What’s the ideal length for a podcast?

This is a key question for podcast producers, as getting the length of a podcast right can make a very big difference as to whether you’ll attract listeners. 

Track of the Day: Magnetised | Tom Odell

Cause it’s not right, I’m magnetised To somebody that don’t feel it Love paralyzed, she’s never gonna need me But sure as the world keeps the moon in the sky She’ll keep me hanging on She keeps me hanging on Who is Tom Odell? Seriously? If you don’t already know, then you probably should. He’s…

Track of the Day: Happy | Misty Miller

Get ready for some indie rock because today’s Hear This! track of the day is Happy by Misty Miller from her brand new album The Whole Family Is Worried. I’m loving Misty Miller’s punkier new sound – think Florence Welch crossed with Chrissie Hynde –  with Happy having a fantastically energetic and catchy refrain that…

6 things you didn’t know about searching in Spotify

OK, so you think you know how to search for stuff in Spotify do you? Well think again, that search bar is a lot more versatile than you think. Here’s our full guide to how to make the most of a very powerful search function…

“You Want the Sun” by Niki & The Dove

Today’s Hear This! track is You Want the Sun by Niki & The Dove from their new album Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now. The Swedish electronic-indie band comprising Malin Dahlström on vocals, Gustaf Karlöf on keyboards and Magnus Böqvist on drums, came fifth in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 Poll. Their debut album Instinct was…

Track of the Day: Idlewild | Travis feat. Josephine Oniyama

Today’s Track of the Day is Idlewild by Travis. Idlewild appears on the Scottish band’s latest album, Everything at Once, released on 29 April 2016. English singer-songwriter Josephine Oniyama joins in, bringing a welcome female dimension to what is a beautifully chilled track. You may remember her from Original Love a couple of years back….

“In Miracle Land” by The Vines

Today’s Hear This! track of the day is In Miracle Land by The Vines. The Australian indie-rock band were formed in Sydney way back in 1994. In Miracle Land is taken from their forthcoming seventh studio album, the name of which seems to be classified information. The chorus and title are apparently inspired by the…

“Boy” by Anne-Marie

Today’s Hear This! track is Boy by Anne-Marie. This comes under the category of new to me rather than totally new – the track was released last October – but it’s so good that it’s worth shouting about again now. This is one seriously infectious pop tune, with Essex-born Anne-Marie’s playful lyrics bouncing along over…

Review: Deezer

This is my review of the Deezer music streaming service, based on my experience of using the service for nearly a year. 

“Getaway” by Blossoms

Today’s Hear This! track is Getaway by Blossoms.  The Stockport-based indie band, who took their name from a local pub, are yet another Hear This! recommended band who made it onto the BBC’s Sound of 2016 list.  Getaway is a cracking, upbeat track, dominated by singer Tom Ogden’s enthralling vocals and backed up by Myles…