Beyonce is a woman who is unrivaled in the 21st Century in her fame and prestige. The Chief Executive Officer of World Pop Culture Ltd. Well, perhaps she shares this in part with her husband and co-icon Shaun Carter aka. Jay Z, another of the world’s rare popular titans. But when it comes to girl-town
We all know them. The ones who would scoff at the sight of a Rihanna album on your iPod. Those who giggle at the quantities of GaGa in your most-played. Those judgmental, high-minded fuckers who rally against the evils of pop music like they’d just heard Hitler started a band. I think I should say
When the Riot Grrrls appeared on the scene in the early nineties, they like other punks before them, arrived with music that was laced with a fiery passion to change things. Although unlike their predecessors, whose political anger had attached itself to left-wing politics, anarchist rebellion and other non-gender specific causes, Riot Grrrl was the
Can I admit something? The very first time I heard The Vaccinnes, they were playing over top a commercial. I was holed up in a hotel room, sufficiently drunk on champagne and white wine during a training weekend. I was lying on the bed upside-down waiting for the vaguely interesting C4 documentary to come up.
When you think of movie music, what immediately springs to mind? As far as I’m concerned, those two little words conjure up a world of orchestras, of big emotional numbers, of songs you make people listen to when you’re drunk (just me? But the theme from Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is so good!). Movie music is
Scotland is a country that has found itself in the limelight these recent months. With the country’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games having only just finished and a referendum on independence (from the rest of the UK) due in September: the nation is enjoying it’s rare moment to step out on it’s own and out
I have a confession to make. I’m a huge fan of swing music. Ever since I heard that iconic Jeeves and Wooster opening theme song, it’s a genre that I’ve stuck to with an almost fiery dedication. To this day, I have a fearful suspicion of people who can fight the urge to tap their
The music industry is a fickle, fickle thing. I think we can all universally agree on that. Trying to predict what might be big a year from now is almost inevitably a fool’s errand. I mean who could have foreseen the dizzying drops of dubstep that would be thrown into the limelight in 2012? Who
In response to the growing nefarious influence of companies like YouTube and Spotify on the independent music sector, the Worldwide Independent Network (an international pressure group representing the interests of independent labels) has drawn up a ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ in response to the un-level playing field in the ‘distribution of recordings in digital services’.
So, if you’re on this site, it’s a pretty safe bet that you like the whole music fiasco, right? I’d venture to guess that you’re A bit of A fan at this stage. And, whether you like to relax with a few records at the end of the day or hit the clubs in fluorescent