#ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 9

Time once again to hop in our pop DeLorean and rewind back to the UK chart hits from five points in the last 25 years in this exact week with #ThrowbackTunesday.  As always, before we get to this week's featured song, let's see who's on this week's Spotify playlist... 1993: Suede - Animal Nitrate 1998: … Continue reading #ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 9


All New #TweetHeeHee: Episode 4

Welcome to the start of a brand new week on the blog people - and one that is apparently set to be quite a Siberian one where the weather is concerned!  But don't let an Arctic blast of snow and frost chill your cockles - warm up instead with this week's all new installment of … Continue reading All New #TweetHeeHee: Episode 4

Nicole and Natalie: from All Saints to Appleton – ‘Everything’s Eventual’ at 15

I've spoken many a time before on the blog about life after hugely successful pop bands - solo efforts from former members of girl groups in particular being my Mastermind specialist subject. And particularly, my love of those albums or singles from such artists that weren't broadly commercial or mainstream, but for whatever reason I … Continue reading Nicole and Natalie: from All Saints to Appleton – ‘Everything’s Eventual’ at 15

#SongoftheWeek: George Ezra – ‘Paradise’

ARTIST: George Ezra SONG: Paradise SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? With his long awaited second album finally due for release in a matter of weeks, and with his new '...And Friends' podcast series racing up the iTunes chart, George Ezra continues to deliver the future hits in waiting. 'Paradise' is … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: George Ezra – ‘Paradise’

#CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls (Channel 4, 8th February)

It's official. We have a new comedy love in our life, and it's an absolute beauty of a show all the way from Derry. Or, as nominal lead protagonist, 15 year old Erin Quinn puts it in the opening episode of Channel 4's surprise new sitcom smash of this year, 'Londonderry, depending on your persuasion'. … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls (Channel 4, 8th February)