Album Review: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) // Taylor Swift

“So dignified in your well-pressed suit. So strategised, all the eyes on you / Sashay away to your best seat / It’s the best seat, in the best room / Oh he’s so smug. Mr. ‘Always Wins’” sings Taylor Swift on ‘Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]’. Although the song was written over twelve […]Read More

Inspirational Health Warrior: Laura Middleton-Hughes

The media is awash with stories about the superficial nature of influencers, and the negative aspects of social media. Yet, social media can be a force for good. Laura Middleton-Hughes is an Inspirational Health Warrior who has used her experience of living with stage four breast cancer to reach an audience of thousands of women. […]Read More

Track Review: The Last Man On Earth // Wolf Alice

In the journey of all great bands, there tends to be a moment that defines their legacy. A track, an album or a performance that lifts the adjective from good to higher echelons. For Wolf Alice, ‘The Last Man on Earth’ could well be that moment. Wolf Alice had already cemented their place and built […]Read More

TV Review: ‘The Great’ – A Garish Historical Romp

You could be forgiven for thinking that Netflix’s Bridgerton has the monopoly on lavish costume based TV series this year. Yet, away from that Downtown Abbey-esque soap-opera, Tony McNamara brings us the garish comedy-drama, The Great. Enjoyed Bridgerton? Read our review here. The Great tells the story – “ an occasionally true story” as each episode bills itself – of Russia’s […]Read More

Inspirational Charity Founder: Oa Hackett

It would be far too easy to label Oa Hackett as inspiring because she is a cancer survivor who used that experience to help others. Doing so would be unfair on the vast numbers of people who have done the same. To define Hackett by cancer is a cliche and one that misses the sense […]Read More

Track Review: Meadows in Japan // Serena Isioma

Months of isolation have challenged relationships and have, in many cases, given us the space to question who we are. Serena Isioma’s new single ‘Meadows in Japan’ is a track of two-halves, expressing complicated feelings many of us are experiencing right now. To date, Isioma’s music has been embedded into the alternative R&B scene, blending […]Read More

Balancing Fitness And Fun: Top 5 Exercise Games

Once again, a lockdown brings restrictions on how and where we can exercise. With gyms, swimming pools, and other indoor facilities closed, the act of keeping in shape has been limited to outdoor pursuits or activities in your own home. If you don’t fancy pounding the dark icy roads, or trying to keep up with […]Read More

Track Review: Don’t Judge Me // FKA Twigs, Headie One,

FKA twigs’ last musical outing was a brief musical interlude, ‘Judge Me’, on GANG – the collaborative EP by rapper Headie One and music producer Fred Again… The trio return here, with FKA Twigs taking centre stage. That brief interlude is now worked up into the full track that is ‘Don’t Judge Me’. A powerfully […]Read More

Album Review: Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted //

When it comes to album releases, Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) is one of the more prolific artists. For his 2021 release, he brings forth a break-up collection – the aptly named Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted. The break-up album is something that many artists seem to feel the need to do. Will the wistful […]Read More

TV Review: ‘A Teacher’ – Predatory Tale Lingers Long In

*This review contains spoilers* Every so often, Television throws up productions that dwell in your mind long after the final credits. The beautiful Normal People and the powerful I May Destroy You were two such series. The new BBC mini-series A Teacher is the latest.  This is more about how it handles the uncomfortable subject matter […]Read More

Track Review: Flames // Mod Sun (Ft. Avril Lavigne)

After seeing Mod Sun in full ‘sk8er boi’ mode in last single ‘Karma’’s music video, it seemed a natural progression for him to collaborate with pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne. The duo team up on new pop-rock anthem ‘Flames’ from Mod Sun’s forthcoming fourth studio album. ‘Flames’ opens with a piano accompanying Lavigne in a sweet […]Read More

Taylor Swift: Discography Ranked

Taylor Swift graced the lockdowns of the tumultuous 2020 with two surprise albums in folklore and evermore. Both are worthy of being crowned the greatest release of her nine-album, fifteen-year-long career.  After the fall-out from Swift’s acrimonious departure from Big Machine Records and the subsequent sale of her masters, Swift has stated she will re-record […]Read More

Track Review: Michelangelo // Cassandra Jenkins

“I’m a three-legged dog, working with what I’ve got / and part of me will always be looking for what I lost” opens Cassandra Jenkins on moving new new single ‘Michelangelo’. The track is the first release from her forthcoming album An Overview on Phenomenal Nature and is a dreamy slice of Americana tinged with […]Read More

Lockdown Life: How I Have Survived Working From Home

Before the pandemic, working from home was a luxury I enjoyed for one day most weeks. It was a chance to escape interruptions, have an opportunity to focus on specific projects and act as a mental health fire-break. When the first lockdown meant we had to stay at home, I envisaged it would just be […]Read More