It’s been eleven years since the release of the debut album by Berlin-based DJ, musician and former political journalist Anika Henderson, known professionally just by her first moniker. The new album is called Change, and it couldn’t be a more appropriate title; how different a world it has become in the decade and a bit …

For the last few years it’s been the ladies who have owned the electronic music scene. Robyn switched things up with her electronic masterpiece Honey. The late, great Sophie broke new ground with her album oil of every pearl’s un-insides. Whilst Roisin Murphy and Annie returned triumphantly with brand new albums last year. But here’s …

I first became aware of Kim Wilde on hearing her cover of The Supremes’ hit, You Keep Me Hanging On. I hadn’t actually heard the original, or, in fact, did I know that it was a cover version at all. But that was to be the start of a love affair that would stretch across …

Michigan boy John Grant has always moved to the beat of his own drum. If you were to ask me to fit him into a box – a genre that he could comfortably placed in, then I could only call it John Grant. From the dream-pop beginnings of his debut solo, Queen of Denmark, to …

It’s been a busy twelve months for New York dwelling Welsh man Rod Thomas, AKA Bright Light Bright Light. It was only September last year when he released his forth studio album, Fun City. He’s remixed tracks by the likes of Jujubee, Dubstar and Caveboy. His classical album Quiet City came in the opening months …

Lockdown has been a particularly tough time for people in the music industry, not allowing them to fill our music venues in the way they usually would. It’s independent artists who’ve struggled the most. Take Welsh boy turned New York resident Rod Thomas, AKA DJ, singer and songwriter Bright Light Bright Light. His club night …

We Alanis Morissette fans are a patient bunch. It’s been almost exactly eight years since the release of her last album Havoc & Bright Lights. But whilst I class myself as a an Alanis super Stan (do the kids still say Stan?) I haven’t loved everything she’s ever done. It seems like she’s at her best …

I’ve spent many a hazy night in student bars and indie clubs singing along to Feeder’s huge hit Buck Rogers. I’ve drunkenly wailed out ‘I think we’re gonna make it,’ and in my inebriated state thought, you know what? I think we are. It’s one of those songs that has continued to be played throughout …

There’s no shortage of music falling into the Backseat Mafia mailbox from new male singer-songwriters. Ever since Ed Sheeran achieved world domination, there as been an influx of young male artists reaching for their guitars and trying to replicate the sound and success of their idol. And there’s a lot of talent out there, all …

Since departing from The Auteurs, Luke Haines has made every effort to mix things up and carve a solo career as far away from his former band as possible. Kind of a difficult thing to do when you’re Luke Haines; his unique raspy tones identify him immediately. But it’s the contents of his head that …