Tags : pop

Album Review: Future Nostalgia // Dua Lipa

With so many albums postponed by COVID-19, many music fans will be feeling frustrated and disappointed. It is understandable why many artists are choosing to delay, but the excitement and, most of all, escapism, that these releases offer is needed now more than ever. Despite what is now bound to be a disappointing spring for […]Read More

Track Review: The Archer // Taylor Swift

When I first saw the muted pastel promotions for Taylor Swift’s upcoming album Lover, I was hopeful for a mature synth-based album, one that would be a landmark of Swift’s growth as an artist and as a person. Now, with the release of her song ‘The Archer’ and three songs into her promotional cycle, I […]Read More

Live Review: Young Fathers \\ The O2 Academy Brixton

Still fresh off the release of their third studio album, Cocoa Sugar, Edinburgh heroes Young Fathers took to the stage for their last show of the year and tour finale at the imposing O2 Academy Brixton venue, where they commanded a sold-out show in tremendous style. Supported by Petite Noir, the band drummed the crowd up into a stifling frenzy, […]Read More

Album Review: Double Dutchess // Fergie

Pop royalty Fergie Ferg is (finally) back with her new album Double Dutchess, and for Fergie fans, it is a sight to behold. It’s been a long time coming, as her fandom has waited a whole 11 years for her second album to drop, which is as long as most of us ’90s kids waited […]Read More

Interview: Seramic

I had the opportunity to chat with Seramic and find out more about his current musical project, why he chooses to go the extra mile and create artistic, dynamic visuals for his tracks, how he found his experience performing over in the States and much more… The Indiependent: When did you first start your current […]Read More

Album Review: Ellipsis // Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro have reached the distinguished milestone of their seventh album and with it is the beginning of a new cycle in the band’s life. Biffy Clyro by their own admission are a band who embrace the three album cycle, in which there is a simple stylistic or thematic similarity grouping the trilogy together. The […]Read More

Album Review: Light Upon the Lake // Whitney

The relationship between weather and music has always been co-dependent. For example, summer amplifies certain songs and sounds, sometimes the warmer weather provides a space where certain bands can tap into an emotional vulnerability of the listener to a greater degree. There is, more often than not, an implicit pathetic fallacy between lyricism and seasons. […]Read More

Track Review: Be Somebody // Boyce Avenue

The band of brothers from Florida certainly haven’t been making waves in the music industry in the past few years, considering they haven’t released an album as of late. But with their new album, Road Less Traveled pending release, everything is beginning to pick up for the trio. Be Somebody is the first single off the […]Read More

Single Review: The Hubbards // Cold Cut

Hull band The Hubbards have become one of the biggest bands in the area over the last couple of years and have an impressive EP already out, which has got them airplay on Radio 1 and BBC 6 music. Latest single ‘Cold Cut’ finely tunes their underrated abilities into their best song yet. The layers of […]Read More

Track Review: The Hours // Kid North

Kid North have produced a well-crafted ear-worm of an indie-pop track with ‘The Hours’. Opening ambiguously with a rising cinematic synth pad, this Parisian trio are quick to show their indie-pop colours as the verse kicks in and Foals-esque guitar work and a bouncing bass line are introduced, supported by a relaxed disco groove on the drums. […]Read More