Contributor James Balmont

A Brave New World: Squid

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A Brave New World: Squid

From domestic ‘Houseplants’ to AI technology and musings on future dystopias, Squid’s journey to debut ‘Bright Green Field’ has been a forward-facing odyssey.

May 10, 2021 12:55pm

Girl To The Front: Pale Waves

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Girl To The Front: Pale Waves

On Pale Waves’ forthright second album, Heather Baron-Gracie is stepping up as the leader she’d always hinted she could be. ‘Who Am I?’ - the answer might be more complex than they first suggested.

February 5, 2021 3:00pm

Class of 2021: Black Country, New Road

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Class of 2021: Black Country, New Road

On the cusp of a debut that comes good on all the obtuse, esoteric groundwork they’ve spent the past two years laying, Black Country, New Road aren’t here to play nice.

December 15, 2020 11:29am

Boy Meets World: Boy Pablo

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Boy Meets World: Boy Pablo

With a casual 70 million streams on one of his earliest singles, the three years leading up to Nico Muñoz’s debut have been nothing short of spectacular. Now, he’s welcoming you into his universe.

November 18, 2020 12:06pm

Good Vibrations: The Magic Gang

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Good Vibrations: The Magic Gang

Returning after their breakthrough debut with an album that sees them digging deeper and reaching wider, ‘Death of the Party’ finds The Magic Gang finding power in musical positivity.

August 17, 2020 11:44am

Youth in Revolt: Glass Animals

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Youth in Revolt: Glass Animals

‘Dreamland’ could have been Dave Bayley’s existential crisis album. Instead, Glass Animals’ latest is an exercise in the power of positivity.

July 27, 2020 12:30pm

Place Your Bets: Sports Team

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Place Your Bets: Sports Team

Against all odds, Sports Team have gone from a word-of-mouth novelty to genuine contenders. Now, with debut ‘Deep Down Happy’, they’re aiming for the gold medal.

May 29, 2020 11:17am

Mysterious Visions: Sorry

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Mysterious Visions: Sorry

Sorry have spent the last few years creating their own blueprint. With the release of debut ‘925’, they might be plugging into the machine, but they’re still charging it with the same wayward energy.

March 23, 2020 3:11pm