LOVE LETTER TO A CLASSIC: CANNIBAL OX – THE COLD VEIN

LOVE LETTER TO A CLASSIC: CANNIBAL OX – THE COLD VEIN

Have you ever noticed when you’re insufferably cold, it’s all you can think about?  The body clenches and stutters in freezing temperatures, the mind craves warmth and refuge. Every action is shone through this prism. Pieces of music often elicit flickers of emotion, gently reviving impulses and thought trains - however, rarely do they conjure [...]

Mac Miller – Circles [Warner Records]

Mac Miller – Circles [Warner Records]

It became hard for me to reconcile excitement for this Mac Miller project. I knew that it was potentially the full stop on a tremendously diverse musical career which has seen me through my twenties. That battle inside me manifested between the forces of palpable anticipation and a melancholic hesitation both reigning blows on one [...]

SOUTHSIDERS 2019 ALBUM OF THE YEAR LISTS

SOUTHSIDERS 2019 ALBUM OF THE YEAR LISTS

It's that time of the year again when the writers of SOUTHSIDERS look back over the years' toil and decide on their individual top 5 projects of the previous year. We have also took the opportunity to collectively decide on a top 10 list this time around. This list was decided by all six of [...]

D SMOKE – INGLEWOOD HIGH (WOODWORKS RECORDS)

D SMOKE – INGLEWOOD HIGH (WOODWORKS RECORDS)

As someone who is generally loathed to watch any sort of reality TV, I was nonetheless suckered in by Netflix’s new Rhythm + Flow, where Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. look for the latest hip-hop superstar. Partly this was because R&F largely avoided the corny sentimentality and needless confrontation that other reality shows [...]