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The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I have very little doubt that, if I had actually seen it, Grimes' video for her Janelle Monáe collab "Venus Fly" would be on this…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2017 - 1:23 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

My fellow gummers, 'tis with a heavy heart that I let you know today is my last day on staff at Stereogum. I picked a…
Stereogum | January 13, 2017 - 5:22 pm

More Sampha stories

Thom Yorke, Sampha, The Coup, & More Make Oscars’ Best Original Song Shortlist

The Oscars’ Best Original Song shortlist has just been revealed. According to Deadline, the list includes "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, Thom Yorke's "Suspirium"
Julia Gray | December 17, 2018 - 8:21 pm

Watch Sampha Perform With Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, serpentwithfeet, & Kelsey Lu On Corden

If you're gonna be on a late-night show, why not bring your cool friends along with you? That's basically what Sampha did for his appearance…
James Rettig | November 30, 2018 - 9:50 am

Sampha – “Treasure”

Since releasing his beautiful 2017 album Process, British soul singer Sampha has stayed fairly quiet, sharing the odd Solange cover and popping up on songs…
Peter Helman | October 12, 2018 - 10:49 am

Everything Is Recorded – “Everything Is Recorded” (Feat. Sampha & Owen Pallett)

XL label head Richard Russell is releasing his first full-length under the name Everything Is Recorded tomorrow. Today, he's shared the project's eponymous track, which…
James Rettig | February 15, 2018 - 12:37 pm

Everything Is Recorded – “Show Love” (Feat. Syd & Sampha)

XL Recordings label head Richard Russell unveiled his Everything Is Recorded project earlier this year with the Close But Not Quite EP, where he uses…
James Rettig | October 19, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Sampha Wins 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize

The Hyundai Mercury Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Last year, the prize went to Skepta,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 14, 2017 - 5:28 pm

Everything Is Recorded – “Mountains Of Gold” (Feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki, & Kamasi Washington) Video

When you own a big-deal record label like XL Recordings, you can get all sorts of people to guest on your songs. Close But Not
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 8:06 pm

Everything Is Recorded – “Close But Not Quite” (Feat. Sampha) Video

Everything Is Recorded is the new project of XL Recordings label head and curator Richard Russell, and he released his debut EP under name, Close
James Rettig | July 12, 2017 - 12:37 pm

Sampha – “Cranes In The Sky” (Solange Cover)

Sampha worked on several songs off of Solange's stunning 2016 LP A Seat At The Table, but at the UK's Glastonbury Festival, he decided to…
Peter Helman | July 2, 2017 - 1:52 pm

Stream Everything Is Recorded (XL’s Richard Russell) Close But Not Quite EP

XL Recordings label head Richard Russell's new project Everything Is Recorded is a focal point in this month's excellent New Yorker profile of the London-based…
James Rettig | May 12, 2017 - 11:02 am

Watch Sampha’s Short Film Process

After years of being one of the most exciting forces in music, the weary and emotive piano man Sampha finally released his debut album Process
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2017 - 9:51 am

Hear Sampha Cover Drake’s “Controlla” In The BBC Live Lounge

The introspective UK singer Sampha has recorded with Drake a number of times over the years, and on Drake's new album More Life, Sampha gets…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 9:00 am

Hear Two New Songs From Sampha & Richard Russell

Richard Russell is the man behind XL Recordings, and he's also a prolific producer in his own right. Russell worked with Gil Scott-Heron on I'm
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2017 - 10:47 am

Watch Sampha, Jenn Wasner, & Brandi Carlile Sing “Nothing Compares 2 U” In A Google Pixel Commercial

Sampha, who released his debut album earlier this month, appears in a Google Pixel commercial that aired during the Grammys broadcast. The ad features a…
James Rettig | February 12, 2017 - 11:10 pm
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