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Broadcasting From Isolation

It’s the 2nd of April, and Swedish rapper Yung Lean is performing to an audience of thousands from the back of a truck parked in a darkened port. Inside, it’s decorated like the sitting room of an eccentric – dream…

What’s Fresh: Sleepyhead by Cavetown

What’s Fresh: Sleepyhead by Cavetown ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Cavetown’s new eleven-song album Sleepyhead captures the sensation of a good hug, in that it is comfortable, soft and lasts just as long as it should. It reflects Cavetown’s endeavor…

Heaven to a Tortured Mind – Yves Tumor

Heaven to a Tortured Mind – Yves Tumor  ★ ★ ★ ★     Yves Tumor’s Heaven to a Tortured Mind is a drastic departure from 2018’s Safe in the Hands of Love, transitioning to sexually-charged art rock with heavy psychedelic tinges…

Melee – Dogleg

Melee – Dogleg  ★ ★ ★ ★ Dogleg’s debut album, Melee is a cathartic dosage of destructive riffs and screamed vocals that evoke immediate comparison to Joyce Manor’s brutal self-titled, albeit more technical. The Michigan trio, with multiple EPs under…

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa ★ ★  For an artist that hasn’t been around for long, Dua Lipa has enjoyed immense success. She’s dominated the radio and was the most streamed female artist on Spotify in 2019. Coming into this…

Cabin Fever Crooning: Albums to Keep You Sane

If you’re trapped in the house and are starting to get tired of your heavy rotation, this carefully crafted selection of albums is a change of pace that’ll fit you for everything from casual listens, deep introspection or even just…

What’s Fresh: Common Sense by Viagra Boys

What’s Fresh: Common Sense by Viagra Boys  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Viagra Boys’ latest EP, Common Sense, marks a departure, or perhaps a turning point for the Stockholm-based punk rockers. Known for their ridiculous moniker, equally ridiculous lyricism and…

Dublin Band ‘P1g’ to Release Album 10 Years in the Making

Music is nothing without a story, and Tony Cassidy, frontman of the Dublin-based rock band P1g, has a fascinating origin story for the band’s latest album. A mature student studying Music and Philosophy in UCD, Cassidy returned to education to…

~how i’m feeling~ – Lauv

~how i’m feeling~ – Lauv ★ ★ ★ ★ Lauv is an American electro-pop artist who earlier this month released his debut studio album ~how i’m feeling~, a 21-song ensemble that moves between modernity and nostalgia, from sexy to sad,…

color theory – Soccer Mommy

color theory – Soccer Mommy ★ ★ ★ ★ Color Theory follows on the heels of 2018’s Clean, doubling down on Soccer Mommy’s dreamy brand of indie pop while injecting some more flavour. Despite its more melodic nature, the album…

A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica

A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica ★ ★ ★ During this time of turmoil, good news has come in the gift of Jay Electronica’s debut album. Having signed to Roc Nation in 2010, the wordsmith has reserved his polished, poetic…

Man Alive! – King Krule

Man Alive! – King Krule ★ ★ ★ ★   After releasing The Ooz to great critical acclaim in 2017, Archy Marshall, better known by his stage name King Krule, returns with Man Alive. It’s an extremely impressive entry in…