Mike McKenzie on future plans, playing TRNSMT and winning Singer-Songwriter of the year [interview]

Mike McKenzie is an Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter and the winner of BBC Radio Scotland Singer-Songwriter of the Year 2019. His gorgeous piano ballad Love Like This won the jury over and became his biggest hit on streaming services to date. For my HND college course, as well as my potential new series Basically, Music, I interviewed … Continue reading Mike McKenzie on future plans, playing TRNSMT and winning Singer-Songwriter of the year [interview]

Lana Del Rey songs ranked from worst to best

With the release of Lana Del Rey's sixth full-length, major label studio album Chemtrails Over The Country Club just around the corner, I decided to put together a subjective list of all her songs ranked from worst to best. Please note that the list only includes album tracks available for streaming in the United Kingdom, … Continue reading Lana Del Rey songs ranked from worst to best

Lily Allen: ripped ball gowns, cigarettes and salty lyrics

There’s something fascinating about music stars who have a love/hate relationship with their career or even treat it with a little bit of disrespect. The big divas who after a couple of successful records, whether we're talking inter- or just nationally, dramatically announce the end of their career. Most of the time, they blame it … Continue reading Lily Allen: ripped ball gowns, cigarettes and salty lyrics

Quarantine playlist: my favourite songs of 2020 so far

It's unbelievable what this coronavirus has done to all of us. We're stuck at home, bombarded by videos of Instagram models working out in their apartments, teaching us how to use pots and pans to increase the effectiveness of push-ups. Stars like Miley Cyrus or Charli XCX do Instagram story live streams daily, interviewing each … Continue reading Quarantine playlist: my favourite songs of 2020 so far

The worst songs I heard in 2019

Coldplay – Everyday Life I try not to listen to Coldplay. Despite hating when people divide artists’ discographies into “good old” and “crappy new” stuff, I have to admit that Coldplay should have ended at its peak with Mylo Xyloto and the viral single Paradise. Or maybe even earlier, sometime around “Fix You”, which is … Continue reading The worst songs I heard in 2019

5 reasons why Norman Fucking Rockwell! should win the Grammy for Album of the year

Lana Del Rey certainly isn't Recording Academy's sweetheart. Despite having released six albums and scoring some iconic career moments such as the success of Young and Beautiful from The Great Gatsby, she still hasn't managed to earn music's most important trophy. Del Rey has always been neglected by the Grammys. She was, in fact, nominated for the … Continue reading 5 reasons why Norman Fucking Rockwell! should win the Grammy for Album of the year

A few words about Eurovision 2019

We all know what Eurovision is like - sparkly, camp, colourful, over the top competition in which European countries(well, mostly) compete with each other to win the crystal trophy, which gives the winner nothing but fame. The extravagant contest is responsible for introducing some really good recording artists to the general public (us!), whether it's … Continue reading A few words about Eurovision 2019