Alex’s End Of Year Prizes 2018

Happy Boxing Day dear readers! We hope you've all had a lovely Christmas so far. As is always tradition on this corner of the internet, today we bring you our most important blog of the year, as we hand out our prizes to those we've loved across music, TV, books and film this year. This … Continue reading Alex’s End Of Year Prizes 2018

#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’

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