New Sounds

Elbow’s take on ‘Golden Slumbers’

Rating: 3/5 By using Elbow’s cover of ‘Golden Slumbers’ in their annual saccharine injected Christmas ad, the advertising team at John Lewis have ensured that, unless you happen to be one of the more obscure species of freshwater crustacean,...

Horsey – A Wicked Midnight Snack

Don’t paint them in pantomime, for behind Horsey’s zippy jackets and the salacious lights of their shows lies their wizardry. Like the hidden bauble round the back of the Christmas tree, Horsey lies in wait for anyone willing to delve into their...

‘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’...

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