Sophie Monk

New Year, New Me

With 2014 newly upon us, many will be taking up their pens to jot down the usual nuggets of self- advice to sustain the good old ‘new year, new me’ pipe dream. Statistically, getting fit and cutting down on alcohol will top New Year’s Resolutions lists all over the country,...
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Posted Jan. 6, 2014

Mercury Reverence…?

Three writers gather to pick holes in the shortlist for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize. Bones of contention include: where's the integrity? Where's Field of Reeds? And what does this award stand for in this day and age?
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Posted Oct. 6, 2013


Sophie Monk examines the latest project of Nika Roza Danilova (aka Zola Jesus): a collaboration with JG Thirlwell which reimagines some of her previous successes
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Posted Sep. 13, 2013

Desire Lines

With its "butter-soft synth tones and deft, trickling electric guitar nuggets", Sophie Monk reasons that Camera Obscura's fifth album could well provide the perfect soundtrack to summer
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Posted Jun. 28, 2013

Volume 3

Though there's little that's groundbreaking in She & Him's latest offering, Sophie Monk still finds plenty to hum along to in this pretty, summery collection
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Posted May. 15, 2013

Silence Yourself

Blaring manifestos left, right and centre, Savages' debut album certainly stands as a statement of intent from these post-punk noise merchants
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Posted May. 9, 2013

Delta Machine

It's an unlucky thirteen for Delta Machine: are Depeche Mode's best days behind them?
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Posted Apr. 11, 2013