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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 …

Elaine Palmer hails from an isolated village up on the North Yorkshire Moors but travels back and forward to her family in Phoenix Arizona. Growing up in an old Watermill in the wilds of Yorkshire, Elaine surrounded herself by music, writing songs influenced by her surroundings both in Yorkshire and Arizona.  Her album The Land Between …

I woke up bleary-eyed on Friday to an equally bleary morning. The sun struggled to shine through natural clouds and unnatural haze, blanketing the earth with a dull, heavy light. New York City was not the best place to be for inhabiting the space of Solar Power, the new album from Lorde. Despite all of …

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 …

A nostalgic and powerful revival of an old classic. As a young, naive Taylor Swift entered the music industry in 2005, she signed a contract with Big Machine which was arguably a bittersweet start for the star in retrospect. The label recorded her first 6 albums as well as promoted her, they helped her achieve her musical dreams. However, they claimed ownership over the masters, changing the course of her journey through …

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 …

Fans of Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan who have been there from the start will have seen the evolution of an artist, from the early YouTube videos to the early Eps June Haverly and TRXYE. The trilogy of videos from his debut long player Blue Neighbourhood as well as his coming out video have made him an LGBT icon. The second …

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 …

The new EP from South London producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Hobbs provides a perfect platform and stepping stone to this new great sounding artist. Out from 31st July, Hobbs has concocted a four-track EP titled Better Weather that is part soul, part synth but wholly wonderous. The lead off track ‘Own Arms’ is a great …