Tag Archives: 2015

Premier League 2016/17 Predictions: Where Will Your Team Finish?

Last season’s Roy of the Rovers style heroics from Leicester City was the most outstanding example of the Premier League’s unpredictability in its illustrious history. But more than that, it caused a reaction from the teams Continue reading Premier League 2016/17 Predictions: Where Will Your Team Finish?

Best of 2015: Miguel’s Wildheart

Miguel’s third album Wildheart is the sum of years of personal and professional grafting. As he spouts on ‘what’s normal anyway’, ‘I’m in a crowd and I feel alone’. Through his music, Miguel has donned the masks Continue reading Best of 2015: Miguel’s Wildheart

Listen To This: MAALA

MAALA and his mysterious moniker is a far-flung cry from his beginnings in the music industry. MAALA, real name Evan Sinton, placed third on New Zealand’s Got Talent in 2012. Sinton, with acoustic guitar in hand, covered ‘Blackbird’ by The Beatles in his audition and followed his success Continue reading Listen To This: MAALA

Listen To This: Magic City Hippies

Nothing typifies Miami more than the vibe it pervades to those that peer vicariously through its rose-tinted windows. Bikini weather is not a gift but a staple and the clink of glasses reverberates constantly across the sprawling beachfront as the palm trees wave you gently this way and that. But what brings that all together Continue reading Listen To This: Magic City Hippies

Father John Misty Live @ Southampton Guildhall: A Volatile Cocktail of Comedy, Country and Adulterated Energy

Josh Tillman has undergone a transformation of epic proportions from his days as a mawkish, slightly-less hirsute singer songwriter to now, reincarnated in his hedonistic alter ego Father John Misty. As he reveals on ‘Everyman Needs A Companion’, tonight’s opening song, Continue reading Father John Misty Live @ Southampton Guildhall: A Volatile Cocktail of Comedy, Country and Adulterated Energy

Tame Impala: Their Top 10 Tracks

With their 3rd album, Currents, charting highly across the globe in 2015 and their recent win at the Brit Awards for Best International Group, Tame Impala have certainly cemented themselves as a household act. Continue reading Tame Impala: Their Top 10 Tracks

Is Dreams Proof that Beck could be a Popstar?

A man renowned for navigating the wicked waters of the relentlessly mutating music industry, Beck returns with ‘Dreams‘, his first single since his surprise Album of the Year win at the 2015 Grammy Awards with his 12th album, Morning Phase. Continue reading Is Dreams Proof that Beck could be a Popstar?

Album Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

When Vampire Weekend first arrived on the scene with their synonymous debut with such a polished sound, most of us wondered how they would eventually transcend that album. They reeked of exoticism in the form of preppy Oxford shirts, Ivy League educations and a knowledge of politics and architecture Continue reading Album Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Album Review: Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People

Listen to Ezra Furman and you quickly get the idea that the gate between his mouth and the witty utterances swirling around his mind was forced violently from its hinges a long time ago. Perpetual Motion People, on the whole, is a tale of self-destruction and insecurity. Continue reading Album Review: Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People

Co-operator

The elevator music was killing me. They installed a small speaker  five years ago without any warning. It would pump out noise. Not music, just noise. I preferred the classics but more than that I preferred the silence. I’d managed to cope with it over time.
I enjoyed the control. I’d twisted that golden limb a thousand times for the best part of three decades and even when they told me where we were going, I’d always have the final say on where and when we stopped. Continue reading Co-operator