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 →

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 →

Paramore – After Laughter: Review

Paramore are one of the bands I listened to a lot towards the end of my time at secondary school, a pretty classic case of teenage love for alternative acts that has stayed with me to this day. The band were always about frontwoman Hayley Williams, whose powerful vocals were instantly identifiable and lent a strength to what were already songs that hit hard.  But in the background there was the excellent Farro brothers, one on guitar and one on the drums, that helped make — Read more →

Songs of the Month: April 2017

What’s been a great year for music continues with some stellar tracks this month too. The theme, if there is one as such, might be that of redemption – with the artists here all releasing songs I really like after hitting a perhaps less than golden patch of music. As a heads-up for next month, though, there’s expected to be new CHVRCHES music and LCD Soundsystem perhaps too – so these tracks should count themselves lucky to enjoy their time in the limelight before being — Read more →

Songs of the Month: March 2017

The last month has been an incredible one in terms of new music, with new releases from some artists I’m very fond of.  But having fantastic new music from artists that you’ve never heard of, but that turn out to be pretty great in their own right makes things that bit better. Picking just six songs to sum up March has been tough, but here’s the cream of the musical crop as spring shuffles in: Martin Jensen – “Solo Dance” Tropical house is getting to — Read more →