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Throwback Thursday: Help! // The Beatles

My mother has always been a huge fan of The Beatles, and I suppose it was inevitable that this affection would be passed on to me – she has a large collection of CD’s and has several of their films on videotape, and I remember watching their film Help! a lot in my childhood. I was too […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) //

‘You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)’ by Dead or Alive perfectly encapsulates everything that is good and pure with New Romantic music: it’s upbeat, it’s a bit electro, and the fashion included within the video is iconic still (pirate eye patch included). Although the exact date I first heard this song escapes me, I […]Read More

Song of the Week (26th October): Sapphire // Larkins

Hot off the back of a recent run of local gigs over the past month or so, slick northern four-piece outfit Larkins have returned with their third single ‘Sapphire’ – taken from debut EP: Don’t Leave The Light On. But the question is, does it continue the progressively prolific trend that its two predecessors have set? The band’s two […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Same Jeans // The View

‘Same Jeans’ is one of those rare songs that can transform even the grumpiest of people into a chilled out, foot tapping, head bobbing state within the first minute. From the album Hats Off to the Buskers, ‘Same Jeans’ was released in 2007 – making it a baffling eight years old – and is Dundonian […]Read More

Song of the Week (5th October): Like A Drug //

Birmingham quartet, Pleasure House have returned with another gift to humanity in form of their new, instant mood-lifting single ‘Like A Drug’. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/users/92119527″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Pleasure House take the clean and polished approach with this track. Frontman Alex Heffernan’s vibrant voice takes the control from the very beginning with the vocals […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Sex on Fire // Kings of Leon

‘Sex on Fire’ is possibly the most well known Kings of Leon song, competing with their fellow success ‘Use Somebody’. Both songs were hits from their 2008 album Only by the Night. For many, this was their first introduction to the band, therefore this particular song can be considered the hit which made the band more […]Read More

Song of the Week (14th September): Seven Hours // Little

Sydney-based three-piece indie-folk band, Little May, comprise of Liz Hammond, Hannah Field and Annie Hamilton, and seem to perfectly optimise a true girl-power band. Their latest single, ‘Seven Hours’, from their upcoming album, For the Company, is a delicately tinkling, heartbroken ode to a former lover, brimming with undulating synths and echoing vocals. The sound […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: 99 Red Balloons // Nena

If you need something to lift you up out of a gloomy situation, ‘99 Red Balloons’ is your song. Infectiously upbeat synths and bouncy vocals blend into the wildly danceable classic. For those of us soon headed to university, grappling with the contrasting emotions of impeding independence, a rollickingly enjoyable playlist is just what we […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday Jane // The Enemy

It’s easy to forget in 2015 that Coventry’s contribution to the post-punk revival of the late 00’s, The Enemy, were once seen as new, exciting, and a potential British rock ‘n roll success story in the making. With the hindsight of nearly a decade and two universally panned follow-up records,  it’s patently obvious that this […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Girls and Boys // Blur

It appears not much has changed in the way young people do their holidays since Blur’s 1994 hit single ‘Girls and Boys’ took to the charts and catapulted the band to fame. Taking influence from synth-pop dance tunes and disco beats, the song is an obvious send-up of the hedonistic club culture that occurs during young Brits’ […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Siberian Breaks // MGMT

An overlooked gem on MGMT’s fantastic 2010 follow-up to their widely popular Oracular Spectacular, ‘Siberian Breaks’ became a staple in the alternative/psychedelic rockers’ live set. Along with the other songs on Congratulations, this ever-changing track symbolized a new era for the band that was more true to themselves and heralded in the sound they genuinely […]Read More

Song of the Week (17th August): Loud Places // Jamie

This week’s selection comes from Jamie Smith, more commonly recognised as one third of indie pop band The xx. Now known as Jamie xx, the London- based producer released his debut solo album In Colour at the beginning of June , and it is from this album that we take our Song of the Week . Being a somewhat […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Take On Me // a-ha

Taken from Norwegian band a-ha‘s acclaimed 1985 debut album Hunting High and Low, ‘Take On Me’ is a classic 80’s track that is guaranteed to make you want to dig out those old Back to the Future videotapes and revel in a shitload of nostalgia. It’s a pop song dripping with synth that bubbles, squeaks, […]Read More

Song of the Week (10th August): Our Eyes // Lucy

Following the success of her debut album Like I Used To, Lucy Rose is back with the gloriously summery offering ‘Our Eyes’. Released in April of this year, ‘Our Eyes’ is the first track from Lucy Rose’s second album Work It Out. Undeniably this is one of Rose’s more experimental tracks, encompassing the perfect combination of slightly husky vocal with a […]Read More