After standing outside Edinburgh’s HMV Picture House in the pouring rain, I am beckoned by a man emerging from a nearby pub, I follow…
Now the reason for choosing Beach House wasn’t purely for the song itself, but in recognition of the phenomenal year this band have enjoyed.
Next year sees the release of the final Bright Eyes record, a project headed by Nebraska born songwriter Conor Oberst.
Known for intelligent lyricism and a expert understanding of rhyme patterns and flows, it’s due time that the scene began to receive more commercial exposure
Leaving the 60’s firmly behind us, we move into the afterglow which is now commonly known as the 1970’s. Gone were many of the hippies, dampened was the initial optimism of the youth, and in return the 1970’s welcomed Margaret Thatcher into the political realm and cast a sad economic shadow across the whole nation. […]
So we enter the next decade of our journey into the phenomenon which is the Christmas Number 1. The 1960’s marked a distinct change in the direction of the development of the world, with the Cold War, pardon the pun, heating up, and political activism sprouting and blossoming in an ever more empowered youth. With […]
Looking back at over 50 years of Christmas Number 1’s, it’s hard to define one discernible pattern. Glancing over a collection of songs that range from the fantastic to the awful, the melancholic to the nonsensical, I am initially left wondering why we’re so hung up on what track happens to be the best selling […]
As if I need to reiterate it any further, chillwave is the genre of the year in my books
I’ll be honest, I do love Christmas. I have a lot of time for Wham and Mariah Carey, and I am already excited for the multiple viewings of Home Alone and Elf in a week or so. However, there are only so many times you can listen to Chris Rea before biting your own hands […]
For an artist that so quickly surged to critical acclaim, Twin Shadow has been somewhat absent from the pages of Crack in the Road