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Lorde’s Melodrama: Disrupting Pop’s New World Order

Lorde released sophomore album Melodrama this March to much critical acclaim, as it was lauded as one of the best albums of the year alongside Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. So how has the 21-year-old from New Zealand managed this feat? How has she taken pop music and made it have as much of an impact as the raw lyrics of the rap artist from Compton?

The Amazons Album Review: Rock’s Breath of Fresh Air

The Amazons, indie rock group from Reading (consisting of front man Matt Thompson, guitarist Chris Alderton, bassist Elliot Briggs and drummer Joe Emmett) have released their debut album three years after their initial formation in 2014 and their debut release has all the qualities that a top indie album ought to have.

Single Review: Metric – ‘Youth Without Youth’

  ★★★★    On 1 May 2012, Canadian indie band Metric released their new single ‘Youth Without Youth’ from their upcoming fifth studio album, ‘Synthetica’, officially releasing on June 12. According to Metric’s frontwoman Emily Haines, ‘Synthetica‘ is about “forcing yourself to confront what you

Album Review: Marina and the Diamonds – ‘Electra Heart’

 ★★★   ‘Electra Heart’ is the new 2012 release from Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds and by the mouth of Marina herself, it is her response to rejection in love. Creating four archetypes, or characters (the Primadonna, Teen Idle and Homewrecker, to name a few),

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EP Review: Jim From The Moon – ‘I Am Going to Steal You’

★★★  This week, I am reviewing the 2011 EP from folk rock artist ‘Jim from the Moon’. Having learnt guitar from the age of 11 and forming various bands including ‘Antennae’, the new EP ‘I Am Going to Steal You’ is a pleasant acoustic EP

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EP Review: Twin Berlin – ‘There Goes My Virtue’

  ★★★★ Twin Berlin, the Boston based indie, alternative rock band have hit the scenes once more with the release of their new EP, ‘There Goes My Virtue’. With a band comprising of three members, Matt Lopez (vocals/guitar), Sean O’Neil (bass) and James Janocha (drums),

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Album Review: Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Tourist History’

★★★★ ‘Tourist History‘, the début studio album from the Northern Irish indie band, Two Door Cinema Club, was released February 2010 and it was not without positive reviews. The indie band sky-rocketed to quick fame with the release of singles such as ‘I Can Talk‘ and ‘Undercover

Album Review: The Maccabees – ‘Given to the Wild’

★★★★ ‘Given to the Wild’ is the new and third 2012 release from London based indie band, The Maccabees. The whole sound of the album was quite a transcendental, eerie sound. The band’s first single from the album, ‘Pelican’ is fast paced, repetitive and just too

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Album Review: Orange Juice – ‘Rip It Up’

★★★★  Orange Juice was a Scottish post-punk, new wave band, first formed in Glasgow, Scotland. ‘Rip It Up‘ is the second studio album by the band, and it was first released in November 1982. This album features the self-titled song, which was the first and

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