Never Trust A Happy Song – Grouplove's happy new tour

It’s a while off yet but the gloriously chaotic and chipper Grouplove have announced details of a UK headline tour for February 2012, and at the same time will release Colours on 20 February 2012, the next single to be taken from their brilliantly named debut album Never Trust A Happy Song. Long fans of the band weContinue reading “Never Trust A Happy Song – Grouplove's happy new tour”

Various Artists – London: Songs To Define The City

Out on November 28th, on UMC, in conjunction with Time Out Reviewed by Francesca Baker For me this is pure scribal porn. Writing about my two favourite things in the same review – London and music. Only if I was sat at a desk with a ink well, glass of the finer stuff, windswept hillsContinue reading “Various Artists – London: Songs To Define The City”

Neil Cousin – Bonfire

Released 5th November 2011 on Olibug Reviewed by Francesca Baker The fourth album from Neil Cousin as a solo artist, Bonfire is the first to feature ‘a band’, with dense strings, varied piano laments and propulsive drums all contributed by friends and artists discovered on the way, in true bohemian style. The timing of theContinue reading “Neil Cousin – Bonfire”

White lips, pale face, breathing in the snowflakes…

Recognise that? Course you do, but for what reason? Literally every girl on the universe has taken a picture of themselves, posted it on Facebook with those lyrics as the caption and suddenly after 34 seconds of having been posted, the picture has 14 likes and 17 pretty similar comments reading ” omg babe uContinue reading “White lips, pale face, breathing in the snowflakes…”

Ladies & Gentleman, This is Mr Robbie Boyd

Francesca Baker It’s a lovely sunny Friday in March. We have a rare day off work, and are sitting on the top floor of a gallery in Victoria, watching the world go by and being serenaded by Robbie Boyd. As always, Robbie is nice and chipper, the sunny disposition of his music evidently having itsContinue reading “Ladies & Gentleman, This is Mr Robbie Boyd”