Saint Jude - Signal | Reviews

Saint Jude’s journey into the world of music hasn’t been an easy one. DJing was the South Londoner’s first pursuit. But his prospects were hindered significantly due to developing tinnitus at a very early age. However, cutting out music completely wasn’t an option for Jude. He found solace in creating music whilst being attentive to his condition. He’s released two EPs; his second, ‘Bodies Of Water’, being a real triumphant body of work. Now, Jude’s debut album ‘Signal’ marks a shift...

Next Wave #1082: beaux | Next Wave

Imagine finishing school early to pursue music, being picked up by a record label from a DM and later finding your music gaining the seal of approval from Matty Healy of The 1975. Sounds pretty dreamy, right? For beaux, this was his pathway into the music industry. He’s now set to release his fourth EP in the space of two years. And in doing so, he is crafting his case for being Dirty Hit’s (beabadoobee, The 1975, Rina Sawayama) next pop prodigy.

Jockstrap @ Stereo, Glasgow: live review - The Skinny

London duo Jockstrap are turning heads for all the right reasons. The release of their debut album I Love You Jennifer B last month has ignited a wave of album of the year calls; its musical dexterity is wholly effervescent. Sexually charged lyrics are approached through a modernist, autobiographical lens across the album. But at Jockstrap’s core is the playful enjoyment of duo Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye, who get their kicks from making music that feels wholly new.

Pixies album review: Doggerel - The Skinny

The haunting howls and invasive guitars of Pixies provided the gateway to grunge in the US in the late 1980s. Now over 30 years later, Doggerel sees the band aiming to offer fans something new with their material; something more conventional, sophisticated and orchestrated. Facets of their endearing original sound still remain. But as with any band that’s inevitably ageing, two paths present themselves: evolution, or comfortable mediocrity. Thankfully, Doggerel doesn’t fall into the latter.

Julia Jacklin album review: PRE PLEASURE - The Skinny

Bringing her notable brand of direct lyricism and playful nature into her third album is the beautifully talented Melbourne-via-Blue Mountains artist, Julia Jacklin. She describes the recording process of PRE PLEASURE as frantic in a press release – but its end result is anything but. Floating between tenderness and indie looseness, Jacklin’s all-round abilities as a singer-songwriter come to the fore here.
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