“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…

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…

“What If I Go?” by Mura Masa

Today’s Hear This! track is What If I Go? by Mura Masa. Mura Masa (or Alex Crossan, to use his real name – his stage name is apparently inspired by the Japanese sword-smith Muramasa Sengo) is a 20-year old British producer and songwriter from the Channel Island of Guernsey. He came 5th in the BBC’s…

Podcast Review: Serial, Season 2

Ok so you’ve almost certainly heard of Serial already and the second season has just ended. So why review it now? Well two reasons. Firstly this blog wasn’t around at the start of the season and secondly I thought it would be interesting to take a bit of a retrospective look at the series now that…

Hear This! Someone That Loves You – HONNE and Izzy Bizu

Today’s Hear This! track is Someone That Loves You by HONNE and Izzy Bizu. I have to confess that I hadn’t come across 21 year-old London singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu until I discovered the haunting Mad Behaviour a few days ago, another track I highly recommend. But now she’s teamed up with HONNE and delivered this…

The Return of the Modern Mann

When I’m not listening to Spotify in the car, I like to listen to a really good podcast or two, especially if it’s a long journey. So last week I was delighted to hear that one of my favourite new podcasts of the last year was back with a second series.