#SongoftheWeek: Christine and the Queens – ‘Girlfriend’

ARTIST: Christine and the Queens SONG: Girlfriend SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Héloïse Letissier, better known by her stage name of Christine and the Queens, is one of the few names - in fact, the only name - in French pop to breakout across Europe in the last few years. 2016 … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Christine and the Queens – ‘Girlfriend’

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#SongoftheWeek: RuthAnne – ‘Take My Place’

ARTIST: RuthAnne SONG: Take My Place SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? RuthAnne Cunningham - better known by her stage name of RuthAnne - has been one of pop's best kept secrets for the last few years. The singer-songwriter, from Donaghmede in County Dublin, Ireland, has had a hand in writing … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: RuthAnne – ‘Take My Place’

#SongoftheWeek: Bastille – ‘Quarter Past Midnight’

ARTIST: Bastille SONG: Quarter Past Midnight SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Fresh from their appearance on Craig David's huge hit (and former #SongoftheWeek back in January) with 'I Know You', Bastille are now back to the business of releasing new material from what will be their forthcoming third album. 'Quarter … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Bastille – ‘Quarter Past Midnight’

#SongoftheWeek: Albin Lee Meldau – ‘The Weight Is Gone’

ARTIST: Albin Lee Meldau SONG: The Weight Is Gone SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? As it turns out, Sweden has had a hand in both our #ThrowbackTunesday selection and our brand new #SongoftheWeek this week. Who'd thunk it? And this week, it's the debut from an artist who I believe … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Albin Lee Meldau – ‘The Weight Is Gone’

#CrazyStupidTV: Love In The Countryside (BBC Two, 2nd/9th May)

It's been a long while since I've had an interest in a dating show. Blind Date with the late Cilla Black would have been the last example of that (before it turned into a parody of itself with the ditching of 'Our Graham' and everything that made it good c. early 00s).  Oh actually tell … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Love In The Countryside (BBC Two, 2nd/9th May)