The Cathartic Power of Ralph Kaminski

There is a pop artist on the Polish music scene that captivates overly-sensitive millennials like no other. His influence and nearly-iconic status could be compared to the effect Tom Odell had on some Brits seven or eight years ago, or maybe Marina (this one) with the introduction of her Family Jewels at the beginning of … Continue reading The Cathartic Power of Ralph Kaminski

I really don’t want livestreams to replace touring

Madison Beer performing songs from her debut album Life Support on livestream If I see another artist announce a livestream concert, I will throw up. The beginning of this year was really tough. That's because nothing had changed when it first started. We all observed people on the internet last Christmas, somehow annoyingly announcing that … Continue reading I really don’t want livestreams to replace touring

Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over The Country Club – first impressions / review

Standard Edition album cover A few things before we actually start. One - it's not really a review, but if that will make this post more googleable, I'm down. Two - this post is not based on any leaks. My limited edition red vinyl with alternative cover arrived by post today, despite Apple Music apparently … Continue reading Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over The Country Club – first impressions / review

Scotland has lost an underappreciated icon. A tribute to SOPHIE.

It's Charli XCX's glitchy, often challenging music that made me appreciate pop in a completely different way. After trying to make it as a (sort of) pop-punk star, she reinvented herself with an industrial-sounding, mind-fucking single Vroom Vroom. The producer behind it was SOPHIE. A true visionary, Glasgow-born music producer, DJ, songwriter and singer. That's … Continue reading Scotland has lost an underappreciated icon. A tribute to SOPHIE.

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‚Äôs 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