Maggie Lindemann – Paranoia EP

Pop-rock with an angsty grunge filter.

Released: 22nd January 2021

At some point over the last couple of years, pop got dark.

Maybe not the surface level, unit shifting strand – but under the surface, weird things are afoot. Maggie Lindemann’s new EP is shinier and less subversive than some, but still more comfortable clad in a darker shade of black. 

Propulsive and direct, ‘Paranoia’ is effectively pop-rock with an angsty grunge filter, but it works. Opener ‘Knife Under My Pillow’ has a satisfying thump under its sweet sugar melody, ‘GASLIGHT!’ screeches and screams in a way that many others would back away from, and closer ‘It’s Not Your Fault’ finishes with a cry, not a whimper. 

Perhaps a little polished to not find itself with a foot in two camps, there’s still a lot to like.

3.0 rating
Total Score

  • cover
    Dork Radio
Declan McKenna has confirmed a new headline tour, including a night at Ally Pally
Torres has announced a new album with "rage song" 'Collect'
Sleater-Kinney have announced their eleventh studio album, 'Little Rope'