Pop Reviews

‘One Night’ with Ukrainian Newcomer Delena

Published June 28th, 2019

  I have a firm belief that the Ukraine is producing the best pop music right now. The Hardkiss, Tayanna,…

Meet Madame X

Published June 17th, 2019

Madame X is many things, as her bio reads. She is a cha-cha instructor, a saint and a prostitute, a…

Live Review: Rita Ora – The Phoenix World Tour (O2 Arena London, May 2019)

Published May 26th, 2019

Last year Rita Ora finally released her sophomore effort ‘Phoenix’, an album she’d struggled to get out for years due…

Madonna Takes Us To Medellín

Published April 19th, 2019

Our first taste of her upcoming album ‘Madame X’, ‘Medellín’ sees Madonna teaming up with Colombian artist Maluma for a…

Is Fleur East’s comeback single going to be your favourite thing?

Published January 5th, 2019

In its recent history, X Factor has struggled to produce fully fledged popstars like it did back in the days…

Album Review: Indiana – Not Girlfriend Material

Published August 29th, 2018

Never one to do things by halves, the painful wait for Indiana’s debut record ‘No Romeo’ is the stuff of…

Review: Alpines – Out of View

Published August 17th, 2018

Alpines’ career has been fascinating to behold. Never a band to stick to the same sound, they emerged as a…

Pale Waves Sell Out Nottingham’s Bodega (Live Review)

Published October 23rd, 2017

On their way to huge things, Pale Waves stopped off at Nottingham’s intimate Bodega last week (17/10) as part of…

She’s Back! Indiana returns with ‘Bad Luck’

Published October 23rd, 2017

I love Indiana. Her debut ‘No Romeo’ was a stellar record boasting 19 top-notch tracks. Its release didn’t garner half…

5 Things About: Indiana at Rock City, Nottingham (29/05/15)

Published May 30th, 2015

    One of Nottingham’s most promising popstars is finally getting the attention she deserves as she celebrates her debut…

Track By Track: Lucy Spraggan – We Are

Published April 26th, 2015

    Lucy Spraggan’s last record, ‘Join The Club’, was an absolute gem that carried her to a sell out…

5 Reasons To Love ‘Painted’ By MS MR

Published April 9th, 2015

1. Dishing out 90s trance piano riffs like they’re rewriting ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’, the main musical progression from ‘Secondhand…

Album Review: 5 Things About ‘Froot’ by Marina and the Diamonds

Published March 14th, 2015

1. It’s the slowest effort from Marina to date. It isn’t hard to drop back from the frantic eccentricity of…

Five Moments Of Brilliance On ‘Unguarded’ by Rae Morris

Published January 28th, 2015

1. Well chosen single alert! ‘Under The Shadows’ is something very special indeed as it succeeds in being instantly enjoyable…

Single Review: OneGirlOneBoy – Butterflies

Published January 26th, 2015

It is no secret that OneGirlOneBoy are one of my favourite acts – there’s something special about watching a band…

Live Review: AlunaGeorge (Nottingham Rock City)

Published November 2nd, 2013

Photo: Carl Foran Photography We’re all hoping that AlunaGeorge’s support acts are half decent. In the shows three and a half…

Album Review: Haim – Days Are Gone

Published October 6th, 2013

Photo: Michael Flores for SPIN Magazine Hype hype hype. It’s the one thing that simultaneously makes you and breaks you…

Single Review: V V Brown – Samson

Published May 27th, 2013

Photo: Facebook V V Brown has done quite a few things since her breakthrough. She released a brilliant debut. She…

Album Review: MS MR – Secondhand Rapture

Published May 17th, 2013

Photo: MS MR are one of those acts that appear from  nowhere and start making the lists of taste-makers around…

Live Review: Haim (Nottingham Bodega)

Published November 17th, 2012

Photo: Simon McMurdo Doors are late at the Bodega tonight and with no explanation  the folk are getting a little irritable….

Single Review: Girls Aloud – Something New

Published October 16th, 2012

Photo: It’s been a long time coming but today Girls Aloud’s reunion actually placed it’s foundations confidently into the…

Album Review: Ellie Goulding – Halcyon

Published October 8th, 2012

  Photo: Simon Procter Pop fans are very wary of Ellie Goulding. She may talk the talk and sing an…

Live Review: Aiden Grimshaw (Nottingham Rescue Rooms)

Published September 21st, 2012

Photo: Simon McMurdo Making his way to Nottingham for the second night of the tour, Aiden Grimshaw has fans everywhere….

Album Review: Nelly Furtado – The Spirit Indestructible

Published September 19th, 2012

Photo: Facebook Nelly Furtado has yet to go wrong. After the stunning debut ‘Whoa Nelly’, she followed with the defining…

Live Review: Charlotte Church (Bodega, Nottingham)

Published August 19th, 2012

Photo: Simon McMurdo It isn’t the type of venue that you’d expect to find a world renowned singer to perform…

Live Review: Kate Nash (Nottingham Bodega)

Published June 23rd, 2012

Photo: Darren Reynolds It’s apt that Kate Nash should visit Nottingham at the same time as the Night of Festivals…