Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Bombay Bicycle Club, The Big Moon, Soccer Mommy and a whole load more!
Order a copy
February 2020
Album review

Christine and the Queens - Chris

All eyes on Chris.
Label: Because Music
Released: 21st September 2018
Rating: ★★★★
Christine and the Queens - Chris
Published: 9:43 pm, September 18, 2018Words: Stephen Ackroyd.

Christine and the Queen stands out. In a galaxy of pop stars, she’s unique. It’s not just that French flair that marks her as something special. A true artist in all forms, she’s able to capture every eyeball - and never more than here, with new album ‘Chris’.

Creating an ultra-confident persona only adds further fire to the flames. From the velvet slide of opener ‘Comme si’, it’s a construct that levels up on the already brilliant work of debut ‘Chaleur Humaine’.

It’s that first track to arrive from the record ‘Girlfriend’ that really stands out - though. From its opening greeting to the stuttering swearing within, it audibly struts, its gigantic ego carefully walking the tightrope between brilliance and arrogance. With the scene set, others take their chance to shine, from the blue sky vibes of ‘5 dollars’ to the blooping electro-funk of ‘Damn (what must a woman do)’.

Far more than just a concept for a record, it’s a successful artistic experiment that demands attention. All eyes on Chris.

Give all this a try

Inhaler are kicking off their 2020 with a brand new banger, 'We Have To Move On'
Listen

Inhaler are kicking off their 2020 with a brand new banger, 'We Have To Move On'

It's the first new material from the Dork-approved four piece as they embark on a big year of buzz.
Georgia, Seeking Thrills: "I like darkness in pop music"
Feature

Georgia, Seeking Thrills: "I like darkness in pop music"

2019 saw Georgia return with a string of absolute bloody bangers. Now, as 2020 rolls around, she’s proving there’s far more from where they came.
Bright Eyes have returned with a new label and live plans
Eyes wide!

Bright Eyes have returned with a new label and live plans

Conor Oberst and co. are back! Back!! Back!!!
Kendrick Lamar is coming to London this summer to headline BST Hyde Park
Festivals

Kendrick Lamar is coming to London this summer to headline BST Hyde Park

He'll be supported by James Blake and Brittany Howard.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing