Jess Grant

Spotlight: California X

“Lush and loud, but down to earth.” This is how Lemmy Gurtowsky describes his band, California X – the sludge-boppers who have spent the best part of 2013 tearing down “guitar music is dead” naysayers, […]

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Listing: 5 Fascinating Lyrics From David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’

The Next Day meditates on a couple of recurring and sometimes intertwining themes: the futility of fame and the inevitability of death. These are two things that David Bowie has had to come to terms […]

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Spotlight: Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts are unapologetically New York. Or so they like to think. “New York felt like my home before I moved there,” claimed front man, Andrew Savage, in a recent interview with the ailing music […]

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Song Review: Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’

  Ah, the divorce song. From The Who’s “A Legal Matter”, to Tammy Wynette‘s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” to the entire Rumours album, no genre is spared from separation. And now that she has officially headed to splitsville […]

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Woody at 100: 5 Essential Woody Guthrie Lyrics

  Woody Guthrie is not the household name that he should be.The so-called ‘father of protest’ spent his whole life prolifically penning on the plights of the migrant workers, working class and poor, through the Great […]

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Song Review: Flo Rida – ‘Whistle’

  Flo Rida ascends the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “Whistle,” a song which is, in short, a lesson in fellatio. A shoddy lesson it should be said. After all, Rida’s ‘instructions’ comically counteract the […]

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Song Review: Frank Ocean – ‘Sweet Life’

  Frank Ocean returned the focus to his music this week with the Pharrell Williams produced “Sweet Life,” the second taster from his quickly landmarking debut studio album, Channel Orange. The song’s lounge-jazz soundscape is […]

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Song Review: Calvin Harris – ‘Let’s Go’ (feat. Ne-Yo)

According to a range of eschatological theories, the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. And while I personally do not tune into said beliefs, I still recognize life could end at any given moment […]

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Album Review: Twin Shadow – ‘Confess’

Although it was the driving force behind his deliciously lovesick debut, Forget, Twin Shadow has grown tired of a broken heart. With Confess, George Lewis Jr. re-emerges collar up, pedal down, ring fence around his affections. Opener “Golden Light,” […]

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Album Review: The Flaming Lips – ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’

The Flaming Lips‘ front man, Wayne Coyne, has spent the last few months giving fans insider access into the recording of Heady Fwends – a collaborative studio album, initially compiled for Record Store Day, and now receiving a […]

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About Jess Grant

Jess Grant is a UK-based staff writer for SongLyrics. Her articles were initially published by local newspapers and zines; she now writes reviews and features for a wide range of international, award winning art publications.