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Dirty Projectors - Up In Hudson

A beautiful thing.
Dirty Projectors - Up In Hudson
Published: 2:10 pm, January 20, 2017
A beautiful thing.



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If last September’s grainy, pitch-shift-soaked ‘Keep Your Name’ was a slightly muted, downbeat return to Dirty Projectors’ world, after David Longstreth’s shifts with the likes of Joanna Newsom, Solange and the fearsome threesome of Rihanna, Kanye West and that ‘Paul McCartney guy...’, ‘Up In Hudson’ definitely suggests that their upcoming self-titled album could see them back at their weird, wonderful best.

Like much of their high watermark ‘Bitte Orca’, this is a wonky, off-kilter r’n’b jam, with Longstreth spinning the tale of a relationship both personal and musical, from punk rock meet cute beginning to reflective, bittersweet end: a story he knows all too well.

It's full of warm brass, perfectly pitched oohs and aahs, and growling synth stabs. And, in the moment when Longstreth sings “First time ever I kissed your mouth/We both felt time stop”, the music does just that - if you don’t feel an ache in your heart, you should probably check your pulse. A beautiful thing. Rob Mesure

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With the release of her new project ‘Clarity’, Kim Petras has well and truly arrived
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With the release of her new project ‘Clarity’, Kim Petras has well and truly arrived

Kim Petras is a banger machine. ‘Do Me’, ‘Heart To Break’, ‘Feeling of Falling’, ‘I Don’t Want It At All’ - it’s just pop hit after pop hit. "I feel real confidence now," she explains, "and that’s really amazing."
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The London one-dayer pits indie darlings against fuzzy pigs.
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Florence + the Machine brings out the hits at BST Hyde Park

She topped a bill that also hosted The National, Let's Eat Grandma, Blood Orange and more.
The new issue of Dork, featuring Sam Fender is out now!
New issue

The new issue of Dork, featuring Sam Fender is out now!

We've been 'oop North' with our mate Sam for our brand new issue.
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