Author: Jake Cleland

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The trade-off of being a popstar is that you’re controlled by virtually everyone around you: record labels and managers telling you where to go, publicists telling you what to say, fans telling you to give them everything...

Review: Foxygen, ‘Hang’

Foxygen have always been expert fans, longing to have been born decades earlier for the British Invasion. As it is, these two Californian boys are leading a kind of British Resuscitation. Hang takes the pomp and strut of Berlin...

Review: Coldcut, ‘Only Heaven’

Matt Black and Jonathan More have spent the last 30 years putting paid to the myth of originals vs. covers. Building on catalogues of samples pilfered from funk obscurities to Disney staples, Coldcut are owed a debt by everyone...

Review: The Weeknd, ‘Starboy’

Could Starboy break the record The Weeknd set as an immovable radio staple with The Hills and Can’t Feel My Face last year? Nothing seems to have caught on quite like that, but not for lack of jams – and Tesfaye keeps you...

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