Alex Niven – 33 1/3 – Definitely Maybe

For so many people, Definitely Maybe was and continues to be a vital, visceral piece of art, the start of something new and exciting. Taking it as not just a collection of eleven songs but a cultural artefact, Alex Niven’s analysis of the album, in the 33 1/3 series, focuses upon the elements of earth, waterContinue reading “Alex Niven – 33 1/3 – Definitely Maybe”

Valentiine – Love Like

Released 8th April on Integrity Records The Guardian, Topshop, TNT magazine…smack of on the route to mainstream? Never mind, because Love Like by Aussie band Valentiine is a tune that deserves to be heard by the masses. A female three piece from Australia, this is scuzzy garage pop, brooding and deliberate with enough bite toContinue reading “Valentiine – Love Like”

She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Popular Music

byLucy O’Brien Imagine changing just one word in the title. The Definitive History of Men in Popular Music. Sounds weird doesn’t it? Like so many areas of life, men are the norm, and it is only the fact that women in music are still seen as something of a rarity that makes the subject somethingContinue reading “She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Popular Music”