#SongoftheWeek: Sophie Ellis-Bextor – ‘Love Is You’

ARTIST: Sophie Ellis-Bextor SONG: Love Is You SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Here's something to make pop followers of my age (and older) realise how much time has elapsed. This year is 20 years since pop's very own cool English rose Sophie Ellis-Bextor made her first post-Britpop manoeuvres in short-lived … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Sophie Ellis-Bextor – ‘Love Is You’

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#SongoftheWeek: Ward Thomas – ‘Lie Like Me’

ARTIST: Ward Thomas SONG: Lie Like Me SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? It was only a matter of time before it happened, but UK country's finest sisterly duo Ward Thomas have taken on quite a topical subject matter for their brilliant first single off their forthcoming third album. A scathing, … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Ward Thomas – ‘Lie Like Me’

#CrazyStupidTV: Celebrity Money for Nothing (BBC One, Weekdays)

I don't believe in having guilty pleasures. The very idea of the term just suggests snobbery of the highest order. Whether that's TV, music, books. If you enjoy something and it gives you pleasure, then who cares? Which is why I'm proud to say one of my new favourite shows on the box is one … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Celebrity Money for Nothing (BBC One, Weekdays)

#CrazyStupidAlbum: All Saints – ‘Testament’

If 'Red Flag', 2016's superb renaissance album (we don't like saying comeback, it doesn't seem right in this context) was the sound of All Saints rediscovering their musical identity, then 'Testament', its follow up, is almost certainly the sound of them taking that rediscovered, timeless sound, and running full tilt with it. Although even 'full … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: All Saints – ‘Testament’

#SongoftheWeek: Rak-Su feat. Banx & Ranx – “Pyro Ting”

ARTIST: Rak-Su feat. Banx & Ranx SONG: Pyro Ting SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Now, this is the confusing thing. According to a Tweet Ashley off of Rak-Su sent us on Wednesday evening, "Pyro Ting" isn't technically the first single proper from the guys (who, incidentally, since we last had them as … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Rak-Su feat. Banx & Ranx – “Pyro Ting”