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The Australian rockers deliver more of the same with their second album, though that doesn’t really matter too much when “the same” is this good.
The 1975’s new album is huge and sprawling, exploring almost as many genres as it has songs. It shows off the band at their best – and their worst.
It’s remarkable to think that Laura Marling is now eight albums deep into her career. Since releasing her Mercury Prize-nominated debut back in 2008, she’s released a steady stream of albums – each better than the last.
“There was a time last year when I didn’t think I’d be able to tour abroad again,” Torres says part way through her show at The Louisiana. “It means so much to me that you’re all here.” And there’s no doubt that everybody in the audience is glad they’re here as well: Torres and her band sound huge and unstoppable tonight.
It’s time for Georgia’s moment in the spotlight. The bedroom pop artist has had a huge couple of years, turning heads with her breakout single, ‘Started Out’ back in 2018, and 2020 seems set to be her biggest one yet. And it’s well deserved. Her new album Seeking Thrills, her first in five years, feels like a reboot of sorts and shows off a wilder and more exuberant side of the artist.
No band seems to carry the torch for 90s alt-rock quite as well as DIIV. From the grungy sound of their debut album, Oshin to their latest Deceiver – which evokes heavy shoegaze bands such as My Bloody Valentine – that throwback feel has always been part of their charm.
For three years, Ritual Union Festival has dazzled the people of Oxford by presenting them with some of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming acts. Now it’s Bristol’s turn. Split across three of the city’s best-loved venues – SWX, The Lanes and Rough Trade – Ritual Union promises a stacked line-up that’ll get any music fan’s mouth watering.