Singles

Karma for Vandals and a Wealth of Demos

Rating: 5/5 From day one of my awareness of the inclusive music project, Karma For Vandals, orchestrated by Scott Bathgate and Duncan Burgess, I’ve been a fan. This is not only for their being kind enough to include me in its early days but more...

‘Power’, Rapsody and Lamar

Rating: 4/5 Two long years since demanding the spotlight on ‘Complexion,’ from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Rapsody and Lamar have reunited again on Rapsody’s single ‘Power’. With the subtle intensity of dwindling electric...

All the Stars with Kendrick Lamar

Rating: 2/5 For the record, this never happened. Kendrick Lamar and SZA are both coming off massive years. Kendrick with DAMN, SZA with CTRL. Top Dawg are the hottest label in hip-hop right now. Naturally, when the producers from Marvel’s Black...

Burn Bridges with The Streets

Rating: 5/5 It’s been six years of radio silence from The Streets. After dominating the UK music scene during the early noughties, the influence of Mike Skinner and his eclectic collection of musicians on UK garage and pop slowly faded until The...

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,...

The Student Newspaper 2016