Singer/songwriter Andy Cabic's output as Vetiver underwent many shifts as it outlived the freak folk scene it grew adjacently out of and moved calmly and steadily through the end of the aughts. The project stayed active but slowed down significantly, touring less and releasing new albums at a rate of every four years. 2015's Perfect Strangers saw Cabic lacing his rootsy folk rock songs with subtle electronic touches and layering the production. Up...Read more
He grew up in the predominantly white neighbourhood of Muswell Hill, and among his Ugandan family, the English pronunciation of his last name was met with furrowed brows. He seemed to be caught between two worlds. So, rather than perpetually feeling out of place, he created a world of his own, one in which he could explore his identity in peace, and grow into himself on his own time. On his 2012 debut Home Again, this world took shape through a vintage...Read more
A shoegaze band for the Instagram generation, the American trio have created a nine-song that conveys a deep sense of yearning, like The xx at their most tender Their staple track 'Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby' tells you everything there is to know about Cigarettes After Sex. With barely-there breathy vocals of undying devotion delivered atop the lightest of dream-pop sounds, it set the template for the indie-noir phenomenon that would follow. It...Read more
Forty-one albums into his storied career, Van Morrison remains one of rock's most enduring studies in contrast, never changing and forever restless. Three Chords and The Truth is his sixth record in the last four years, the latest dispatch of a particularly productive period, and the first to feature all-new original songs since 2012's Born to Sing: No Plan B (minus one co-write with lyricist Don Black). Though he sticks closely to the conservative...Read more
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