Is FKA twigs really singing about robots in LP1? What genre does it fall into? And should you get it on vinyl? Find out in this week’s Record Review! LP1 fuses the organic and the mechanic to create an innovative yet unsettling sound, as FKA twigs’ breathy vocals interact with industrial noises. One of the … Continue reading Review: LP1 – FKA twigs
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Join me for a chilled-out haul as I go through some awesome 45s I found in my dad’s record collection - there’s some Beatles, some Bowie, and even a bit of Bob Dylan. Plus, I give some tips on caring for your 45s! FULL HAUL: The Jean Genie // Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie Dreams … Continue reading Vintage Vinyl Haul #2: 45s 5ever
February might be the shortest month but this year it’s crammed full of great new albums! There’s Bob Dylan’s 36th album, exciting experiments from BADBADNOTGOOD and A Place To Bury Strangers, and an incredibly talented track listing on Emile Haynie’s debut. Full list and release details below! Which records are you looking forward to this … Continue reading February’s Most Anticipated Pressings
Why are female artists always pitted against each other? And how does that intense rivalry affect them (and us)? Join me and Brittany Spanos, Online Producer at Rolling Stone, for a chat about Ultraviolence, Lorde, and the way that our culture deals with innovative women in music.
How does Lana Del Rey’s second LP “Ultraviolence” transform her sound? What do all those dark lyrics really mean? And should you get it on vinyl? Find out in this week’s Record Review! Ultraviolence is a fascinating exploration of the emotional devastation left by a romance gone wrong. Del Rey adjusts her sound to mimic … Continue reading Review: Ultraviolence – Lana Del Rey
Time for a new video! Finally, right? Here's my first video of 2015 - a quick rundown of the LP releases I'm most excited about this month. With a fully-recovered ankle I'm back with the records I'm most excited about this month! Sleater-Kinney's long-awaited reunion LP, "No Cities To Love," looks absolutely fantastic, and … Continue reading January’s Most Anticipated Pressings
I recently took a trip to the record fair at Old Spitalfields Market in London - join me for a look at the haul of vintage vinyl I found, as well as a chat about buying secondhand vinyl! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toulzFWMIks Full haul: Space Oddity - David Bowie Let's Dance - David Bowie Jolene - Dolly Parton … Continue reading Vintage Vinyl Haul
I'm really excited to release into the world a video I've been working on for a while - my review of Lana Del Rey's Paradise EP! After my first ever Record Review, of Del Rey's Born To Die, got such a positive response I decided to review another of her album's. I love Lana's work, partly because it … Continue reading Review: Paradise – Lana Del Rey
It's time for my most anticipated! This September I was spoilt for choice! Karen O's solo debut "Crush Songs" sounds magnificent, and there are solid offerings from Blonde Redhead and Interpol. PLUS a mysterious new project from the Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas! Check out my top ten for this month, and let me know yours … Continue reading September’s Most Anticipated Pressings