THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2020

Everything seems to be changing all the time, but albums remain the most vital test of a musician’s skill and determination. The very best go above and beyond the necessary cohesion and consistency to create absorbing journeys, experiences that put listeners into another space entirely – which this year has mattered more than ever. The … Continue reading THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2020

2020 REVIEWS: WE LIKE CHOPS – WE LIKE CHOPS V5: NIGERIA

The fifth mainline record from a charity supergroup reckons with Africa’s most populous nation, and its ongoing battle against state-sponsored persecution. We Like Chops make hard-hitting music. The group – more a global organisation than a collective – is composed of people who really know their way around a sampler, who know how to get … Continue reading 2020 REVIEWS: WE LIKE CHOPS – WE LIKE CHOPS V5: NIGERIA

2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: HAUTE COUTURE – WINTER SOLSTICE W/ SHUICHI

Filipino act HAUTE COUTURE impresses, with disparate worlds of shoegaze and trap wrapped into one melancholy adventure. November is a hell of a month. In the UK at least, things start to get cold, and dark, and isolated. But there’s also an obvious beauty about this time of year. There’s the comfort of finality with … Continue reading 2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: HAUTE COUTURE – WINTER SOLSTICE W/ SHUICHI