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Cordelia Milward

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Top 10 Songs of 2015

As the curtains close on a rambunctious year of music, our writers cast their votes on the 10 greatest songs of the past 12 months

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Live: The Leisure Society

The Leisure Society call us into welcoming arms with tune after tune of harmless and sunny bliss

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Album: Dutch Uncles – O Shudder

Cordelia Milward reviews Dutch Uncles’ latest offering, following them through their prolonged pursuit of the unconventional

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Opinion: Under the Radar – Blur, Bowie and Anti-Publicity

Cordelia Milward discusses the music industry’s growing trend for surprise releases and shock returns

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Top 5 Songs… for Valentine’s Day

Songs to share with that special someone

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Album: Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

I Love You, Honeybear is a non-chronological discovery of love, strewn with copious amounts of sex and scathing satire

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Interview: Emmy the Great

Cordelia Milward speaks to Emmy the Great about writing songs in Hong Kong, finding hope in the direst of situations and controlling emotions

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Live: The Wytches

The psych-rockers’ ‘pop-up gig’ suffers from over-familiarity

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Live: Sinkane

Cordelia Milward is in awe as Sinkane refuse to fit into any groove.

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Live: Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten delivers a somewhat lacklustre performance

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Live: She Keeps Bees

The Brooklyn rock and rollers put their minimalist instrumentation to loud, effective use

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Live: Childhood

Childhood straddle that fine line between appearing effortlessly cool and just lazy