The culinary delights of Black Deer Festival

A celebration of Americana culture, as well as a packed line-up of outstanding names from the world of country music, Black Deer Festival boasts a tantalising menu of food and drink. Alongside the BBQ and whisky, there are options for diverse diets and adventurous eaters. Returning to Kent’s Eridge Park…

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On the Rise: Flowerovlove

As flowerovlove, 16-year-old South London born Joyce Cisse makes music driven by hazy nostalgia as much as an unwavering self-belief. Joyce Cisse meets the lens with a sleepy, feline gaze and blinks slowly, like a cat laying in a chink of sunlight on a Sunday afternoon. It could be contentment…

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Banji serve up a funk-filled breakfast with new track “Cornflakes”

While still in the infancy of their discography, Banji are quickly establishing themselves as unorthodox wunderkinds in the indie-pop scene. Their new single “Cornflakes” is a quirky track, heavily laden with squelchy bass, crunchy percussion, and all the snap, crackle and pop of your favourite childhood cereal. Contrasting easy listening…

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Ray Laurél’s ode to “Hunter Schafer” is an exploration of the self

"Hunter Schafer" is a song of magnificent proportions – especially for a debut single. Bringing new magnitude to bedroom-pop, British Asian singer-songwriter and producer Ray Laurél blends slick, lush production with intimate, sincere songwriting and nostalgic tones to construct his sound. The track’s restrained, pacing tempo injects every beat, every…

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Kathryn Joseph puts the weight and pain of abuse under scrutiny on her quietly fearsome new record. She tells Alan Pedder how she turned her rage into a source of comfort.

Once a discouraged, subterranean thing, women’s anger has finally gone mainstream after centuries of censorship. It’s been a beautiful, painful, and inspiring thing to witness. ​ With her third album, for you who are the wronged, Kathryn Joseph lets the rage she carries flow through the heart of its coded…

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