Contributor Tom Connick

Daddy issues: Vampire Weekend

Daddy issues: Vampire Weekend

With ‘Father of the Bride’, Vampire Weekend have returned from a six-year break refreshed, and more creatively dextrous than ever. As Ezra Koenig explains, it was a much-needed expansion.

June 7, 2019 12:00pm

Show Me The Body: back in the New York groove

Show Me The Body: back in the New York groove

World tours and a hype-harvesting debut album made this trio one of America’s most essential groups. Back home in New York, they explain how ‘devotional’ new LP ‘Dog Whistle’ expanded their horizons.

April 17, 2019 2:44pm

Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

If Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ was grime’s breakthrough, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ is its blockbuster.

March 9, 2017 3:57pm

A year of firsts

A year of firsts

2016 saw a whole bunch of new and exciting breakthroughs, from Partybaby laying a golden path to the future, to grime finally getting the gongs it deserved.

December 19, 2016 10:00am

​16 albums that shaped 2016

16 albums that shaped 2016

A selection of the year’s finest, featuring Beyoncé, Daughter, Skepta, Yak & more.

December 17, 2016 10:00am

Class of 2017: Eat Fast

Radge against the machine: Eat Fast

This Newcastle-based bunch aren’t hanging about. With two albums’ worth of fuzz-pop bangers in the bank, they’re charging ahead.

December 13, 2016 1:30pm

Class of 2017: Abattoir Blues

Shaking off the Abattoir Blues

This riotous Brighton bunch are swapping brawn for brains, and opening a dialogue on the darker corners of their psyche in the process.

December 10, 2016 1:00pm

Partybaby - Hey You (Loser)

Partybaby - Hey You (Loser)

Sweeping away the distortion, it’s no less defiant for its lack of fuzz – if anything, that perfect pop core thrives.

December 9, 2016 4:22pm

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