Introducing: Gia Ford

Introducing: Gia Ford Hometown: Wilmslow (now based in London) Listen to: ‘TURBO DREAMS’, ‘Anywhere You Are!’, ‘HIGH CLASS TRAGEDY’ Signed to the same record label as Rina Sawayama, The 1975 and Wolf Alice after just a 60-second vocal clip on Instagram, I’m clearly not alone in thinking Gia Ford is the type of artist that […]Read More

Introducing: Elle Músa

Introducing: Elle Músa Hometown: Brisbane Listen to: ‘Mango Pops’, ‘Bibi’s Bay’, ‘Lime Green’  We may be slowly approaching spring, but the temperature is still floating around the 0°c mark—for those of us in the UK, something that feels like summer wouldn’t go amiss right now. Enter Elle Músa: an Australian musician with cotton-soft vocals, giving us […]Read More

Introducing: ELSZ

Introducing: ELSZ Hometown: Between Sydney, Columbo and Brooklyn Listen to: ‘Take Me to the Sun’, ‘Your Rage is Necessary, Pt. I’, ‘Poison’ As a singer, producer, harpist, activist, and dancer, the multi-talented ELSZ (the alias of Australian-born Natasha Nathanielsz) is a force to be reckoned with. From the hypnotic crescendo of ‘Your Rage is Necessary, […]Read More

Introducing: Alfie Indra

Introducing: Alfie Indra Hometown: Once Suffolk, now Norwich Listen to: ‘Cool People’, ‘All My Friends Are Depressed’, ‘Just a Kid’ It all started when Alfie Indra got a ukulele for Christmas aged 12, and started strumming away to Jason Mraz songs. Then, he started writing his own music. “I can’t remember why but I’ve always […]Read More

Introducing: Sans Soucis

Introducing: Sans Soucis Hometown: From Italy, now in London Listen to: ‘Visible’, ‘Air’, ‘Confini’ On her website, London-based artist Sans Soucis (the stage name of Italian-born Giulia Grispino) asks: “Can I be: genre-fluid? exciting and intense? light and dark? ecstatic and depressed? she/her? they/them? fun and awkward? foreign at home and at home in a […]Read More

Introducing: Portobello

Introducing: Portobello Hometown: London Listen to: ‘Money’, ‘Colourblind’, ‘Speak My Mind’, ‘Santa Fe’ Portobello: the name of one of the best markets in the world, a pretty versatile mushroom and also, one of the best upcoming indie-soul bands in the UK right now. Characterised by strong Tom Misch-esque guitar riffs, funky melodies and effortless vocals, […]Read More

Introducing: Drug Store Romeos

Introducing: Drug Store Romeos Hometown: Hampshire Listen to: ‘Frame of Reference’, ‘Quotations for Locations’, ‘Now You’re Moving’ Much of the UK has been plunged into a second lockdown and the days are only getting shorter and colder. So finding music that sounds just like the distant dream that is a summertime festival is exactly what […]Read More

Introducing: Katy J Pearson

Introducing: Katy J Pearson From: Gloucestershire Listen to: ‘Tonight’, ‘Hey You’, ‘Take Back the Radio’ It’s not often a musician has the ability to transport their listeners to a completely different place. Especially a place full of embroidered double denim, expansive green fields, acoustic guitars and starry summer skies – you’re not sure of the […]Read More

Introducing: R.A.E

Introducing: R.A.E Hometown: South East London Listen to: ‘Like This’, ‘Dear Germaine’, ‘Summer Love’ R.A.E (pronounced R, A, E) is single-handedly bringing back the glory days of the 90s with her retro-inspired music. In a year where the present-day feels anything but glorious, she is more than welcome to transport us back in time.  But […]Read More

Introducing: Maala

Introducing: Maala Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand Listen to: ‘Water Overhead’, ‘Crazy’, ‘Better LIfe’ When Evan Sinton auditioned for New Zealand’s Got Talent with an acoustic guitar, floppy heart-throb hair and a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’, it was clear he had a bucketload of talent. But it’s safe to say he’s now a million miles […]Read More

Introducing: Mysie

Introducing: Mysie Hometown: South London Listen to: ‘Bones’, ‘Sweet Relief’, ‘Heartbeat’ As the worthy first winner of the Ivor Novello Rising Star Award, Mysie is certainly one to watch for the latter part of 2020 and beyond. It’s only a matter of time before Mysie’s bold, immersive music explodes in popularity.  Her latest single ‘Bones’ […]Read More

Album Review: Zeros // Declan McKenna

If Zeros was judged on the merit of its lead single ‘Beautiful Faces’ alone, Declan McKenna’s second album should have had 5-star reviews pencilled-in since January. With the release of the full record, that pencil has to be written over with full-on permanent marker.  The social media-critical track gave us a glint of the sardonic […]Read More

Album Review: Punisher // Phoebe Bridgers

If 2017’s Stranger in the Alps elevated Phoebe Bridgers to stardom, Punisher should launch her into the stratosphere. The LA singer-songwriter’s sophomore album is ethereal, nostalgic and essentially, sad. This is much of what we have come to expect from the endlessly talented Phoebe Bridgers. But more than just 11 songs of angst and anxiety;, […]Read More

Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other // Bernardine Evaristo

Having won the coveted Booker Prize in 2019, it’s likely the name Bernardine Evaristo has come up once or twice as a book recommendation. If you were still in any doubt over whether to read the outstanding Girl, Woman, Other hopefully, this is last bit of convincing you need.  Evaristo’s eighth book is a deeply […]Read More