Songs of the Month: June 2017

Continuing what’s been a fantastic year for music is another month worth of great tunes.  At this point I’ve already added about as many songs to my iTunes library as I have throughout 2016, and there’s still albums to come from LCD Soundsystem, The Killers and potentially CHVRCHES too – so things can still get better! Here’s my pick of the bunch from this month: Lorde – “Perfect Places” Melodrama was a great album, with lots of tracks that are easily some of the best — Read more →

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 →