John Preston’s best of the week includes Rina Sawayama, Santigold, Flume feat. Virgen Maria, Sudan Archives, Oliver Sim, Diana Ross and Tame Impala and Mr Tophat feat. Robyn and Simson.
There is no doubting that Honey is a very personal record from an artist that has gradually and notably refused to comprise.
Sadly, Little Dragon’s fifth album is the sound of them running on elegantly detached autopilot.
Carly Rae Jepson may predate the music industry’s need for B-sides but she more than understands the obsessive nature of pop music and the new and uncompromising direction her own star is taking.
John Preston reviews Robyn and La Bagatelle Magique’s Love Is Free album.
Tove Stryke’s assured second album ‘Kiddo’ is a pop gem that has ingenuity and attitude to spare.
Jake Basford’s current playlist is inspired by RuPaul’s Drag Race, childhood and work.
Reggie reviews new songs by Robyn and FKA Twigs in this edition of Give It a Listen.