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Perfectionism and poverty: why musicians struggle with mental health
The Guardian

When Jess Cornelius named her 2016 album Give Up on Your Health, she did so as a warning to herself not to get sick – physically, or mentally. As an artist, she couldn’t afford it. The musician, who performs as Teeth & Tongue, has just swapped Melbourne for LA. Sounds great, except she found that sorting out visas, tax, social security numbers and bank accounts leaves little time for creativity. Being a musician is dispiriting, she says.

The Guardian covers Ezra Furman’s London Show
The Guardian

““This is weird, huh?” says Ezra Furman, genuinely mystified. “What happened here? Two thousand people at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. What the hell happened here?”

We’re just two songs into an hour-and-50 minute set from Furman and his band, the Boy-Friends. As they move breathlessly from the itchy, life-affirming pop of Anything Can Happen to the searing, Bo Diddley-indebted At the Bottom of the Ocean, it’s impossible not to love and admire them in equal measure.”

The Guardian Interviews Mac DeMarco
The Guardian

“DeMarco is one of the most distinctive songwriters in modern guitar music, his songs recalling the hazy romance of a more innocent era, a sound that rouses an incongruously seething mosh pit from the DeMarco-clones at his raucous gigs…”

The Guardian reviews Mikal Cronin’s MCIII
The Guardian

Mikal Cronin might not be the best-known of California’s latterday garage-rock pack, but he is perhaps the keenest to experiment. On his third album, MCIII, you can practically hear him rubbing his hands with glee as he stuffs his songs with joyous strings and horns, which couch his most emphatic and vulnerable moments.

The Guardian profiles Mac DeMarco
The Guardian

DeMarco’s lovable jackassery has helped make him a kind of brohemian hero, but it’s his talents as a songwriter that have sustained the love. Sometimes sleazy, always sincere, his songs have a kind of slacker-stealth to them…

Ty Segall’s Twins reviewed on The Guardian
The Guardian

“Ultimately, the appeal of Twins – and Segall – rests not so much on the individual tunes, tuneful as they may be. You put one of these sneery, sweet, hyperactive, electric records on as a force field to ward off the dead, grey creep of the everyday, to remind you what a good time sounds like.”