Category Archives: music

75 Tracks From 2015

Yeah, I know it’s a bit late, but here’s my regular overview of my favourite tracks from the last year, in a single easily-digestible post this time. MP3 download (1-19) MP3 download (20-41) MP3 download (42-60) MP3 download (61-75) Spotify … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Britpop Nuggets Part Three: Long Live The UK Music Scene

Spotify Playlist (missing Mantaray, Pullover, Perfume, Laxton’s Superb, Gyres, Shiner, Ruth, Teen Anthems) Youtube Playlist (complete!) 1. The Divine Comedy – Something for the Weekend A lot of groups around this time used Britpop as a springboard to expand their … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Britpop Nuggets Part Two or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Tolerate Northern Uproar

Spotify Playlist (missing Delicatessen, Heavy Stereo, Elcka, Powder, Brassy, Telstarr) Youtube Playlist (complete, but some videos seem to be blocked in the UK) 1. Black Grape – Reverend Black Grape When Shaun Ryder parted ways with The Happy Mondays it … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Britpop Nuggets Part One: Some People are Born to Dance

Spotify Playlist (missing Whiteout, Thurman, 60ft Dolls) Youtube Playlist (complete) “Looking back, Britpop is almost unique among those musical trends which lasted half a decade or more, in that you couldn’t fill a Nuggets-type compilation with genuinely good tracks.” – … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tkay Maidza

Tkay Maidza is a 19-year-old Zimbabwean-Australian singer and rapper, and my favourite musical discovery of 2015 so far. Three videos to make her yours too. Other news; I’ll be in England next week, with Milan. !

Posted in music | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

50 songs from last year – #1 – Shamir – On The Regular

Downloading lists of songs without context (or even pictures) can lead to some odd things happening. I listened to this a good ten times on the subway and thought Shamir was (a) a girl and (b) English. It was only … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged | 2 Comments

50 songs from last year – #2 – QT – Hey QT

I wrote this on The Singles Jukebox about Hey QT: “Here’s what I love about “Hey QT”: the way that immense witch house drone has been cut and stretched into something that sounds almost like pop music, yet completely not. … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged | Leave a comment