Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2020: Nominations and Vote for Reader’s Choice

It is with great pleasure that I announce the nominations for my annual End of Year Prizes. It's our last blog of the year that we do every Boxing Day, to look back on the year that's just gone and celebrate what's been great and good about it. Obviously, things are a little bit different … Continue reading Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2020: Nominations and Vote for Reader’s Choice

#CrazyStupidAlbum: McFly (@mcflymusic) – ‘Young Dumb Thrills’

15th November 2010. That was the last time, almost 10 years to the day, that McFly last released a full studio album. Said album - Above the Noise - is probably still up there with Spice Girls' Forever and The Human League's Crash as a potentially brilliant but wonkily executed tap into an unexpected territory … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: McFly (@mcflymusic) – ‘Young Dumb Thrills’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: Little Mix (@LittleMix) – ‘Confetti’ / Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) – ‘Disco’

There are many things about 2020 that we'll all be quick to try and forget about once it passes. But one positive thing is that for the first time in a very long while, where pop music is concerned, it has caused everyone involved to pull their socks up a little. In short, this year … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Little Mix (@LittleMix) – ‘Confetti’ / Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) – ‘Disco’

#CrazyStupidBook: Bananarama – “Really Saying Something”

Take yourselves back now, to a time when the Spice Girls were just a twinkle in their creator's eye, and when Little Mix were but mere specks in the pop constellations. The year is 1979, and childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward have just moved from outside Bristol into the YWCA in London. Little … Continue reading #CrazyStupidBook: Bananarama – “Really Saying Something”

#PositiveInstagramPeople (26/10/2020)

Time as always to kickstart a new week on the blog with a gentle proffer in the direction of another bright corner of the social media sphere with #PositiveInstagramPeople. It's where you can get to know more about another brilliant social media account to follow that's bringing something positive, uplifting or inspiring to other's feeds … Continue reading #PositiveInstagramPeople (26/10/2020)

#PositiveInstagramPeople (05/10/2020)

After some uplifting, inspiring or just generally great new people to be following on your social media? Then you need to get to know our latest #PositiveInstagramPeople. Each and every Monday, we point you in the general direction of another brilliant social media account to follow that's bringing something positive, uplifting or inspiring to other's … Continue reading #PositiveInstagramPeople (05/10/2020)

#CrazyStupidTV: Little Mix – The Search (BBC One, 26th September)

"Listen up, we're looking for recruits / If you're with me let me see your hands / Stand up and Salute". So sang the Little Mix ladies on their massive hit single from 2014. Now, almost 10 years after they became the first ever group to win The X Factor, they are launching a brand … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Little Mix – The Search (BBC One, 26th September)