criticism & reviews
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Why We’re Truly Blessed to Live in the Age of King Krule
Archy Marshall’s new album The Ooz shows that he is an artist like no other around, and that he’s a blessing on a generation of lost, lonely 20-somethings
stormzy - gang signs & prayer
If Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ was grime’s breakthrough, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ is its blockbuster.
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB - GAMESHOW
Borne of depression, alcoholism, near implosion and hospitalisation, Two Door Cinema Club’s new album comes out fighting.
MITSKI CAPITVATES THE DOME AT HER SPELLBINDING london RETURN
Each song becomes monstrous in the hands of Mitski’s full-band set-up.
BOY BETTER KNOW THROW THE PARTY OF THE SUMMER AT wireless festival
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone having a better time tonight than those both on- and off-stage in Finsbury Park.
On 'Ti Amo' Phoenix Have Written the Soundtrack for a United Europe
Their new album finds the band celebrating pan-European vibrancy and hedonism, at a time when fear tries to inspire the opposite.
Tofurky’s new vegan pre-packaged sandwiches – tasted and rated
Tofurky is launching a range of vegan pre-packed sandwiches in the UK from next week
Parquet Courts - Human Performance
A tightrope walk between impulse and laser-point precision.
the last shadow puppets - everything you've come to expect
A relic of the past.
FOALS HEADLINE READING 2016 WITH A SET FOR THE AGES
A set honed over years of climbing to the top is joined by an old friend on the Reading main stage.
Track-by-track: James Blake - The Colour in Anything
A first listen review of James Blake's long-awaited new album.
SHOW ME THE BODY BRING ‘BODY WAR’ TO A POP-UP SHOW IN London's GILLETT SQUARE
The New York bruisers brought their incomparable noise-punk to Dalston.