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Zooni are a Brighton-based art-rock outfit comprised of Peter Martin, George Godwin, Matt Glasbey, and Ben Clark. Emerging with a series of delicately gorgeous singles last year leading up to the release of their debut self-tited EP, the quartet have developed a close partnership with producer Charlie Andrew, best known for his Mercury-winning work with
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“The only thing that is planned is the set list,” Gracie Abrams tells me about her first ever tour, which has virtually visited cities from Berlin to Sydney so far, and is set to travel back to Europe in May. Abrams is speaking to me over Zoom from her Los Angeles bedroom, and I can
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Seven months ago, if you told me I would be bumming a cigarette from Sean Penn in a parking lot repurposed from Dodger Stadium for emergency use during a viral pandemic, the two of us surrounded by hundreds of cars full of nervous people afraid their bodies harbored an invisible predator that had attacked over
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There was no way Wednesday’s Vice-Presidential Debate could outshine the top-flight disorder and sloppiness of the marquee match. Donald Trump and Joe Biden limped through twelve histrionic rounds replete with sound and fury signifying something, but their respective sidekicks, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, are made of different raw materials. They are
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Elton John has unveiled a previously unreleased song called ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo’. It’s taken from his upcoming rarities collection Elton: Jewel Box, which also includes last month’s ‘Sing Me No Sad Songs’. Check it out below. Notably, ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo’ was recorded at the same DJM Studios building that housed the Beatles’ Northern Songs publishing company. “Within
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Raelle Sundown Raelle, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter out of London, just yesterday released her euphonious single ‘Sundown’, making it the third release by the exciting artist. In this ear-pleasing piece, Raelle displays her mellifluous with a playlist-ready production. If you’re looking for something refreshing, ‘Sundown’ is the one for you. The Manatees Know You Southampton-based The
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East London born and bred, Rose Gray emulates a gloriously colourful amalgamation of musical influences. From the obvious Primal Scream and Happy Mondays references to the more eclectic sounds of Nitin Sawhney, Rose Gray’s distinctive musical stylings speak to her equally animated surroundings. Having grown up on 90’s indie, dance and alternative classics, it’s no
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As the leader of Icelandic post-rock giants Sigur Rós, Jónsi Birgisson is known for crafting textured, subtly expansive arrangements that operate in the ethereal realm and reach something almost elemental. His collaborative projects with Alex Somers, from 2009’s All Animals to Lost and Found a decade later, veer closer towards a soothing but persistent kind
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Amazon’s The Boys just concluded a wild second season of exploding heads, Neo-Nazism, Trump administration satire and political allegory. It’s been eight episodes of deceptively sharp social commentary couched in a B-movie, seedy superhero universe that imagines what our world would look like if heroes existed amongst us. The answer: they’d be products of corporate
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A comparison of I Married a Monster from Outer Space and The Brain from Planet Arous.  Content warning: this essay discusses sensitive topics, including sexual assault. In 1958, two genre pictures were released with remarkably outlandish titles: Nathan H. Juran’s The Brain from Planet Arous and Gene Fowler jr’s I Married a Monster from Outer Space. From the brilliant image of a
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Trump and Stalin have so many similarities, particularly in matters of media manipulation, but what’s amazing about it is that if someone told Trump, “you’re like Stalin,” his response might be, “Who’s that?” “I get along well with Stalin, the leader of Russia. I have no problem with the leader of Russia. I hear he
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