Here’s the thing: I’m a card-carrying Radiohead fan. I was actually, until shockingly recently, a band-carrying fan, when in a controlled bout of ‘maturity’ I decided to slice off the plastic entrance band to a Radiohead gig in Manchester that had been one of a number of mementos protecting my wrist against skin cancer since […]Read more "Thom Yorke’s surprise solo album is nothing new – but it’s still worth your time"
1. Noname Gypsy Nicknamed ‘the new Lauryn Hill’ (by, erm…me) for rhyming with a similarly lazy and eloquent flow, Gypsy should really be able to find some more airtime in 2014. You could be forgiven for listening to the start of this breezy tune and labelling it a Corrine Bailey Rae-esque joint, but just give […]Read more "5 #Rappers to watch in 2014"
Donald Glover – AKA Childish Gambino, AKA Troy Barnes – ain’t an easy guy to understand . The jovial, jack-of-all-trades actor / comedian / musician seems to have traded everything likable about himself in for a shot at hip hop credibility. He’s making waves with his latest album, ‘Because The Internet’ (BTI), owing to the […]Read more "‘Bino & Concept Art #roscoeswetsuit"
I’ve followed Arctic Monkeys doggedly since I first heard ‘Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts’, and – despite losing a bit of interest between Humbug and Suck it and See, their third and fourth albums – I couldn’t wait to bite into their latest offering: September 9th’s ‘AM’. The title takes its cue from The Velvet […]Read more "Arctic Monkeys – AM review"