Category Archives: Música

The muses of La Musa: LP

With a voice that dances between gravelly and ethereal, songs that proudly explore themes of same-sex love, and a style that’s androgynous and effortlessly cool (think Harry Styles meets Linda Perry meets peak-Strokes) New York-based singer LP is one of the most fantastically queer musicians America’s ever produced. Her last album was published in 2018.

Best Covers: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have just shared a pretty brilliant cover of Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’ 2018 hit Nothing Breaks Like A Heart, adapting the country-disco tones of the original and giving it a more punk rock feel.

Music by Bergman: The Dead South

The Dead South is actually from up north, but the Canadian band has cultivated a following in stateside circles too. With a raucous approach to roots music, they’ve been guests of SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, showcased at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, and recorded their newest album, Sugar & Joy, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Upon its release, they debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s top bluegrass albums chart.

Formed in 2012, the band is back in its original lineup of Nate Hilts (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Scott Pringle (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Danny Kenyon (cello, vocals) and Colton Crawford (banjo).

Favourite Gig: Najwa

Unique, hipster, transgressive, uncomfortable, risky, brazen, shocking … the adjectives that define Najwa‘s intense personality are applicable to all his artistic facets. His return to music after four years comes at the best moment of his career His new single ‘Lento’ produced by El Guincho is simply the most daring and suggestive thing he has ever published. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Introducing…FOLK9

FOLK9’s “Sunglasses” (แว่นกันแดด) probably takes us closest to a radio hit on this list, with its immediate chorus and a colourful video that follows the song’s title.

With this video, the Bangkok-based quartet of Kittapas Surinta (vocals, guitars), Boripat Saengsiri (guitars), Korawat Sangtaweep (bass) and Nattaya Sorahong (drums) create a laid-back atmosphere which was perfect for the summer when it came out, but it will actually work anytime of the year or day. Their album is called ‘Chinese Banquet’.

Best Covers: Bombay Bicycle Club ‘F For You’

Bombay Bicycle Club have covered Disclosure‘s ‘F For You’ – click above to listen.

The London-based band were joined by singer Liz Lawrence for their stripped-down take on the dance track, which they recorded during an appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge yesterday (February 27). The song originally appeared on Disclosure’s debut album ‘Settle’