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My Culture Comforts: Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher is a no-skip album. Each song is different yet fits cohesively into the overall sound: a mix of acoustic, indie rock and swirling synths. Sometimes avoiding rhyme altogether, Bridgers lyrics are bittersweet, cynical and funny, jumping between memory, dream and fantasy through introspective fragments. ‘Moon Song’ is her most lyrically accomplished, featuring the poetic line: ‘I will wait for the next time you want me / Like a dog with a bird at your door.’ How on earth does she manage to perform it on stage without bursting into tears? Continue reading My Culture Comforts: Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers

Album Review: Into It. Over It. – Intersections

Although an oft-repeated grumble, it is resoundingly true that today’s music industry is concerned above all with accessibility, artificiality passed off as ‘the real thing’, and safe bets. Major labels are undoubtedly the biggest criminals here, and even smaller independent labels are being forced into releasing artists that may lack substance but are guaranteed to keep the bank balance healthy. However, all is not lost; … Continue reading Album Review: Into It. Over It. – Intersections