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Christine & The Queens Chris

While continental artists were once seen as something of a joke in English-speaking territories, today France’s Héloïse Letissier is one... read more

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Of all the reunions of the last decade or so, Suede’s return has been one of the most successful, with... read more

Villagers The Art of Pretending to Swim

Conor O’Brien’s previous album as Villagers, 2015’s Darling Arithmetic, was a low-key, mostly acoustic affair. Three years on, and the... read more

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Six years after Orbital’s last album, Wonky, and four years after they split (like, properly, forever), the Hartnoll brothers are... read more

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