MUSIC  

From DJ set live-streams, zoom parties to virtual gatherings: the pandemic is certainly not putting the night life scene to sleep anytime soon. Rather, it seems to have awakened even more.  As we travel the uncharted waters that lockdown has washed up, the electronic m...

April 26, 2020

This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's April 2020 "The Female Empowerment" Issue

All Photos: Hendrik Schneider, Edited: Amika Moser

I came across Rina in the most gen z way possible – scrolling through Instagram. Her single “STFU!” had just come out...

February 25, 2020

When Chase Atlantic first released their music, they did not expect it to change anyone’s life but their own. The band, comprised of Mitchel Cave on lead vocals, his brother Clinton Cave on lead guitar and saxophone, and Christian Anthony on rhythm guitar, started in A...

February 3, 2020

Humans are auditory creatures, and auditory communication is a crucial part of human interaction. Music is a form of this. Communication implies an exchange which requires contact, whether that comes in a physical form or more abstractly. The tactile action of a player...

February 3, 2020

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In December, Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin filled O2 Kentish Town with her enchanting and mesmerizing voice. Jacklin fiddled with her guitar, tuning it once she walked on stage, taken aback by the sheer number of people who had come...

January 6, 2020

All About Eve - PJ Harvey 

In a world full of voices incessantly bumping against one another, PJ Harvey’s album is a sublime pause from the articulate and the concrete. It’s a record to be listened to at night. What hides in its shadows are tales of wonder and of woe, a...

December 15, 2019

The Lexington’s music venue is hidden behind a set of stairs, and in the dim lights, you can just about see the faces of people chatting. In contrast, the stage is the only brightly illuminated space, revealing a set-up with empty flight cases on one side, and all of t...

December 13, 2019

As Steve Lacy walked out on stage at O2 Kentish Town for the last leg of his Apollo XXI tour, the rapture of the crowd took him by surprise. Singer and guitarist for The Internet – an offshoot of the Odd Future collective – Lacy is no stranger to a large audience. Yet,...

November 29, 2019

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After a short stint around the UK, Palace are ending their tour with a headline show at the Roundhouse in Camden. The London-based three-piece start their set with a few classics from their debut album, So Long Forever, released in 2016. Reach...

November 25, 2019

Before the release of Vampire Weekend’s album Father of the Bride earlier this year, the idiosyncratic indie kings had been conspicuously absent despite their sweeping success at the outset of the decade. But for those paying attention, Ezra Koenig, the band’s talisman...

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