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Iceland Airwaves 2019: Mac DeMarco’s transformation from goofball to accomplished songwriter is complete

You know the vibe of Mac DeMarco by now. He’s the slacker-icon with a penchant for Viceroy cigarettes, The Simpsons paraphernalia and breezy indie-pop....

Mirrors Festival review: delights from across the indie spectrum from Phoebe Bridgers, Sheer Mag and Just Mustard

For a certain type of indie rock fan, the line-up at Mirrors Festival in London reads like a dream. Across five venues in Camden,...

Creeper live in London: The resurrection of Britain’s most exciting punk band

Exactly one year ago, Brit punks Creeper brought the curtain down on their headline show at London’s Koko with the ominous promise that, “Of...

Little Simz live in London: a celebratory homecoming from a rapper riding out a career-high year

“They will never wanna admit I'm the best here / From the mere fact that I've got ovaries,” Little Simz raps on the red-hot,...

Charli XCX live: the self-appointed “future of pop” kicks off a cacophonous party (and tackles douchegate)

Midway through her Manchester gig, Charli XCX addresses Douchegate. For those mercifully unaware of the spurious shit-storm, it involves LGBTQ fans requesting she autograph increasingly...

Weyes Blood live in Manchester: hushed reverence greets anthems for the Extinction Rebellion generation (and sheepish baby boomers)

Each night before introducing the post-truth anthem ‘Something To Believe’, Natalie Mering – aka Weyes Blood – conducts an audience straw poll: “Raise your...

BTS bring the ‘Love Yourself’ era to a close with powerful and moving homecoming show in Seoul

As the sun sets behind the curved edge of Seoul’s Olympic Stadium tonight (October 29), pastel hues of pink, blue, and purple brush against...
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