Lorde – “Melodrama”: Review

Lorde burst on to the scene three years ago with “Royals”, a self-penned pop hit that was all the more remarkable for her being just 17 when doing so.  She took on the mantle of and up and coming international pop star with ease, and Much like her first album “Pure Heroine”, her second outing “Melodrama” takes on a clear and defined theme that runs through all the tracks.  The first album was about glamourizing the life of a typical teenager, searching for the big — Read more →

The Scotland team I’d pick

Scotland had the narrowest of defeats draws against England on Saturday, with four minutes of ecstasy produced from Leigh Griffiths followed by a lasting moment of agony from Harry Kane from which I’m still to recover. It was almost one of the Scottish football results of this century, but alas we were foiled. The truth is though that for most of the match we were poor.  England were too, and that’s why the game finished as close as it did, but we weren’t a team — Read more →

2017 General Election Predictions

The election that no-one saw coming just two months ago is finally upon is – after what’s been an intense campaign full of highs and lows.  As a politics junkie it’s been an unexpected hit, but I’m sure most of the public are relieved that it’ll finally be over. What we’ve seen in the polls since the election started has been pretty exciting and made what looked like a Tory cakewalk into something a little more risky.  After increasing being a thumping 20 points behind, — Read more →

Why I’m Voting Labour

It’s not like me at all to be undecided.  Most of the time when a political decision comes up I take some time to weigh up the facts and reach a conclusion and support whoever agrees with that.  There’s many facets of this election that probably leave good excuses for not having the time to weigh up the facts – but the truth is I can’t balance the pros and cons between my two preferred options: the SNP and Labour. In the last General Election, — Read more →

Songs of the Month: May 2017

May was a strange month in many ways, some good moments and some not so good moments, but we’re now into the days of summer – so that’s to be celebrated, right? There’s been some very good songs out this month at least, some new, some rediscovered but all worth listening to in their own ways:   LCD Soundsystem – “Call the Police” LCD made their long, long, long awaited return at the start of May with two tracks, “Call the Police” and “American Dream”.  — Read more →