The Smile is not Radiohead; they have a new name, a new line-up, and appear to see themselves to be doing something artistically different
Nostalgia, Saxophones and Eighth Weeks: review of Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night by Bleachers
"Listening to 'Chinatown' and '45', the first two singles from Bleachers’ latest album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night takes me right back to eighth week of my first term at Oxford. I spent that week wrapped up in a big grey coat and scarf (channelling Dark Academia as best I could), taking Main Character walks around the city, reading in the cafes that had finally opened again, and, most importantly, dealing with a lot of messy emotions that had been building up all term."
"Monsters takes the listener on a whirlwind tour of raw human emotion. Whether you love or hate Odell’s marmite exposition of various moods, the album clearly provides something for everyone."
Clementine produces an sophomore album far from easy listening, writes Clara Dijkstra
Nicola Dwornik praises Lana Del Rey's latest subtle reinvention
Chloe Dootson-Graube investigates the artistic importance of Microsoft Paint
The Lemon Twigs are a band of sumptuous harmonies and odd thrills, says Natalia Bus
Dom Saad pulls apart the intricacies of The xx’s third album, I See You