When pop bands get to a certain level of success - hit singles and albums, stacks of awards and sellout tours, it's safe to say they've reached national ubiquity and adoration. It is therefore not out the question, then, to mark this transition into absolute phenomenon via their first big screen outing. But it's a … Continue reading JLS: Eyes Wide Open – the 10th anniversary of an intimate 21st century pop film
It's official: JLS are - to use the Smash Hits term - BACK! BACK! BACK! Following on - we would like to think - from our retrospective piece we did for the 10th anniversary of their debut album last November, Oritsé, Aston, Marvin and JB finally settled months of speculation last week, and announced details … Continue reading Our definitive ranking of all of JLS’ singles.
It's funny how much has changed in ten years. Not least of all The X Factor. Once the cornerstone and an unmissable powerhouse of Saturday night entertainment on ITV, pulling in 16m viewers at its peak, it actually once did what it said on the tin and produced stars. Nowadays, it's a pitiful and irrelevant … Continue reading JLS: a retrospective piece on the 10th anniversary of their debut album
Ask many what phrase comes to mind when 'Sunday' is mentioned, and the answers will usually be one of the following; a day of rest, a day of reflection and enjoyment. It's the one day of the week the BBC has always done pretty well with encapsulating down the years. It just wouldn't seem like … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Walks of Life (BBC One, 31st March)