On her third album, the former Nickelodeon star sheds the cute popstar image, adopting a message of empowerment that rings true
Mull Historical Society : Us
Indie all-rounder enters new sparkle-pop stratosphere
If he has then he's too busy perfecting his planet-surfing melodies to take a peak. 'Am I Wrong' sounds like 'Unchained Melody' joyriding a sugar-coated piano around a big dipper. Only in another fucking galaxy. And the title track is Spiritualized's 'Don't Just Do Something' if Jason Pierce sold his smack for smarties.
A joyous slice of orchestral prozac - 'Us' should ideally only be performed by dozens of happy-clappy loons wearing white robes. But come on, how impractical would that be?
A smarter and more mature film than the first Bad Neighbours, albeit one that still loves a good dick joke
A satisfying return to Verve form that’s also a churning maelstrom of death, riots, revolution, terrorism and two-faced politicians
Oscar Scheller’s been compared to Blur and Elastica, and that sounds about right
Medium-sized guests and the vibey sounds of tropical house combine on an album that's not quite euphoric