With 2016's Gameshow, Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club moved away from the kinetic post-punk of their early years and embraced a synthy, vintage disco vibe. On their follow-up, 2019's brightly-attenuated False Alarm, they further develop this approach doubling down on the synths with an even more stylized brand of '80s new wave-inspired dance-pop. Once again working with producer Jacknife Lee (who previously helmed all but one of their albums), bandmates...Read more
Her provocateur credentials are revitalised to an extent on Madame X, with socio-political themes embedded in its essence and current societal discord interpreted through an inimitable dystopic lens. A chameleon-like reputation for reinvention is secured and self-referenced, as she occupies various personas, such as a head of state, a freedom fighter and a spy in the house of love. This consistent transience extends beyond its premise to a multilingual...Read more
Rakei's name has been on the lips of music creators and consumers since his Groove Curse E.P in 2014. His electric soul was magnetic and songs like "Add The Bassline" and "Alright" have become essentials for anyone well-versed in South London's lucrative music scene. Rakei's charm is in his musical breadth. He is a multi-instrumental talent that never ceases to stuff his sound with the newest and most exciting production. Rakei indulged in this in...Read more
Over time, the band's albums have morphed from being the tipsy giggles to the mercurial, over-drunk moodies. Indeed, the Julia Shapiro of 2017's I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone seemed to not have heeded her own advice from the title track of the band's previous album, 2015's Time To Go Home. In 2018, exhaustion and a medical scare caused Shapiro to pull the plug mid-tour and do just that. Shapiro has returned with the product of her convalescence,...Read more
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