#BlastfromthePast: North and South

With TV shows like The X Factor and The Voice now the most commonplace location from which to launch a pop career via a TV show, it's easy to forget that back in the distant past, there was another way. Such was the case for the band we meet on today's DeLorean hop with the … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: North and South

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Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2017: Day 15

ARTIST: Blue SONG: Lonely This Christmas ALBUM: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (2002, Innocent/Virgin) Originally recorded for one of the first ever BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge sessions all the way back at the start of their career in 2001, Antony, Duncan, Lee and Simon gave a soulful, stripped back take on Mud's … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2017: Day 15

After winning BBC’s Let it Shine, why pop music needs Five to Five

Eight weeks later, and Let it Shine, the hit BBC One series looking to find a new boyband to star in a new stage show called 'The Band', based on the songs of Take That, has found its winners. But more than that, in Five to Five, as they are now called, Gary Barlow has … Continue reading After winning BBC’s Let it Shine, why pop music needs Five to Five