The Week’s New Releases – Vol. 4

Apologies for my absence last week (I was in Berlin sampling the finest that eardrum-splitting German techno has to offer), but I'm back in sunny London now, albeit slightly damaged of hearing, and ready to fire off another round of this week's best new slices of aural bliss. 1) Drake - "Hold On We're Going Home" OK, so this song has been out for a little bit but I keep … [Read more...]

The Best Sophomore Albums

  Henry: Another week with a guest-writer, though this one is more familiar. Elliot, how goes it? Elliot: Hey stranger! I'm fine and dandy thanks, hope you're all good out there on the interweb as well. Can we also take a second to appreciate the certified grade A hottie in this photo? Phwoar. H: Yeah yeah ... Just to let everyone know, he's not a child so there's … [Read more...]

The Week’s New Releases – Vol. 3

This week has seen Egypt descend into a political-hatred fuelled war zone and Jeremy Paxman grow a beard, so if you've had enough of all these gruesome images and coverage then here are five pieces of pure joy in aural form to get you through the next seven days: 1) Kwes - "36" I like to think of Kwes as a musical teddy bear; singing in his soft falsetto and producing … [Read more...]

The Week’s New Releases – Vol. 2

First things first - well done all of you for making it to the end of the week! You've endured sweaty school children on their summer holidays attacking you in the street like bunches of rabid zombies experiencing catastrophic sugar-highs, humid trains and buses and a relentless barrage of news updates on the Royal baby. But, you survived and as a small end of the week treat, … [Read more...]

The Week’s New Releases – Vol. 1

Ammar: Welcome to the first of (hopefully) many weekly features where I shepherd you musically-inclined folk to the tastiest gems of the past week's new releases. I'll try and cover as broad a range of music as possible, as long as I actually listen to the stuff, and traverse across the popularity spectrum (from Rihanna to 'that amazing post-punk-grunge '90s band that were … [Read more...]