Contributor Bella Martin
Tracks: slowthai, Dream Wife, Stormzy and more
The biggest and best of this week’s new releases.
November 11, 2022 6:00pm
Anna of the North - Crazy Life
‘Crazy Life’ seems to be aiming squarely at Big Pop.
November 4, 2022 7:52am
Julien Chang - The Sale
Ultimately, enjoyment of ‘The Sale’ will rest on one’s affinity for the musically erratic.
November 4, 2022 7:49am
ALASKALASKA - Still Life
There’s a disconnect; where previously the group layered sounds to project a kind of warmth, here even the post-punk stabs of ‘Rise and Shine’ lack impact.
October 12, 2022 7:52am
Tracks: Carly Rae Jepsen, Fred Again.., Måneskin and more
The biggest and best new songs this week.
October 7, 2022 6:00pm
Björk - Fossora
Not an easy listen - as one might expect - but definitely a rich, rewarding one.
September 30, 2022 8:00am
Gabriels - Angels & Queens
There’s so much going on across the release it’s easy to spot how the LA-based outfit have garnered the industry whispers they have so far.
September 30, 2022 7:56am
Pixey - Dreams, Pains & Paper Planes
If there’s just one thing to take from ‘Dreams, Pains & Paper Planes’, Pixey’s not-quite-full-length debut, it’s that she’s clearly a natural pop songwriter.
September 30, 2022 7:49am
Tracks: Stormzy, The 1975, Jamie xx and more
The week’s biggest and best, rounded up.
September 23, 2022 6:00pm
Maya Hawke - Moss
Simultaneously familiar and exciting.
September 23, 2022 7:59am
Tracks: Carly Rae Jepsen, Fred again.., Willow and more
Make time for the biggest and best new songs released this week.
September 16, 2022 6:00pm
Whitney - SPARK
A jarring change: not one from that familiar warmth to icy cold, but only halfway, a sort of uncomfortable mild chill.
September 14, 2022 7:50am
Tracks: Björk, Sorry, Blackstarkids and more
The biggest and best new songs from the week that was.
September 9, 2022 6:00pm
Santigold - Spirituals
Not so much reigniting the spark that drew so many to her sound first time around, but a decent job of drawing a line from old to new and updating it.
September 7, 2022 7:55am
Hot Chip - Freakout / Release
It’s a little surprising how much of ‘Freakout / Release’ sounds quite this forced.
August 17, 2022 7:55am
Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset
As warm a listen as Sonic Boom’s near-forgotten records must’ve been in lockdown Lisbon.
August 10, 2022 7:58am
Tracks: Lizzo, FKA twigs, Biig Piig and more
It’s time for another weekly roundup of the biggest and best new releases.
June 17, 2022 6:00pm
Röyksopp - Profound Mysteries
Whether underselling ‘Profound Mysteries’ as a standalone record, or over-egging its peripheral bells and whistles, there’s still much to enjoy about Röyksopp’s sixth.
April 29, 2022 7:55am
Baby Dave - Monkey Brain
It successfully cements the singer firmly in his specific lineage: that from Mike Skinner to Suggs; Ray Davies to Damon Albarn.
April 22, 2022 7:57am
Tracks: Soccer Mommy, King Princess, Beabadoobee and more
It’s time for the biggest and best new music of the week.
March 25, 2022 6:00pm