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Ichiko Aoba: Windswept Adan review – hypnotic, ghostly psych-folk
An imaginary island and sparse instrumentation unfold together as the Japanese singer-songwriter conjures her latest alluring soundworld

Emily Mackay

12, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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One to watch: Margo Cilker
The American singer-songwriter’s expertly honed country-rock is as frank and fresh as it is warm and familiar

Emily Mackay

06, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Blue Banisters by Lana Del Rey review – a singer looking to her legacy
The singer’s eighth album feels familiar, but also pushes at the edges of her usual themes

Emily Mackay

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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I Want the Door to Open by Lala Lala review – ambition and reinvention
Lillie West’s third album steers away from lo-fi indie to impressive, light-touch dream pop

Emily Mackay

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tirzah: Colourgrade review – hypnotic intimacies that draw you in
Working once more with Mica Levi, the Essex songwriter sets a dreamy pace on her unpredictable, eclectic second album

Emily Mackay

03, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Orla Gartland: Woman on the Internet review – a headlong dive into twentysomething life
This beautifully crafted debut spans pop-punk to indie rock, with knife-sharp lyrics all the way

Emily Mackay

22, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Jade Bird: Different Kinds of Light review – verging on the unstoppable
The singer-songwriter continues to impress on a second album that beguiles equally in its rockier and softer moments

Emily Mackay

15, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Half Waif: Mythopoetics review – wears its wounds proudly
Emotional angst stays centre stage on Nandi Rose Plunkett’s turbulent fifth album

Emily Mackay

11, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Celeste review – a spellbinding return to the spotlight
While a certain football match unfolded elsewhere, the rising soul star’s second gig in 18 months proved just as gripping

Emily Mackay

10, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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John Grant: Boy from Michigan review – a bittersweet new direction
Grant forgoes his customary wit and wry emotion for a more direct style

Emily Mackay

04, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ones to watch: Hyyts
The new EP from the Glaswegian electropop duo beguilingly documents a doomed relationship in reverse

Emily Mackay

12, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Squid: Bright Green Field review – exhilarating punk-funk-krautrock debut
The Brighton five-piece hurtle along with huge shifts in style and pace

Emily Mackay

09, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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