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Zena Grieg




Profiles


Aruba Red


Zena Grieg examines a new song and video from Jack Bruce's daughter Aruba Red, which reflects on her own journey and battle with depression.




Kate Daisy Grant
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous

Zena Grieg previews vocalist/composer Kate Daisy Grant's new album which explores world lullabies.
Zena Grieg profiles this year's Glasgow Summer Sessions which will take place in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow between the 16th and 25th August.
Zena Grieg profiles this year’s Boomtown Festival which will include sets from Lauryn Hill, Prophets of Rage, the Streets, UB40 and Gogol Bordello.
Zena Grieg profiles this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals which will take place between the 23rd and 25th August.


Favourite Albums




Oasis
Garbage

Zena Greig enjoys Oasis' new double live CD which captures the two infamous sell-out concerts they played at Knebwoth in 1996.
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Zena Greig reflects on Garbage's 2001 third album 'Beautiful Garbage', which is being released in a remastered, expanded version.


Reviews



Marina
Courtney Barnett
Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Alicia Keys

Appealing combination of the political with the personal on surprising and enjoyable fifth album from Welsh singer-songwriter Marina which originally released last year has now come out in a deluxe edition
Understated but uplifting third album from Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett
Urgent and reflective fourteenth album from Neil Young with with his original backing group Crazy Horse
Versatile double album from Alicia Keys which is split into two parts, one consisting of new songs, and the other of reworkings of songs from her back catalogue


Kelly Clarkson
Elbow
Damon Albarn
Self Esteem

Appealing mix or covers and original material on second Christmas album from American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson
Reflective and soulful ninth album from much acclaimed Manchester quartet Elbow which was written and recorded during lockdown
Evocative and intriguing second album for innovative ex-Blur musician/songwriter Damon Albarn upon which he moves into new territory
Unflinchingly honest and bittersweet second akbum from Self Esteem, the nom de plume for Yorkshire-based experimental musician Rebecca Taylor


Eric Devries
Lana Del Ray
Roger Taylor
Ro Myra

Intimate but melancholic fourth album from Utrecht-based singer-songwriter and musician Eric Devries which proves to be ne of the best Americana albums to come out of the Netherlands in recent years.
Reflective and stripped back new album, her second this year, from bestselling American singer-songwriter Lana del Ray
Reflective and versatile sixth solo album and first in eight years from Queen drummer Roger Taylor
Evocative and multi-layered debut album from Nebraska-raised, now Nashville-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter Ro Myra


Yebba
Kacey Musgraves
Halsey
Maisie Peters

Poignant and diverse debut album from Memphis -born singer-songwriter Yebba
Emotive and adventurous new album from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves which was inspired by her recent marriage break-up and divorce
Gritty and thought=provoking rock on latest album from Halsey, who came out as non-binary earlier this year
Introspective debut album from Sussex singer-songwriter Maisie Peters which reflects on her ransition from adolescence into adulthood


Lorde
Killers
Billie Eilish
Yola

Reflective and stripped-back third album from acclaimed New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde
Cinematic and reflective new album from The Killers, which was inspired by frontman Brandon Flowers' return to his small and conservative home town in Utah.
Compelling and thoughtful second album from multi-award-winning singer Billie Eilish
Eclectic and fiery second album from powerhouse Bristol-born and now Nashville-based singer-songwriter Yola


Clairo
Inhaler
Jack Savoretti
Garbage

Intimate but frank and socially conscious second album from American singer-songwriter Clairo
Eclectic and exuberant debut album rom bestselling Irish band Inhaler
Enjoyable retro and European-influenced seventh album from bestselling singer-songwriter ack Savoretti
Uncompromising yet reflective new album from much acclaimed alternative rockers Garbage






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