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It’s difficult to comprehend Loyle Carner’s journey since the release of his debut album, Yesterday’s Gone, back in 2017. Five years later and the British rap icon has released his third album, hugo. The ten-track album marks a clear turning point in Carner’s work – it’s noticeably different in tone …
EP Review: dodie - Hot Mess | Gigwise
A new era of experimentation and excellence It’s been a hectic couple of years for singer-songwriter dodie. After releasing her debut album, Build A Problem, in May 2021, she’s balanced going on a highly anticipated tour, posting monthly videos to YouTube, and writing new music. The latter has resulted in …
Sad Girl Autumn: An Audio History | Gigwise
As the days gradually get shorter, there’s a new indie aesthetic to fixate on. That’s right, sad girl autumn is upon us.
Album Review: Laufey - Everything I Know About Love | Gigwise
Since she released her debut single ‘Street by Steet’ back in 2020, Laufey has been fine-tuning her redefinition of jazz for a Gen-Z audience. Influenced by the likes of Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald, Laufey’s deep alto voice, rich harmonies and heartfelt lyrics make her debut album, Everything I Know …
Album Review: Beach Bunny - Emotional Creature | Gigwise
At various stages of anxiety, confidence + love Beach Bunny’s sophomore album Emotional Creature sees the group finding their feet both musically and individually. The album is an exploration of the need to grow, adapt and change, finding beauty in the vast kaleidoscope of human emotions. Arriving with a brash …
Live Review: Carly Rae Jepsen at Somerset House, London, 11/07/22 | Gigwise
From the moment the saxophone riff of 'Run Away With Me' rang out, endorphins were no longer optional.
Album Review: Violet Skies - If I Saw You Again | Gigwise
Taking you on an emotional journey If I Saw You Again is a vulnerable and honest debut album from Violet Skies that sees the singer-songwriter finding her own voice. The stripped-back and intimate record is a collection of melodic piano and guitar tracks with each song feeling like an invitation …
Album Review: Body Type - Everything Is Dangerous but Nothing’s Surprising | Gigwise
Sydney’s Body Type have made their mark and planted the seeds of success for a promising future with their debut album Everything Is Dangerous but Nothing’s Surprising. From rageful and cathartic 'The Brood', to the wading bedroom reality of 'Couple Song', Body Type have produced an album full of bites …
Album Review: Indigo De Souza - Any Shape You Take | Gigwise
On an album that’s constantly fluid, Indigo De Souza never stops moving.
Why Is Hollywood So Obsessed With Music Biopics? | Gigwise
From the Sex Pistols to Bob Dylan, no artist is safe from the movie treatment these days 2022 seems to be the year for biopics. This year’s Oscar nominations reflect this, with King Richard (about Serena and Venus Williams' father), Tick, Tick…Boom! (focusing on Rent penman Jonathan Larson) and The …
'Dogrel' - 3 Years On | Gigwise
Reflecting on Fontaines D.C's debut ahead of their 3rd album next week One of the most anticipated albums of the year is quickly approaching as Fontaines D.C. — praised as the best band in the world — release their third studio album 'Skinty Fia' next week. With each release their …
EP Review: nudista - Halfway Here | Gigwise
The EP formula is extremely difficult to perfect. Cramming the heart and lifeblood of years of hard work into just a handful of tracks sounds near impossible, right?
Album Review: Walt Disco - Unlearning | Gigwise
Walt Disco’s debut album is a melodramatic and self-explorative step out onto the stage. A stage show in two acts, Unlearning, pulls together entrancing production and sprawling soundscapes to interrogate love, flings, heartbreak and identity. As much of a product of our times as it is of musical legacy, Unlearning …
Ep Review: Folly Group - Human and Kind | Gigwise
Emerging from the battle-royale of London’s unforgiving circuit alive, Folly Group have been praised as one of the next best things to dare show what they have to offer in the capital. Now they’re running it back again: their second EP Human and Kind is much more immersive an experience …
Live Review: Don Broco at Royal Albert Hall, London, 21/03/2022 | Gigwise
Don Broco opened up this year's Teenage Cancer Trust event with a full orchestra Don Broco, orchestrated, at the Royal Albert Hall was a special one. In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust they played a set truly worthy of such an important cause. With this being the first TCT show …
Album Review: Babeheaven - Sink Into Me | Gigwise
Babeheaven’s latest album sees the band leaning into a much more eclectic range of influences and sounds, melding elements of R'n'B and electro-pop into their dreamy indie sound. Atmospheric and ethereal, Sink Into Me is a melodic delve into disillusionment, loss and yearning for human connection. Babeheaven enter Sink Into …
Album Review: Hippo Campus - LP3 | Gigwise
Almost four years on from their groundbreaking sophomore album Bambi, and Hippo Campus return with LP3, a record bursting with tender glee and intricate self-reflection.
Album Review: Nation of Language - A Way Forward | Gigwise
Pairing blissful synth-pop with gauzy new wave, Nation of Language have done it again
EP Review: Swim School - Making Sense Of It All | Gigwise
Floating somewhere between the sea and space
Album Review: John Myrtle - Myrtle Soup | Gigwise
Sunshine, stress and soup: a dream combination? John Myrtle seems to think so on his really quite lovely debut. Dripping with sweet moments of sixties-esque folk, and beautifully minimalistic, yet still complex, instrumentals, it’s an album that if it were a person, you’d want to be friends with.
CHVRCHES announce new album Screen Violence with massive single ‘How Not To Drown’ | Gigwise
Robert Smith features on it too!
Album Review: Sunglasses For Jaws - Everybody’s Made Of Bones | Gigwise
Character concept albums are few and far between, so when one comes along I can’t help but be enticed by whatever whimsical or unappealing persons may be found within. On Everybody’s Made Of Bones, Sunglasses For Jaws introduce us to the eccentric Frank. A man played by the incredibly talented …
Charli Adams Releases the huge pop-bop ‘Get High w/ My Friends’ | Gigwise
+ A really cool lyric video, it has a rabbit and everything.
Emma-Jean Thackray shares the melancholic ‘Spectre’ | Gigwise
The second single released from Thackray’s upcoming debut Yellow (out 2 July), is a wonderful blend of jazz, soul and folk resulting in a song as beautiful as it is delicate about the intricacies of mental health.
Album Review: Tuvaband - Growing Pains & Pleasures | Gigwise
Tuvaband’s music finds itself stuck in the middle of a rather bizarre spectrum. On one end, its ethereal nature captures visions of folklore and bright imagination, and on the other, there’s a melancholic darkness, bound up in its own atmosphere, rife with pain, but alarmingly littered with hope. It’s between …
Album Review: black midi - Cavalcade | Gigwise
It’s strange to think of a world pre-black midi. Math-rock was almost dead, post-punk was becoming stale, and the enigmatic Geordie Greep was relatively unknown. That all changed however, with their 2019 debut Schlagenheim. They erupted from London’s underbelly, with their undeniably unique sound and took their rightful place at …