Spice Up London: the 90s girl power pop exhibition that’s giving you everything

Nostalgia. It's a powerful - and underestimated - thing isn't it? How a smell, a taste, a sound or an image can bring thousands of memories flooding back. The best nostalgia trips thrive on an assault of all these senses. For whilst a few thousand people were descending on Hylands Park in my home city … Continue reading Spice Up London: the 90s girl power pop exhibition that’s giving you everything

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#SongoftheWeek: Four of Diamonds feat. Burna Boy – ‘Name On It’

ARTIST: Four of Diamonds feat. Burna Boy SONG: Name On It SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? It's been a while since I've been able to utter the words 'I have a new favourite girl group' (last approximate use was c. 2010). Now the drought of its usage is over, for … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Four of Diamonds feat. Burna Boy – ‘Name On It’

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