Top 50 Albums of 2015

For me, 2015 has been an overwhelming year for music. Diving fully into music writing, both for myself and for other publications, has helped me discover more great albums than ever before, and these fifty are my favourites. From blissful pop, to brutal black metal, to boundary pushing electronic music, these are the albums that … More Top 50 Albums of 2015

SOAK Gig Review – The Caves, Edinburgh, 2nd November

Despite the spotty nature of her live show, SOAK is an artist that has found her own sound and voice early on in her career. This promising start makes her an artist to seek out while she’s still playing the intimate venues her songs deserve, before she’s potentially filling stadiums down the line. … More SOAK Gig Review – The Caves, Edinburgh, 2nd November

Thoughts on the Mercury Prize 2015 – the Shortlist and the Snubs

The 2015 Mercury Prize nominees were announced earlier today by Lauren Laverne on 6 music, and as ever, the shortlist is a diverse selection worth digging into. Aphex Twin’s elastic beatcraft sits snuggly next to Benjamin Clementine’s poetic piano balladry and C Duncan’s breezy, classical inspired dream-pop. What’s even more commendable is the lack of big names … More Thoughts on the Mercury Prize 2015 – the Shortlist and the Snubs