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Next Wave: Circa Waves

“It was incredible. We’ve grown up listening to the band, and it felt surreal seeing our name next to theirs.”

Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall is positively incandescent with joy having seen his band support The Libertines at London’s Alexandra Palace. 431 more words

Interviews

Next Wave: Luke Sital-Singh

“I’m having a kind of day off today,” explains emerging singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh, speaking to Clash from his London home, preparing to play a set before a cinematic Romeo And Juliet screening, having just released his ‘Film Songs’ EP. 426 more words

New Music

Gemma Ray: Music For Your Motors (for Clash magazine/Issue 98)

It’s a brave move, letting Howe Gelb open your album, and his gravelled voiceover on ‘The Wheel’ threatens to overshadow everything that follows. But Berlin-based Brit Gemma Ray has much to offer on her sixth album besides collaborations, from country melancholy to high-wrought melodrama, blues-rock swagger to poppy hook. 56 more words

Music

Next Wave: MNEK

Asked to explain his sound, south London-based producer-turned-solo-artist Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike, better known as MNEK, naturally leans towards the P-word.

“I guess it’s pop music that’s pretty much influenced by R&B, electro, house and hip-hop. 323 more words

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Does it get better than London?

Three years ago, at this time, I was hopping the pond for three months of bliss. However, at the time it was utter anxiety, being very aware I was on an island. 194 more words

Recent Work...

Here is a list of links to my various published music journalism work if you fancy a ganders…

- Sega Bodega Next Wave for Clash magazine. 113 more words

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