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10 Must-See Acts at Reading and Leeds Festival 2022

10 Must-See Acts at Reading and Leeds Festival 2022

Whether you’re a rock, hip-hop, or pop-punk fan, you’re bound to discover your new favourite artist at Leeds Festival this year – check out our picks for ones to watch.
Kendrick Lamar : Mr Morale & The Big Steppers – Track by track

Kendrick Lamar : Mr Morale & The Big Steppers – Track by track

Will Waterhouse breaks down each track on Kendrick Lamar’s latest masterpiece.
Mallrat is ready for stardom with new single ‘Surprise Me’ (feat. Azealia Banks)

Mallrat is ready for stardom with new single ‘Surprise Me’ (feat. Azealia Banks)

A review of up-and-coming Australian artist Mallrat’s most recent single ‘Surprise Me’, featuring Azealia Banks.
Ezra Collective release new single – ‘May the Funk Be With You’

Ezra Collective release new single – ‘May the Funk Be With You’

The single ‘May the Funk Be With You’ is the jazz supergroup’s first of the year, we discuss their collaborators stylistic choices and upcoming live shows
A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Jojo Guadagno

A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Jojo Guadagno

Head Theatre Editor Jay Darcy interviews influencer, music artist and twerk dancer, Jojo Guadz, also known as the Prince of Twerk, in the eighth feature of his social media series
Little Simz: Decade in Review

Little Simz: Decade in Review

March 1st saw the release of arguably one of the best rap albums of the year – Little Simz, GREY Area writes Robbie Beale
Live Review: Sampa the Great

Live Review: Sampa the Great

Georgina reviews a stunningly soulful and energertic set from Sampha The Great at YES
EP Review: Feet of Clay by Earl Sweatshirt

EP Review: Feet of Clay by Earl Sweatshirt

Alan reviews Earl Sweatshirt’s latest EP, Feet of Clay, where he continues to pen reflective, intricate verses over the abstract sound he crafted on last year’s Some Rap Songs
Live Review: slowthai at Manchester Academy

Live Review: slowthai at Manchester Academy

Alan provides his opinion on slowthai’s sold-out show at Manchester Academy on his “Bet Ya A £5er” as the audience were given a night to remember
Manchester named a ‘Music Capital’ of the UK

Manchester named a ‘Music Capital’ of the UK

Despite missing first place overall by Blackpool, Manchester has been recognised as a music capital for three music genres
Review: Zoonation’s Some Like it Hip Hop

Review: Zoonation’s Some Like it Hip Hop

Cara Conte reviews Zoonation’s Olivier Award-nominated Some Like it Hip Hop
Album Review: uknowhatimsayin¿ by Danny Brown

Album Review: uknowhatimsayin¿ by Danny Brown

Alan takes a look at Danny Brown’s fifth studio album uknowhatimsayin¿, which follows up 2016’s wild Atrocity Exhibition with a more mature, humorous record, cementing Danny’s place as one of the decade’s best rappers.
Review: Boomtown Festival Chapter 11: ‘A Radical City’

Review: Boomtown Festival Chapter 11: ‘A Radical City’

Chapter 11 of Boomtown Festival did not disappoint Owen Trimming, who reflects on the highlights of the weekend.
Preview: Boomtown Line Up 2019

Preview: Boomtown Line Up 2019

Contributor Owen Trimming covers one of the UK’s most exciting festival’s of the year, Boomtown which takes place this August in Winchester
Album Review: GREY Area by Little Simz

Album Review: GREY Area by Little Simz

Contributor Dylan James reviews Little Simz’s third studio album GREY area which was released earlier this March
Live Review: Slum Village

Live Review: Slum Village

Aaron Georgious reviews the legendary hip hop group Slum Village as they take to the stage of a sold-out Gorilla for a night of old school bangers.
Hot Right Now: Barny Fletcher

Hot Right Now: Barny Fletcher

Popular hip-hop is being shaken up, and Barny Fletcher is at the forefront of it
Preview: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

Preview: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

The O2 Ritz will host renowned rapper Yasiin Bey to perform, in full, his acclaimed album ‘The Ecstatic’ writes Ashwin Tharoor
Review: Blindspotting

Review: Blindspotting

Oakland-born rapper Daveed Diggs of Hamilton fame joined forces with poet-come-rapper Rafael Casal to write and star in Blindspotting.
Live: The Warehouse Project – Sounds of the Near Future

Live: The Warehouse Project – Sounds of the Near Future

Theo Bennett reviews Sounds of the Near Future at The Warehouse Project, as their time at Store Street comes to a close

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