#SongoftheWeek: Shakespears Sister – ‘All the Queen’s Horses’

ARTIST: Shakespears Sister SONG: All the Queen's Horses SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Twice now the unthinkable has happened for pop fans of a certain era in the last couple of years. And both of those unthinkable instances have involved one Siobhan Fahey. After burying the hatchet with her old … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Shakespears Sister – ‘All the Queen’s Horses’

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The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 21)

Revisiting the hits and sounds of the UK singles chart 20 years ago, this is The Story of Pop: 1999. This week: the UK's then hottest new dance music genre around makes a triumphant surge to the very top of the chart via a much in demand floorfiller... 1999 undoubtedly saw the rise of one … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 21)

Why ‘A Royal Team Talk’ is the most important TV show you’ll watch this year

BBC One devoted fifty minutes of its schedule on Sunday evening after the 10 O'Clock News to a programme featuring several well known footballers talking. Nothing new there, you would think. Except this time, it was of real importance, as they opened up a conversation that has long been needed in such a primetime slot. … Continue reading Why ‘A Royal Team Talk’ is the most important TV show you’ll watch this year

#CrazyStupidGig: Olly Murs (@ollyofficial), All the Hits Tour (London, O2 Arena, 18th May 2019)

It's 8:30pm on an overcast but pleasant Saturday evening in May on the most south easterly banks of the river Thames in London. And as the house lights dim and the screens flash up, someone looking very much like Olly Murs is trying (and thus far failing) to get past security and into the O2 … Continue reading #CrazyStupidGig: Olly Murs (@ollyofficial), All the Hits Tour (London, O2 Arena, 18th May 2019)

#SongoftheWeek: Paige Cavell – ‘Predators and Monsters’

ARTIST: Paige Cavell SONG: Predators and Monsters SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? It's not unfair to say that opinion has been sharply divided in the pop debating chamber in recent months. Chiefly, have pop production titans Xenomania still got it? Case for the prosecution lies with Brian Higgins and co's … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Paige Cavell – ‘Predators and Monsters’