Category Archives: Music

The Politicians With Their Debut Album Lies, Debt and Broken Promises

Well, that sounds like a bitter album title, but it’s not meant to be. I was trying to think of a name that they could use and this seemed appropriate.

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Musical Nourishment

I realise I’ve been quiet here for a while but I’m back (hopefully). I’m actually starting up a new blog (don’t worry I’ll keep posting here as well).

This one is all about music  because it is one of my biggest passions, and features interviews with bands, I’ve already got one ready to go and I’m waiting on a couple of other interviews too. Anyway, if you love music check it out (pretty please with a cherry on top) and I’m sure you’ll be introduced to something new.

The first post on it was about Molotov Jukebox, the band that I’m in love with at the moment (they favourited my tweet about them on twitter).

Marina and the Diamonds – Electra Heart

I know I said in a recent post something about how mainstream music is just awful at the moment but there are some exceptions. Marina and the Diamonds is one of them.

On Monday just gone she released her second album Electra Heart. First and foremost this is a concept album, it’s written and sung from the point of view of Electra Heart, Marina’s alter ego of the moment.

 She burst onto the music scene a couple of years ago with debut album The Family Jewels and was runner-up for the Critics Choice Award at the BRITs (losing out to Ellie Goulding of all people!) Since then she’s had hits with I am Not a Robot , Hollywood and more recently Primadonna. There’s even a very good chance that later today, on the Official Chart Show, Electra Heart will be announced as this week’s number one album. Continue reading

Shakespeare: The Sonnets

So, you know it was Shakespeare’s birthday a couple of days ago, well I recently went into an email account that I hadn’t frequented for a long time and found an email asking to run news about Shakespeare: The Sonnets.

It has taken six months for the album to be recorded and I have to say, from what I’ve heard so far, it’s a pretty good release. It could not have come out at a more appropriate time, not only did it become available for sale on the bard’s birthday but the sonnets were written during the reign of Elizabeth I and have now been modernised in the lead up to the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Continue reading

Little Fish Paper Club Gift

Little Fish Paper Club gift

So people who have been following my blog for a while might know that I’m a huge fan of Little Fish, the Oxford based band who I firmly believe have a bright future ahead of them. Not only are they talented but they’re exceptionally nice too. Unfortunately the lifestyle of an independent band has taken their toll on them and you might remember my post about Nez the drummer leaving. Continue reading

Belated Review of Nightwish’s Imaginaerum


Imaginaerum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After much umming and ahhing I have found myself listening to Nightwish’s most recent album Imaginaerum (I’m in the mood where I can’t decide what to listen to) and to my shock and horror I realised that I haven’t reviewed it.

So after a quick slap on the wrist (and saving my uni work because I learnt my lesson after losing my minimal progress yesterday) I pulled up my blog and got to it.

Everything from the spelling to the accompanying film screams ambitious. But then Nightwish always have been and after 2007’s Dark Passion Play, the most successful Nightwish album in the U.K and U.S, they had no choice but to carry on being ambitious. Continue reading

Why do People want to Kill Anette Olzon?

Kill Anette Olzon.

Oh no, not my words, never my words. These are actually the words someone searched in whatever search engine to arrive at my blog. Guess what? This isn’t even the first time they’ve cropped up. Continue reading

Walk Off the Earth

I’ve been on a bit of a music binge lately. I’m bored with what’s on my iPod, and iTunes hasn’t really been the salvation I was hoping so instead I’ve resorted to music in adverts.  Continue reading

Laura Marling in Southampton

Last night was a vast difference from the last time I saw her, mainly because it was at the Guildhall and not at a cathedral with Jane Austin buried nearby (although that was a brilliant gig too).

There’s something about a Laura Marling gig, they’re a lot more relaxing than most and she wouldn’t be out-of-place humming in a dingy little pub although I don’t begrudge her the larger venues because she completely and utterly deserves to grace those stages. Continue reading

Florence and the Machine in Birmingham

Florence just about to come on stage

I am soooooooo tired. Didn’t get home until gone two in the morning.

Now that I’m complaining. Yesterday was awesome. Florence is awesome, she is absolutely phenomenal, and not just because of her voice. Her stage presence, her chat with the crowd and the simple fact that she looked like she was enjoying herself, unlike the support who I shall not even mention beyond this point because they were the worst I have seen in a while.

Now, my friend and I live on the South Coast, we missed out on tickets to see her in Bournemouth… we got ones for Birmingham instead (well we didn’t get them, they were a Christmas present from my mum) it took about three maybe three and a half hours to get there. Continue reading