Lorde Is Back On Instagram, Reviewing Onion Rings

There’s been a rare rustling from Lorde on social media! Sadly, not on any of her official accounts, though. The alt-pop queen has been notoriously mum on her own Instagram profile since all the way back in 2018. We are pleased to report, however, that her other account is back up and running! You know, the one where she reviews onion rings. […]

Gabby Barrett’s ‘The Good Ones’ No 1 For 3rd Week

“Wow, a No. 1 single is something that is so, so special, and for this song to be No. 1 for three weeks is astonishing,” Barrett marvels. “It means the world to me to know that it has resonated with so many people. I’m thankful to our Lord Jesus, my own good one [husband] Cade, my fans for supporting me, […]

Indonesia Submarine Crew Sang a Farewell Song, Weeks Before Sinking

Below deck on their submarine, Indonesian sailors crowded around a crewman with a guitar and crooned a pop song called “Till We Meet Again.” Weeks later, the same sailors vanished deep beneath the Pacific Ocean while descending for a torpedo drill, setting off a frantic international search. Indonesian military officials said on Sunday, four days after the vessel disappeared, that […]

Hi-Res Streaming Service Qobuz Launches In Australia, NZ

Australia’s recorded music is thriving right now, largely due to streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music. Streaming powered the market to a sixth consecutive year of growth in 2020, according trade data published by ARIA in March. Subscription platforms, a category that includes Spotify and Apple Music, generated A$362 million in the calendar year 2020, up 14% […]

PJ Harding On Chris Whitley’s ‘Dirt Floor’

Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one that set off light bulbs […]

Lil Nas X, London Grammar Rule U.K.’s Charts

Meanwhile, London rapper AJ Tracey bows at No. 2 with Flu Game (Revenge Records), his sophomore album. It’s the U.K.’s most-streamed album of the chart cycle, according to the OCC, and it’s Tracey’s career high, narrowly beating the No. 3 peak of his 2019 self-titled debut. Veteran U.S. rock outfit The Offspring complete an all-new Top 3 with Let The […]