New Sounds

‘3ww’ – alt-J

Fans can certainly forgive alt-J for their year of silence. Their unusual, mesmerising sound and thoughtfully crafted lyrics can only be the product of time immersed in writing, thinking and playing. The new single was worth the wait. After a minute...

‘Green Light’ – Lorde

Rating: 3/5 stars The first single from Lorde’s highly anticipated sophomore album Melodrama, ‘Green Light,’ begins with the emotional torment and bite of a recently ended relationship. “She thinks you love the beach/you’re such a damn...

‘Run Up’ – Major Lazer

Last week the electronic trio Major Lazer released a track collaborating with the formidable queen of rap, Nicki Minaj, to produce the upbeat dance track ‘Run Up’. Following a sample from Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’, Minaj whispers ‘barbie’...

Laura Marling – ‘Wildfire’

4 /5 stars Ahead of her upcoming album Semper Femina, Laura Marling has released a beautiful, fluttering little taste of what’s to come in the form of ‘Wild Fire’. Whilst still possessing the shy vulnerability of past albums, this single...

Los Campesinos! – ‘5 Flucloxacillin’

Marking the second single to be released ahead of Los Campesinos!’s sixth album, Sick Scenes (out in February 2017), ‘5 Flucloxacillin’ demonstrates an  ostensibly energetic, uplifting attitude. Opening with cheerful guitar and piano chords...

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