The “Indie Rock”, “Folktronica” trio from Leeds have been a source of great frustration for many fans of exciting and dynamic music. As we reach their third album Relaxer we have seen them release exciting and intriguing singles as they have done twice before, yet it is often when you get the rest of the album where you find it lacking in the quality that you have been teased with. 526 more words
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The 2016 Mercury prize was a year of firsts. It was the first time Hyundai had steered the show as sponsor, David Bowie’s ‘Black star’ album was the ceremony’s first posthumous nominee and it was the first time Grime had a double-edged sword to fight the competition; with Grime’s experimental electronica indie bwoy Kano’s ‘Made In The Manor’ shortlisted as well as Grime’s man of the moment often hailed for the ‘resurgence’ of Grime Skepta with ‘Konnichiwa.’ Both very different but equally important albums to the genre. 1,419 more words
Skepta's Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa is certified gold: 'Self value allowed me to look at my world from a non-competitive eye'
IN SEPTEMBER, UK rapper Skepta won the coveted Mercury Prize for fourth album, Konnichiwa.
He beat off competition from the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead and Savages. 175 more words
Benjamin Clementine grew up reading the poetry of William Blake and TS Eliot, but what changed his life was the keyboard one of his brothers bought for him and the discovery of a roster of musicians ranging from Erik Satie to Antony & The Johnsons. 108 more words