Author: Jake Cleland

Ariana Grande, ‘thank u, next’ review

Last year’s Sweetener made a little room for vintage Grande heartbreak jams, but for the most part it was a musically diverse statement of Grande’s confidence. thank u, next – its immediate follow-up – is more unsettled. She...

Beirut, ‘Gallipoli’ review

Unlike the Gallipoli familiar to most Australians, Beirut’s Zach Condon is referring here to a tiny town in southern Italy, where he ended up by chance and wrote the title track. “We tell tales to be known,” it opens, joined by...