Deerhoof are traversing realms of creativity, transition and dystopia

Dynamic and mysterious, Deerhoof’s discography is commendable for rifling through an expansive library of concepts. Guitarist John Dieterich’s home in Albuquerque, New Mexico might be a thousand miles away from fellow guitarist Ed Rodriguez’s base in Portland, Oregon, but the band maintains a synergy that flows throughout their work. Since…

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The dramatic rise of Renforshort

There is a subtle, voguish fire in Lauren ‘ren’ Isenberg’s music brand. Not only is it taking her to extraordinary geographical places, but it’s connecting her with big names in music - including an opening set with Yungblud. Having practically just landed in the UK the day before this interview,…

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Celebrating creative freedom at Tallinn Music Week 2021

"Creative and brave people are a sign of a free society": Estonia's exiting president Kersti Kaljulaid shares these thoughts in her opening speech at Tallinn Music Week, the year the small Baltic state celebrates 30 years of independence from the Soviet Union Estonia's history of freedom is a complex one.…

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The Deep Blue’s “Inside My Head” is an ode to love lost

Manchester-natives The Deep Blue are softly carving out their niche with a uniquely current take on indie-folk. Their focus on three-part harmonies adds effortless depth to every track whilst maintaining the subtlety of their uncomplicated instrumentals. After releasing tracks “Jealous Sea” and “He Said She Said” last year during the…

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On the Rise: Tara Lily

The first British signing to Motown Records UK, Peckham-raised Tara Lily has earned her place at the table with an ambitious fusion of jazz and R&B. The shadows of Black gods and goddesses of the silver screen flicker across the face of Tara Lily. She sits, alone, among the worn,…

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On The Rise: Rhett Nicholl

North London’s Rhett Nicholl is a visual artist channelling a blend of genres, finding comfort and self-expression in the art form he was discouraged from exploring as a child. “Italians are very repressive with their emotions. Well, Italian Americans. They’re very extroverted with their feelings, but they repress a lot.…

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