Fana Hues is a limitless powerhouse on “Pieces”

Fana Hues has carved a limitless career for herself since releasing her debut single, “Notice Me”, in 2020. It’s taken a hot minute to get to this point though. In her childhood, growing up in Pasadena, California, Hues fought a five-year-long battle to reclaim her voice. “I had scarlet fever,…

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CRAWLER is IDLES at their most destructive and most intimate

CRAWLER certainly offers that needed change, even from its first moments. Fans have come to expect tremendous gut-punches from IDLES openers, but “MTT 420 RR” abandons the band’s roaring rock machine for a textured, quietly buzzing introduction. It’s dark and dense, dissecting a car crash in gruesome detail. The same…

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On the Rise: Sad Night Dynamite

Sad Night Dynamite’s collaborative sonic dystopia operates in the odd spaces between hip hop, dub and the infinite reaches of imagination. Walk through genre’s uncanny valley, and you’ll find Sad Night Dynamite are the last stop on the left. Step into their warped world of contorted hip-hop and see samples…

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As a songwriter and interpreter, Tori Amos has built an incredible legacy on the power of connection and compassion. She talks to Alan Pedder about her fascination with songs that can transport and empower.

Tori Amos knows songcraft upside down and inside out. The Cornwall-based singer/songwriter had barely learned to walk when she first sat at the piano, and before the age of three she could pick up melodies by ear and play them back to awestruck adults. Famously, at five, she became the…

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats show us that The Future is bright

The title-track starts off proceedings and sets the mood perfectly: there’s warm swells of brass, dreamy slide guitar, the rhythmic strum of acoustic guitars, and Nathaniel Rateliff baying to the heavens. It’s followed by the record’s lead single “Survivor”, a hard-hitting foot stomper through which Rateliff sneers and barks. And…

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On The Rise: Cathy Jain

YALA! Records-signed and Salford-born singer/songwriter Cathy Jain is drawing on her Chinese heritage, a love of alternative R&B and the lyrical dexterity of Phoebe Bridgers to craft her evolving sound. Catapulted into the spotlight as a runner up in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing competition - and with her…

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