Pop Essays #9: Siobhan Donaghy, ‘Man Without Friends’

Good afternoon, it's Thursday and time as always for our latest post in the Pop Essays series, where we bring you a second light on forgotten gems from pop music history. Bit of a first this week, as I write about my first non-single of the series... Artist: Siobhan Donaghy Song: Man Without Friends Release … Continue reading Pop Essays #9: Siobhan Donaghy, ‘Man Without Friends’

Our thoughts on Jesy Nelson leaving Little Mix – and why the music industry still needs to change

When I wrote my review of Little Mix's current album Confetti last month, I mentioned in my parting words that I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up being their last album for a while. Little did I realise that statement I made would come to fruition quite so soon after the fact. For the … Continue reading Our thoughts on Jesy Nelson leaving Little Mix – and why the music industry still needs to change

#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”

Our definitive ranking of all of The Saturdays’ singles.

One amazing - and surprising - positive of lockdown has been something (or rather, some ladies) we didn't think we'd be seeing or indeed talking about again in the collective sense, let alone in the current climate. Chiefly, the weekly digital reissue of every single released by our British-Irish girl group faves from ten years … Continue reading Our definitive ranking of all of The Saturdays’ singles.