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Shoplifting with Lawrence

"I am attracted to commercial pop songs. I think they are the hardest to write. It's kind of easy to write an abstract art song. Try…

Where I Am Now: Gaz Coombes

"...it's more important now than ever, if I'm creating something, for it to be really pure self-expression and for me not worry about what it's supposed…

Shoplifting with Låpsley

"Pop used to be a dirty word and now it's celebrated and inclusive... I describe myself as a pop artist, it's popular culture, it's popular music,…

Album of the Month - January 2023

CVCGet RealCVC Recordings Your favourite new forerunners of retro rock. Revel in the funk-filled jams, sweeping Laurel Canyon harmonies and swaggering riffs of Welsh risers CVC.…

On The Rise: CIVIC

Purgative, rousing rock and full-on roll. Can't wait for this one to hit your stereos. It might be winter in the Northern Hemisphere but Down Under,…

Coming in Hot: 2023's Best New Music

Hotly anticipated solo works, righteous returns and new classics. It's shaping up to be an exciting year of new music with releases from the likes of…

In Profile: De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising

"De La Soul told you the nineties were going to be very different to the eighties."Bob Stanley Psychedelic, undeniably funky and underpinned by elements of…

In Profile: Rough Trade 2022

2022 gave us one of our busiest years ever on record, indicative of the post-pandemic gig-going gold rush, the graciousness of a myriad of masterly visiting…

Staff Picks: Best of 2022

"It could have been etched into stone or written in the stars and it would still feel like it was delicately crafted just for me." Glorious…

Album of the Month - December 2022

LeftfieldThis Is What We DoVirgin An immense sound to fill the most cavernous of club settings, Leftfield keep their finger on the pulse returning with their…

Shoplifting with NNAMDÏ

"Every song is perfect. So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings? There hasn't been a better song in the past few years. Everything Caroline Polachek does, she…

UK Compilations and Reissues of the Year 2022

Take a voyage into Caribbean sound system culture, explore punk through a feminist lens or revisit the seminal skinny tie pop of the Lemonheads. It's been…

On The Rise: ARXX

No shits given, profound pop punk and promise aplenty. Heads up y'all, this one packs a real punch. Far from the superficialities of select indie rock…

UK Albums of the Year 2022

Through hundreds of outstanding albums to satiate our thirst for new music, we’ve learnt, grown, applauded and fallen in love all over again. Because a…

Where I Am Now: Fontaines D.C.

"I think we always base success off how we feel about the record we’ve just written. It’s always important to ground a view of…