Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

It's so easy to laugh It's so easy to hate It takes guts to be gentle and kind ("I Know It's Over", Morrissey/Marr) ...thou shalt love one another (Matthew 22:39, King James Bible) "The fat one is repulsive" "Go kill yourself" "Fat singing whale" (Anonymous, Twitter)   Let's start with this; the world is full [...]

Strange One

Strange One

This is the sound of youth. Frantic. Frenetic. Furious. Frenzied. Fast. Flirtatious. Fabulous. I know. You are just like me and your youth was rarely, if ever, any of those things...at least not for any extended period of time.  In truth my own adolescence was a messy blend of acne, angst, anxiety and self-loathing.  These [...]

Automatic – Too Much Money

Automatic – Too Much Money

One of the most exciting new bands of 2019 are Automatic. Boys with Liam Gallaghers old haircut and a mistaken belief that only music played by four geezers in parkas is any good will disagree. Good. Their brooding, yet euphoric, blend of electro-pop, film scores (specifically the work of John Carpenter) and achingly cool retro [...]

World Citizen – My Life Story

World Citizen – My Life Story

It is nearly twenty years since the last album from My Life Story. A lot has happened since the year 2000. Even more has changed. Kevin Spacey won the best actor award at the 72nd Academy Awards. I doubt there will be a comeback for Kevin this year. The best selling single of the year [...]

The Salad Way – Album Review

The Salad Way – Album Review

Are you ready to be heartbroken? Or at least ready to have your heart broken and then pieced back together again? Of course not, how could you be? A new Salad album is on its way. Butterflies in your stomach? Of course you do. You're excited. Who wouldn't be. "I love Salad" you are thinking. [...]