All hail the Childqueen

National Sawdust is a new venue in Williamsburg that feels like a small studio. This helps when seeing acts that have a quite an intimate sound. Kadhja Bonet is a case point. The daughter of an opera singer, her music is full of subtle and beautiful harmonies, which her all-female band enhanced. Tracks like Joy …

Broken Politics

When someone you used to like back in the day comes back with a new album there’s always the worry that they’re going to ruin their legacy with some horror show of a record. Thankfully, Neneh Cherry has emerged with a peach. Her new album ‘Broken Politics’ is superb from first to last. With Four Tet …

Sunny

It’s always good to come across a version of a song you know but now is made new again by a different interpretation. Better still is to find what the original of a classic sounds like. Sunny, written by Bobby Hebb, is a song we all know. But when stripped down it becomes a far …

Wildheart

  Miguel is one of the relatively recent crop of new r’n’b artists that have caused a revival of interest in the genre. Frank Ocean twisted it into territory unlikely to be visited by Teddy Pendergrass anytime soon on his ‘Channel Orange’ album, Miguel by contrast seemed to be more straight ahead in the mold …