Sound of Silver: 10 Years On

When was it that you first felt old? When did you first look back on the five, ten years that have gone by and realise it had disappeared in the rear-view mirror far faster than you had imagined? I know I started to feel old pretty young.  I might have been halfway through academy (high school) when I really started to be aware of how quickly everything seemed to be going.  Of course it seems a bit daft now, to think you’re old at 13 — Read more →

Passion Pit – Tremendous Sea of Love: Review

Donald Trump is all over pop culture like a rash at the minute, and it perhaps harkens back to the conservative years gone-by of the likes of Thatcher and Reagan where a subculture broke through into the mainstream off the back of widespread dissatisfaction with public life in general. Passion Pit’s latest effort, straddling the lines between an album and an experimental EP, takes its name from a Trump campaign rally quote, but it is decidedly apolitical in its focus.  And its perhaps that detachment — Read more →

Songs of the Month: February 2017

An eclectic mix as there’s likely ever been on this list, February’s has been a mash of tunes from different places but they’ve all fused together to create a great soundtrack to the month. Hollywood Principle – “Firework” (Melad remix) Rocket League’s become a minor addiction since starting playing in the middle of the month, and this tune has become its de facto theme song.  It’s fun it’s happy and it sums up in a musical way the whimsical but modern delight that is playing — Read more →

Songs of the Month: January 2017

100% Ed Sheeran free

One series of blogs that I’ve done that fell by the wayside a little last year was songs of the month, where I’d round up the best tunes I’d discovered, or re-discovered, and share them. I already think this year has a lot of potential to be one of the best for music in a long time, so maybe it’s time to kick this off again? Alan Walker – “Alone” “Faded” was one of my favourite songs of last year, but Alan Walker’s music seems — Read more →

My Top 40 Songs of 2016

It’s safe to say that 2016 has brought a whole new meaning to “a year to be remembered by”.  It’s got to be said also that for the most part that’s been for all the wrong reason – but there’s no doubting that the year will go down in history as a turning point in so many ways. But in music, 2016 has been quiet.  Pop hits haven’t been as ever-lasting as they used to be, there were few big album releases that really set — Read more →