Music

August 16, 2015

★★★★½ Dre is finally back in the game. After 16 agonising years of waiting for the follow-up to 1999’s classic 2001, Dr. Dre has finally dropped Compton as a surprise release. Compton is inspired by the upcoming film Straight Outta Compton, which of course depicts the story of NWA. As there seems to currently be […]

August 16, 2015

In my eyes Drake can do no wrong. I don’t care how arrogant people claim he is, or how disconnected he is from the hardships that so many great rappers have faced; I will always see the goofy Nickelodeon alum through rose tinted glasses. But not everyone has been so favourable. In case you live […]

August 9, 2015

★★★★ It would be easy for Tame Impala to become pigeonholed to one particular sound. The project’s two previous albums—Innerspeaker and Lonerism—have both featured heavy use of guitars and fuzz with Kevin Parker’s Lennon-esque voice seeping into the mix, establishing Tame Impala to be the psychedelic group of the moment. I mean, “Elephant” paid for […]

August 9, 2015

★★★★ The much loved vocalist from Vancouver, Mac DeMarco, announced earlier this year that he would be releasing a short album entitled Another One, and true to his word, he hasn’t disappointed. Following on from his 2014 album Salad Days, DeMarco has returned triumphantly with a similar sounding album, focusing heavily on lo-fi love ballads […]

August 2, 2015

Interview with Samuel Scott of The Phoenix Foundation Contrary to what the album title would have you believe, The Phoenix Foundation’s forthcoming album Give Up Your Dreams is a wildly uplifting and fun compilation of music that will inspire you to get your ass into gear way more than any artificial stimulant ever will. Music […]

July 19, 2015

It’s been a few weeks now since the mad talented multi-instrumentalist Dave Baxter released his band Avalanche City’s sophomore album We Are For The Wild Places, so it seemed a better time than any to catch up with him and find out what it was like heading back to the studio for round two. Read […]

July 19, 2015

★★★★ We Are For The Wild Places is without a doubt one of the finest Kiwi albums we’ve heard this year. On first listen, it can’t be faulted. No detail has been overlooked and everything is exactly where it needs to be. Folk music can all too often feel overdone, but not once does this feel […]

July 19, 2015

★★★ On July 10, UK breakthrough group Years & Years released their highly anticipated debut album Communion. The electronic-pop trio were the 2015 recipients of the prestigious BBC Sound Of… award and have had the world’s eyes on them ever since. If pop music in 2014 was Lorde, then pop music in 2015 is Years […]

July 12, 2015

★★★★ After a three-year hiatus, Miguel is back and ready to reshape how we understand 21st-century R&B. Wildheart is a truly beautiful album. The track list is diverse, and contains everything from songs of seduction right through to intensely romantic numbers, as well as songs that relate to almost unexpected elements of the human experience […]