Album Review: The National – Sleep Well Beast (4AD)

An experimental sonic and lyrical treat The National’s Bryce Dessner seems to be everywhere, he works on so many other projects: the Revenant OST, a ballet, the Planetarium song cycle… Read more

P9 Signature playlist by Nicholas Parker

Grammy Award winning London Symphony Orchestra producer Nicholas Parker picks his favourite tracks which bring P9 Signature to life. P9 Signature; the headphones that are the result and celebration of… Read more

Film Soundtrack Review: Baby Driver

Breaking the fourth sonic wall When you think of a fast paced action film involving cars, what imagery springs to mind? Well, you certainly wouldn’t be wrong in thinking of… Read more

Recipe for music by Speech Debelle

One of the highlights of the Sound System 17 stage at the WOMAD Festival this summer was seeing Speech Debelle perform tracks from her third album tantil before i breathe.… Read more

Album Review: Micah P. Hinson – Presents The Holy Strangers (Full Time Hobby)

Gothic opera Having Listened to this fabulously dark tale of gothic Americana it’s no surprise to discover that Micah P. Hinson grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household. The track… Read more

Album Review: Iron & Wine – Beast Epic (Sub Pop)

Time traveller Sam Beam’s music is very much about the journey rather than the destination, but his journeys are over time rather than space. On his first album in four… Read more

These Woods (Human Made): a track by KLARA, Bowers & Wilkins and Volvo

From its beginnings as a compelling advert soundtrack to a fully recorded, produced and released song, “These Woods (Human Made)” is music inspired by the creative partnership between Bowers &… Read more

Festival No. 6: A Sound System debut

Sound travels. And Sound System will reach another destination this September, finding itself for the first time ever in the stunning village of Portmeirion in North Wales for a festival… Read more

Sonic Meditations #3: Brazil’s Deaf Drummers

For the third in broadcaster and journalist Emma Warren‘s regular column on listening, she travels to São Paulo, Brazil and brings the story of the incredible deaf drummers of Som… Read more