me Alone was released in 2016, it was a breath of fresh air in the overcrowded garage scene....

Daniel Avery – Song For Alpha


British electronic producer Daniel Avery has always been, and remains, a keen student of club culture: his last album was a love letter to house...

Tom Misch – Geography


Tom Misch’s kaleidoscopic debut album features such a wide variety of composed, tightly wound styles that it almost sounds like the work of multiple artists....

Kylie Minogue – Golden


Kylie Minogue‘s reinventions are the stuff of pop mythology; from ’80s soap star to national treasure via pop princess and indie rebel, she’s rarely stood...

Goat Girl – Goat Girl


First albums by guitar bands tend not to come out in the wake of much hype these days, but as these things go in 2018...

Levellers – We The Collective


It’s all too easy to forget how big Levellers were for a time in the 1990s. Their best album, Levelling The Land, went platinum, and...

Kate Nash – Yesterday Was Forever


It was a much simpler time, back in the mid 2000s. Social media in particular had yet to morph into the data-stealing, election-influencing behemoth it’s...

Daphne & Celeste – Daphne & Celeste Save The World


Comebacks are common currency. They have been for ages, but seem even more so now that constant touring and ‘presents-the-iconic-album-in-full’ gigs are the only way...

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society @ Oslo, London


A reverential and slightly eerie silence descends as Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society take to the stage at Oslo, unusual these days for a...

Dead Meadow – The Nothing They Need


Dead Meadow has been in existence for 20 years now and have succeeded in cutting a very singular rut. Imagine, if you will, lying down...

Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile


Your Queen Is A Reptile, the new release from Sons Of Kemet, is ferocious. This tightly crafted album is an apparatus for robust political dialogue,...

Eagle Twin – The Thundering Heard


It’s been six years since Eagle Twin’s last album, The Feather Tipped The Serpent’s Scale, but this is a band that does everything in its...

Calexico @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. It’s a phrase that could have been invented for Calexico. Over the years we’ve come to know...

The Vaccines – Combat Sports


The Vaccines’ fourth album Combat Sports reaffirms their identity as a guitar band. Their over-hyped debut What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? led to...

Caroline Rose – Loner


Four years ago, Caroline Rose released her debut album, I Will Not Be Afraid, a rootsy slab of alt-Americana rock that did what it did...

Django Django @ Printworks, London


Deepest Rotherhithe was the location for the unveiling of London’s newest medium-sized venue on Friday night. Printworks started life as a printing press but was...

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land


Guitarist and vocalist Ben Harper and harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite have come together again in formidable collaboration for a second album, No Mercy In This...

Haley Heynderickx – I Need To Start A Garden


All the best albums have ‘that’ moment, that instance where you drop what you’re doing, stare at the speakers and realise you’re listening to something...