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Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers @ Scala, London

by Stephanie Flooks

There is a heavy air of anticipation across Scala this evening, and the venue is already two thirds full as support Gold Star take the…



Dirty Projectors @ Village Underground, London


The heatwave, it would seem, is back with a vengeance. Or at least it is in this underground corner of Shoreditch, in this near-capacity, windowless...

Tunng – Songs You Make At Night


After 15 years, it’s probably fair to describe Tunng as veterans of the folktronica genre that they helped to pioneer. Although never household names, their...

Goblin @ Union Chapel, London


The idea that a chapel might screen a film about a murderous coven of witches seems rather unlikely, but then finding a coven of witches...

Death Cab For Cutie – Thank You For Today


There’s a comforting familiarity about Death Cab For Cutie which means that part of you is always transported back to the early 2000s when you...

Jake Shears – Jake Shears


Having burst onto the music scene over 15 years ago, Scissor Sisters frontman, frequent Tiga collaborator and LGBTQ+ icon Jake Shears has had a long...

Jenny Lewis @ KOKO, London


Appearing on TV and film from an early age – from The Golden Girls and Baywatch to thinly-disguised-Nintendo-advert The Wizard – Jenny Lewis knows a...

Mitski – Be The Cowboy


Channeling the rootlessness and lonesomeness which came from an itinerant upbringing (“If I attached … I’d have to detach,” she told the New York Times;...

Miles Kane – Coup De Grace


Still only 32, Miles Kane has been around a long time having debuted at 18 with cult psych Scouse band The Little Flames followed by...

The Coral – Move Through The Dawn


Though still in their 30s, The Coral are veterans of an indie scene that has changed out of all recognition since they started recording in...

Festival Review: Cambridge Folk Festival 2018


Now in its 53rd year, Cambridge Folk Festival is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated festivals. From humble beginnings back in 1965 it now...

Festival Review: WOMAD 2018


The 36th WOMAD festival may have coincided with depressing reports on the difficulties certain artists faced in obtaining visas to perform in the Brexit-fixated UK...

Festival Review: Indietracks 2018


This was the second year that the beleaguered Y Not festival – recently sold to a festival group, with an increased capacity of over 25,000...

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2018


In a year where the festival calendar has a rather large Glastonbury shaped hole it’s a relief to know Kendal Calling always manages to bring...

Gabe Gurnsey – Physical


Gabe Gurnsey’s debut solo album is a throwback affair, in which he eschews the intricate polyrhythms of his group Factory Floor in favour of acid...

Felicita – Hej!


The first non-compilation album release from the PC Music roster, Felicita‘s Hej! (Polish for Hey!) only shows flashes of the turbo-charged future pop that they...

Santigold – I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions


Ten years since her electric debut, Santigold is back with a collection of light-hearted, yet infectious pop tracks. There is a clear Caribbean influence running...

Gaika – Basic Volume


In a time where Caribbean styles are so frequently used in pop music to create a breezy summer vibe, Gaika’s debut album is a novelty....

Ross From Friends – Family Portrait


Ross From Friends, real name David Schwimmer*, loves decay. He loves analog decay, tape hiss floating above and high-end cut off, as well as digital...

Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose


Just 18 months have passed between Dirty Projectors’ last album and Lamp Lit Prose, a rapid turnaround which frontman/Projector-in-Chief Dave Longstreth puts down to his...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Barbican, London


Recent years have been a productive time for Canadian post-rock forefathers Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Since returning from a period of inactivity they’ve released three...