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Miguel – Coffee

Pick a star in the sky, we’ll both say goodbye No matter how many times I listen to Coffee by Miguel, I can’t help shake the feeling that it’s the Millennial successor to Spandau Ballets [in]famous track True, which I know sounds weird but let me explain. A while back I remembering reading a piece in the…


HEALTH – Stonefist!

And we both know, love’s not in our hearts! It’s probably down to my own love of the three and half minute pop song but Industrial isn’t really a type of music that I’m mega into. Like most music fans I’ve dipped my toe into the sound palette through it’s most notable artists – Throbbing Gristle and Nine…


Day Wave – Nothing At All

What Am I Good For? Somebody tell me! If there is a unifying theme that defines young adult life in the developed Internet age, it’s the abundance of choice. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2am in the morning and you fancy a spot of shopping because ASOS or Amazon will probably sate that desire. Is the struggle…


Julio Bashmore – Holding On

I don’t know why, why I adore you? I haven’t previously bought into the idea that Julio Bashmore was as ‘hot shit’ as most of the music press and my pals were saying. It might have been that most of the people hyping his music were snapback sporting twats with wanky top knot hair cuts…


Sufjan Stevens – Fourth Of July

Everything was fiction, future and prediction In his 2001 book Fooled By Randomness, academic Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced an idea he called ‘Black Swan Theory‘. He hypothesised that there are events in human history that are so extreme that they complete alter our perception of the world after they’ve happened. His ideas are supposed to applied…


Taylor Swift – Style

“What you heard is true but I can’t stop thinking about you…” Taylor Swift: Style Taylor Swift’s 1989 was among my favourite records of 2014; the album is pop in weaponised form, so potent that it leaves listeners with little choice but to obey its siren call. However, what really makes 1989 stand out in T-Swizzles…


Pop Smarts – Sep ’14

Put simply, here’s [edit] radio’s list of the best pop music which for one reason or another is still flying a little under the radar, best listen as (sarcasm alert!) it won’t be cool to like these artists for long: Karen Harding In the wake of Keisza it seems like every talent manager and his cookie cutter…


New: Meghan Trainor ‘All About That Bass’

“All the right junk, in all the right the places” “Right place, right time” or so the saying goes. It’s a truism for success in the music industry that audiences often assume happens by accident, but in reality is the predictive talent of musicians and  marketing men to know what we’re going to like next before we even knew…