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A radiant, joyous record.
It flourishes at its most calm and erupts at its most fervent.
There’s enough for fans to enjoy across ‘Lifeforms’, but it is not as lofty as it perhaps thinks itself to be.
‘Baby Face’ it might be, but Porij aren’t playing around.
A triumphant debut that sees the once-considered one-hit-wonder proving he’s got what it takes.
This is a band at the top of their game.
It has proven itself every bit worth the wait.
A reflective release.
In short, second solo time around it’s still a mixed bag.
The best of both worlds.
More than just about the music, the Dorset weekender is a bastion of good vibes and escapist spirit.
September 8, 2021 5:00pm
The throngs of merch-clad fans pouring through the gates is immediate testament to its impact on the scene.
September 7, 2021 11:13am
Far from spinning distant, third-person tales, each track feels incredibly personal.
Propelled by Deb’s magnetically cool smooth vocals throughout, it finds the LA artist in full bloom.
Colleen Green has always been cool. It’s just that she seems content now, too.
Spencer.’s skills as a producer and songwriter have never been more evident. Period.
It feels like the purest Vaccines album yet.
A sweet paean to music’s mood-boosting properties, as well as it capacity to effect meaningful change.
A little weird, a little dark, and it’s just right.
On the whole, this feels like Amyl and the Sniffers finding their purpose.
A wholly atmospheric synth-driven debut doused in heartbreak.
A requiem, but one that looks for sonic positivity in the thematic darkness.
A sense of joy is palpable as the sun beats down on South London.
September 7, 2021 10:37am
Victoria Park’s big Bank-Holiday-indie-day-out does not disappoint.
September 6, 2021 5:00pm
There’s an icy new wave heart to much of Flossing that feels out of step with 2021.
‘Psychobabble’ proves that Lazarus Kane never needed to don any costumes to be at their best.
Slightly too forbidding to ever fully feel at home.
We’re left after just a little more.
If ‘GREY Area’ saw Simz come-of-age as a rapper, ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ is Simz making her first long-lasting artistic stamp on the zeitgeist.