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Big Albums in 2020: The Magic Gang

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Big Albums in 2020: The Magic Gang

With their self-titled debut, The Magic Gang smashed into the Top 20 and proved that indie wasn’t dead. Now, they’re broadening their horizons and getting ready to hit the sweet spot once again.

January 17, 2020 10:47am

Big Albums of 2020: Halloweens

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Big Albums of 2020: Halloweens

The new venture from The Vaccines’ Justin Young and Tim Lanham finds the pair embracing their nuances and throwing their arms around Paris.

January 15, 2020 12:32pm

The ultimate A - Z of 2019’s best bits

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The ultimate A - Z of 2019’s best bits

Can’t quite remember everything that made 2019 quite such a massive year for music? No worries, mate - we’ve got you covered!

December 31, 2019 2:30pm

Class of 2020: Nasty Cherry

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Class of 2020: Nasty Cherry

The girl band brainchild of Charli XCX, Nasty Cherry have been given all the tools and a massive platform to set them up for success. Now, they just have to come good on the potential.

December 18, 2019 9:35am

Class of 2020: Do Nothing

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Class of 2020: Do Nothing

Straight outta Nottingham with a wiry line in danceable post-punk, Do Nothing are bringing humour, personality and big tunes to the table.

December 17, 2019 8:37pm

Class of 2020: Dry Cleaning

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Class of 2020: Dry Cleaning

Having gone from a bunch of mates making weird noise in a cupboard to one of the most hotly-tipped new groups in the country, Dry Cleaning are exactly the band we all need right now.

December 6, 2019 12:00pm

Return of the Mac: Orlando Weeks

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Return of the Mac: Orlando Weeks

Last month, former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks debuted his first proper solo material since the band’s split. We caught up with the singer for an exclusive chat about what he’s been concocting…

November 18, 2019 10:11am

Happy Endings: Blaenavon

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Happy Endings: Blaenavon

It’s been a long and bumpy road towards ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’ for Blaenavon’s Ben Gregory but with the LP’s recent release he’s showing that something positive can come from struggle.

November 1, 2019 1:13pm

All set to clean up: Dry Cleaning

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All set to clean up: Dry Cleaning

The year’s best new lyricists, delivering gloriously funny, fractured thought processes and sparse, rattling post-punk.

October 23, 2019 1:21pm

Julien Chang - Jules

Reviews / Album

Julien Chang - Jules

Full marks for exploration, but in this case the simplest tricks work the best.

October 10, 2019 7:58am