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BOTW Playlist: LAW

We’ve spent a lot of time this week talking about how ascendant Edinburgh songwriter Lauren Holt, aka LAW, has been revitalising pop, soul and hip-hop by deconstructing all three genres and reforming them into strange – and wonderful – new shapes. Her knack for doing so is hardly something



Album Review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Wig Out At Jag Bags

If Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ new album, Wig Out At Jag Bags, sounded much different to their previous five records we might all start worrying about the former Pavement frontman. As it stands however, he retains his slacker image, jangly indie rock and a determination never to …



EP Review: Happyness – Happyness

Oh, how misleading first impressions can be. From the moment a series of discordant coos and loosely chugging guitars ring out over ‘It’s On You’, the first cut from London trio Happyness’ self-titled debut EP, it’s clear to see what kind of ride the three-piece are going to …


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Issue 61 New Music: Eddi Front

Eddi Front makes an absolutely exquisite olde worlde style of piano-accompanied songs about life, love and other feelings. We’re told she doesn’t talk much, but her music is so striking that we wanted to get to know some of the thoughts going on behind her stripped back noir-ballads. New Music



Interview: Death at Sea

With the release of their debut single ‘Drag/Selfless’ through Kissability and Transgressive last week, Alex Cull caught up with Liverpudlian lo-fi indie rockers Death at Sea to wax lyrical about cassette releases, the festival circuit and Pavement.

First off, tell us a bit about yourselves: how did you



Album Review: Islet – Illuminated People

Try hard tunes – a singer who can’t sing. Now mouthpieces incapable of ‘tuneful’ chattering don’t necessarily warrant DIY dentistry, yet here gums need to turn bleedingly bare so milk-teeth morals can get tweaked to avoid us, the great unwashed, anymore ear-ache. Scribbled DIY ethics aren’t really organic, or natural, …