Contributor El Hunt
Big Big Love: The Big Moon
Taking third album ‘Here Is Everything’ out on the road, we join The Big Moon for a rollercoaster of new motherhood, missing gear and much more besides.
October 19, 2022 2:41pm
“The stuff I’m banging on about on this record has opened up this gateway” - Self Esteem reflects on ‘Prioritise Pleasure’
Ahead of the 2022 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW we caught up with Rebecca Lucy Taylor for a natter about her second record.
September 1, 2022 1:30pm
Class of 2021: Ashnikko
Arriving in a whirlwind of blue hair, badass lyrical quips and a penchant for life’s filthier pleasures, Ashnikko is here to disrupt the pop landscape - and reclaim the word ‘cunt’ while she’s at it.
December 4, 2020 1:00pm
Sleater-Kinney: Things Fall Apart
We meet Sleater-Kinney as a trio and leave them as a duo. With their inner workings altered, but their most progressive work at their fingertips, we find a band stepping into an unexpected new dawn.
August 9, 2019 12:00pm
Marika Hackman: Sexual Healing
From difficult break-ups to unapologetic romps in the bedroom, ‘Any Human Friend’ finds Marika Hackman with her heart on her sleeve and her hand down her pants, digging deep into both love and sex.
July 12, 2019 12:30pm
Christine and the Queens battles the elements in style at All Points East
James Blake, Kamasi Washington and Princess Nokia also impress on a not-so-sleepy Sunday.
May 29, 2019 11:13am
Dirty Dancing: Christine & The Queens
After a meteoric rise following the release of her debut album, Héloïse Letissier is back with its slick and sexy follow-up, and she’s out to prove one thing: nobody puts Chris in the corner.
September 7, 2018 12:00pm
Inside Courtney’s Barnett
Delving inside her own brain for second album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’, the Melbourne musician has finally grown accustomed to her out-of-the-blue success and the glare of the spotlight.
May 14, 2018 12:17pm
Let it burn: Years & Years
With Years & Years’ second album ‘Palo Santo’, Olly Alexander is smouldering away all negative energy and shaping communities from the dancefloor.
April 27, 2018 11:59am
Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
It might just be the record that finally elevates her to pop’s highest echelons.
April 27, 2018 8:00am
Speedy Ortiz - Twerp Verse
Succinct, wry, and in tune with its context, there’s plenty to unpick.
April 27, 2018 7:53am
Forth Wanderers - Forth Wanderers
This lot are shooting for the premiership of American indie.
April 27, 2018 7:52am
Looking back on Late Of The Pier’s ‘Fantasy Black Channel’
An undersung cult classic which worked genius out of a cosmic muddle, this Castle Donington band didn’t muck about with their one and only album.
April 24, 2018 11:16am
Love & Rockets: Speedy Ortiz
Speedy Ortiz were all ready to go with a curveball album of love songs, until the election of Donald Trump shook the world. Heading back to the drawing board, ‘Twerp Verse’ is the result of a rethink.
April 23, 2018 3:50pm
Two Door Cinema Club talk new album - “we’re getting ready”
Back in 2016, Two Door Cinema Club came blazing back into view after three years of silence with ‘Gameshow’. Now they’re at work on the follow-up, Alex Trimble tells us.
April 17, 2018 11:00am
Sofi Tukker: Batshit Crazy
Melding Eurotrash and euphoria into deliciously unpretentious dance music, Sofi Tukker are doing things their own way with ‘Treehouse’.
April 16, 2018 1:12pm
Declan McKenna talks 2018 festivals and…uh, door hinges
Ahead of his Coachella sets this month, everyone’s favourite dungaree-prince tells us all about his favourite festival accessories.
April 12, 2018 2:02pm
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
A bit like inviting whipped cream into the bedroom.
April 6, 2018 10:23am
Planet Holy Wood: Years & Years are back
Returning with the ridiculously brilliant ‘Sanctify’ - beamed straight from your new favourite planet, Palo Santo - Years & Years are back to smuggle pop filth into the mainstream.
April 3, 2018 12:07pm
Never say die: Chvrches
Moving Stateside for album three, opening their doors to collaborators for the first time, and ripping up their rulebook in the process, Chvrches’ voice is bolder than ever on ‘Love is Dead’.
March 30, 2018 11:58am