#CrazyStupidAlbum: All Saints – ‘Testament’

If 'Red Flag', 2016's superb renaissance album (we don't like saying comeback, it doesn't seem right in this context) was the sound of All Saints rediscovering their musical identity, then 'Testament', its follow up, is almost certainly the sound of them taking that rediscovered, timeless sound, and running full tilt with it. Although even 'full … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: All Saints – ‘Testament’

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#SongoftheWeek: All Saints – ‘Love Lasts Forever’

ARTIST: All Saints SONG: Love Lasts Forever SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? I'm going to do a little bit of scene setting for you here, people. It is Thursday morning - a whole 24 hours before this blog goes live. I have heard the new single from All Saints - … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: All Saints – ‘Love Lasts Forever’

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

They’re moving, they’re coming: my thoughts on the glorious return of All Saints

I've spoken many a time on this here blog before about my formative experiences with being introduced to music. And with the return this week of All Saints, the sassier, streetwise and grittier alternative to many of their 90s and 00s pop contemporaries, now seems like a good time to breach this very subject again. … Continue reading They’re moving, they’re coming: my thoughts on the glorious return of All Saints