Positive Destruction: Pumarosa

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Positive Destruction: Pumarosa

Upon the release of their debut album, Pumarosa’s world was turned upside down and not in the way they expected. With follow-up ‘Devastation’, they’re taking that part of their history and owning it.

October 28, 2019 1:35pm

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Party For One: Kele Okereke

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Party For One: Kele Okereke

Following a recent foray back with the old gang, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is returning with new solo album ‘2042’ - a searing look at race, identity and culpability.

October 25, 2019 2:51pm

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Introducing Biig Piig

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Introducing Biig Piig

Born in Ireland, raised in Spain and residing in London, Jess Smyth is amalgamating heritage and genres in increasingly singular fashion.

October 21, 2019 3:15pm

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Natural Instinct: Caroline Polachek

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Natural Instinct: Caroline Polachek

With Chairlift, Caroline almost had to destroy the success she’d found to become creatively happy. On the release of solo LP ‘Pang’, she’s following that steadfast artistic path into new waters.

October 18, 2019 2:55pm

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Deep DIIV

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Deep DIIV

Over the last chequered decade, Cole Smith and his band have weathered all kinds of personal and public storms. With ‘Deceiver’ they’re finally addressing those issues and emerging out the other side.

October 14, 2019 2:53pm

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School’s Out: Tegan and Sara

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School’s Out: Tegan and Sara

Digging back into their teenage diaries and formative demos, and emerging with a new record alongside a deeply personal memoir, Tegan and Sara are continuing to write their own unique trajectories.

October 11, 2019 4:18pm

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Unholy Communion: King Nun

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Unholy Communion: King Nun

First catching our eye as eager teens, King Nun have taken their time and played the long game. The result? Debut album ‘MASS’: a darker, more mature move than any early adopters could have guessed.

October 7, 2019 11:07am

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Shine On: Swim Deep

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Shine On: Swim Deep

Returning with third LP ‘Emerald Classics’, the Birmingham quintet tell us how they found the light at the end of the tunnel.

October 4, 2019 11:25am

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The Well Of Souls: Girl Band

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The Well Of Souls: Girl Band

Two years ago, Girl Band cancelled their touring schedule and all but disappeared. Now, Dublin’s surrealist noiseniks are back with apocalyptic second record ‘The Talkies’.

September 27, 2019 10:42am

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Shake It Up: Brittany Howard

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Shake It Up: Brittany Howard

With Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard found success beyond anything she could have imagined. Now, on solo album ‘Jaime’, she’s seeking satisfaction in other directions.

September 20, 2019 11:45am

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Health and Happiness: LIFE

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Health and Happiness: LIFE

For years, Hull’s LIFE have sat on the peripheries, but recently their socially-charged punk has started to resonate further out. We meet the band in their hometown in the year that it all went right.

September 16, 2019 12:24pm

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His Dark Materials: Pixies

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His Dark Materials: Pixies

Across a long and rich career, Pixies have built a canon of strange and singular work. On ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ they’re finally inviting people into their world, but don’t think it’s going to come easy.

September 13, 2019 1:45pm

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