It's time - as we do every Thursday at midday - to bring you another pop classic that never was and give it the time to shine it deserves with Pop Essays. This week: our first single release of this series that (unjustly) failed to chart... Artist: Andrea Corr Song: Champagne From A Straw Release … Continue reading Pop Essays #15: Andrea Corr, ‘Champagne From A Straw’
Welcome to this week's Pop Essays, our regular series offering a chance to revisit some of the lesser started gems of pop music and rightly giving them the chance to shine. This week: an early discovery from one of the biggest shows on British TV in the 00s that truly didn't deserve to get away... … Continue reading Pop Essays #14: Maria Lawson, ‘Sleepwalking’
There are many great things that the advancement of mobile technology has given us over the years since we inherited a stocky old brick of a Sony Ericsson from our sister via our late uncle, the same phone that had survived an unfortunate baptism in a bucket of undiluted bleach. Over the last two decades, … Continue reading An Airplane M-Ode.
Readers may recall that back at Christmas I wrote about my personal ranking of festive chocolate. I said a couple of things in that particular blog post which I think I need to add a couple of disclaimers on. Firstly, I said that Christmas was my main time of year to eat chocolate. Secondly, I … Continue reading Cadbury Mini Eggs are the God of all Easter chocolate: discuss.
Howdy! Firstly before we start a quick Happy Easter to you all. Secondly - time for this week's Pop Essays, as we revisit another lost gem of a track from the mists of pop time. This week: one of the greatest songs you've probably never heard by the greatest pop production team of the 00s... … Continue reading Pop Essays #13: Frank, ‘Never Left A Girl’
Welcome to this week's Pop Essays, as I cast my eye over another lost gem from my music listening adventures of the last two decades or so and give previously overlooked moments of brilliance the spotlight they deserve. Without any ado, let's get down to this week's one... Artist: Tyler James Song: Why Do I … Continue reading Pop Essays #12: Tyler James, ‘Why Do I Do?’
Shining light on more lesser spotted gems from my personal back catalogue of music, it's time once again for this week's Pop Essays post. This week: the story of how one childhood musical memory begat another for 9 year old me... Artist: Deetah Song: Relax Release Date: 14/09/1998 Writers: Mark Knopfler / Anders Bagge / … Continue reading Pop Essays #11: Deetah, ‘Relax’
Hello and welcome to this week's Pop Essays, our weekly series of posts where we give new light to those lesser shined on gems from our Spotify library. This week: a boundary breaking cut of Scando electropop from the mid 00s... Artist: Annie Song: Heartbeat Release Date: 07/03/2005 Writers: Anne Lilia Berge Strand / Svein … Continue reading Pop Essays #10: Annie, ‘Heartbeat’
Good afternoon, it's Thursday and time as always for our latest post in the Pop Essays series, where we bring you a second light on forgotten gems from pop music history. Bit of a first this week, as I write about my first non-single of the series... Artist: Siobhan Donaghy Song: Man Without Friends Release … Continue reading Pop Essays #9: Siobhan Donaghy, ‘Man Without Friends’
Hello and welcome to this week's Pop Essays, your weekly series where we bring new light to those forgotten pop gems of years gone by. This week: anyone fancy a British invasion of America? Then read on... Artist: BBMak Song: Back Here Release Date: 16/08/1999 (Original) / 12/02/2001 (Reissue) Writers: Christian Burns / Mark Barry … Continue reading Pop Essays #8: BBMak, ‘Back Here’