Album Review: Loyle Carner - hugo | Gigwise

It’s difficult to comprehend Loyle Carner’s journey since the release of his debut album, Yesterday’s Gone, back in 2017. Five years later and the British rap icon has released his third album, hugo. The ten-track album marks a clear turning point in Carner’s work – it’s noticeably different in tone from his sophomore album Not Waving, But Drowning. hugo is simultaneously political and personal. It highlights the complex relationship between race, fame and Carner’s new identity as a father.

EP Review: dodie - Hot Mess | Gigwise

A new era of experimentation and excellence It’s been a hectic couple of years for singer-songwriter dodie. After releasing her debut album, Build A Problem, in May 2021, she’s balanced going on a highly anticipated tour, posting monthly videos to YouTube, and writing new music. The latter has resulted in Hot Mess. The four track EP encapsulates nearly everything about life in your mid-twenties, from dating and relationships to loneliness and regret. Hot Mess calls for a new era in dodie’s car

Album Review: Laufey - Everything I Know About Love | Gigwise

Since she released her debut single ‘Street by Steet’ back in 2020, Laufey has been fine-tuning her redefinition of jazz for a Gen-Z audience. Influenced by the likes of Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald, Laufey’s deep alto voice, rich harmonies and heartfelt lyrics make her debut album, Everything I Know About Love, a standout insight into her unique musical style. With several of the album’s tracks already released this year, previous fan favourites are perfectly slotted into a well-structured d

'Emily' Trailer Places Emily Brontë On The Big Screen

Emma Mackey shines as the Wuthering Heights author in the new biopic directed by Frances O’Connor. The wild, windswept Yorkshire moors are captured in the film’s official trailer. Frances O’Connor is making her debut as a writer-director with Emily, a biopic aiming to explore the life of Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights. Emma Mackey, star of Sex Education, Eiffel and Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film Barbie will play Brontë. Alongside Mackey, Oliver Jackson-Cohen will play William Weightman

How King Princess has cemented her unique style in Hold On Baby

The queer icon’s second album is all about self-discovery Since Mikaela Straus’ breakout single 1950, her music’s been on a constant journey of growth and refinement. Back in 2018, Straus, known by her stage name King Princess, probably couldn’t have anticipated future collaborations with the likes of Mark Ronson, Ethan Gruska, Fiona Apple and the late Taylor Hawkins. What becomes apparent when listening to the 23-year-old artist’s second fully fledged album, Hold On Baby, is how cleverly she i

Why Is Hollywood So Obsessed With Music Biopics? | Gigwise

From the Sex Pistols to Bob Dylan, no artist is safe from the movie treatment these days 2022 seems to be the year for biopics. This year’s Oscar nominations reflect this, with King Richard (about Serena and Venus Williams' father), Tick, Tick…Boom! (focusing on Rent penman Jonathan Larson) and The Eyes of Tammy Faye (self-explanatory) all receiving nominations in a range of the big-hitter categories. There’s already news of a number of music biopics soon-to-be-released or in-production this ye

Step into spring with Studio Ghibli

I was first introduced to the entrancing world of Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki when I was around eight-years-old. As was typical of my early 2010s childhood, most weekends my sister and I would be allowed to pick a DVD to rent from our local LoveFilm. Over the course of the weekend, we’d play our chosen disc at least three to four times, promptly exchanging it for a new film the following weekend. One weekend we happened to select the Studio Ghibli classic The Secret World of Arrietty. A