on Sunday, January 31, 2016
Words: Saam Das


From Iain Woods' psychologist album released on 1st January 2015 to Archy Marshall's King Krule follow-up released as December drew to a close, 2015 was certainly an interesting year for album releases. With honourable mentions to Young Fathers, Errors, and Lanterns On The Lake, read below for ten of my favourite albums from the past year:
on Friday, January 15, 2016
Words: Saam Das


In Cinemas: 'Room' (2015) + 'The Assassin' (2015)


The less you know about 'Room' (★★★★, 8/10), the better. Admittedly, director Lenny Abrahamson disagrees, hence the film's publicity (although not the video posted below) revealing significant plot details. However, we'll let you make the decision to investigate further or not.
on Thursday, January 14, 2016
Words: Saam Das // Photo: Jake Owens

THRONES press photo taken by Jake Owens

I was going to launch into some sort of tenuous diatribe regarding British royalty and new outfit THRONES, but all you really need to know is that they're a three piece that split their time between London and Reading. Listen to their compelling debut track 'Hands' below, with its shades of The 1975.
on Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Words: Lauren Johnson-Ginn


10: 'Jurassic World'


Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? And, more to the point, who doesn’t love Chris Pratt? This ambitious revisiting of the celebrated franchise was a true CGI-fest with a couple of questionable plot holes – but that didn’t make it any less enjoyable, particularly when combined with popcorn.
on Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Words: Rajan Lakhani


10: Julia Holter - 'Night Song'


It was difficult to separate this from Tobias Jesso Jr’s 'Without You' for the final spot in my top 10. But I went for 'Night Song' - it’s a stunningly beautiful ballad from a brilliant album. When she sings heartbreakingly “What did I do to make you feel so bad?’, forgiveness is inevitable.
on Monday, January 04, 2016
Words: Saam Das


It's been almost a year since we've heard from London solo artist Chris Cookson, but he's opened 2016 with a bang. New track 'Wild' is a bit of a departure from the more nostalgia-driven 'Pillow Talk' and 'Sophia', which marked Cookson as one to watch. Listen to the new demo below.

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