Songs in the Key of Lou #3

Songs in the Key of Lou #3

  Here we are again for another trip through the musical memories of Sleeper front-woman Louise Wener.  Each of the songs in this series of articles was mentioned by Louise in her memoir "Just for One Day". Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran Shoulder pads. Blitz kids. Supermodels. Superficial. The wonder of Duran Duran [...]

Princess of the Voodoo Beat – Anjali Bhatia and her Voodoo Queens

Princess of the Voodoo Beat – Anjali Bhatia and her Voodoo Queens

Ramshackle. Shambolic. Riotous. Riot grrrls. Girl power. Spiky. Angry. Hilarious. Playful. It was very difficult to see or hear music that wasn't, in some way or another, attached to the Britpop scene/sound/era during its peak years between 1994-97...it was everywhere.  Top of the Pops, the charts, the Chart Show (and not just on indie week), [...]

Memory Songs #10 “You are my Sister” by Antony and the Johnsons

Memory Songs #10 “You are my Sister” by Antony and the Johnsons

Antony and the Johnsons . What a terribly good name for a group. Very often in popular music groups are let down by their name (hello to the "Arctic Monkeys") and it can be very difficult for them to get past that initial hurdle. Groups can also be let down by their look (hello again [...]