Ellie Goulding. Now there’s an artist I could never get into. No, not like that. Get your mind out of the gutter. I was just never taken by Ellie’s vocals. Her Wikipedia says it best: Neil McComick of The Daily Telegraph described her voice as “something special”, continuing; “Her tremulous vibrato and slightly hoarse timbre(…)
You know those songs, don’t you? You do. The ones that you leave on repeat and let flow over you. The ones that match perfectly to your staring out your window on a grey, overcast and wet day. The ones that are so very simple, yet cut through the very soul of you like a(…)
We all love a damaged singer, don’t we? Maybe it’s just me. And when a singer releases an album called “Dear…”, and I read the absolutely perfect line “‘Dear…’ makes ‘For Emma…’ sound like Skrillex”, well, it must be love. However, my admission of love might in fact scare off Keaton Henson, a 23-year-old singer(…)
If you’re an aficionado of live music, you must know that moment. You know, THAT moment. I’ve posted about THAT moment before, when seeing Tom McRae live a couple of years ago, and at the time, said: I had one revelationary moment. I love music – completely and utterly – but sometimes, it goes beyond(…)
Over the coming months, I’ll be posting my favourite songs of all time – the one’s that made me fall in love with music all over again the first time I heard them, and cause me to fall a little deeper each time I hear them now. Firstly, the goose-bump-inducing “This Woman’s Work” by Kate(…)
I’ve put off putting up this particular song on the site since I first began. Why? I hear you scream (Well, I don’t, but you get the idea). I adore Matthew Good. Ever since I got my hands on “White Light Rock & Roll Review” (still one of my favourite albums of all time –(…)
But all I know is I’m not ready yet For the light to dim Got a suitcase, got regrets But I’m hopeful yet And I’ll raise this glass of wine And I’ll say your name
While randomly flicking through the many dreadful music channels now in existence, I was completely side-swiped by a song that cropped up on late-night MTV2 (where the really weird music comes out to play…) Cary Brothers is one of Zach Braff’s favourite singers, which basically means you can catch his music on anything Zach stars(…)
French blog La Blogotheque run a wonderful series of intimate concerts, The Take-Away Shows. These are amazing – sparse, beautifully shot, and overpowering. This is Bon Iver, with Skinny Love. Check out the change at 2.13 – the definition of intensity.
I’ve posted a live video of the National singing “About Today” before, but I recently came across this extended version, with a truly hair-raising last couple of minutes. The greatest song about the moment a relationship is truly over, by the greatest band on the planet at the moment.