On my stereo this week: Ed Sheehan, Thelma Plum, DMA’S, Banks & Dope Lemon.

Ed Sheeran – ‘Blow’. Some eight years ago, Ed Sheeran’s career was launched with his EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project.  Today, […]

Songs about overcoming adversity: ‘Who’s Gonna Make My Mistakes’ by Caroline Spence.

Caroline Spence’s third album Mint Condition released back in May this year showcases a singer songwriter in complete command of her sweet […]

“Flamingo is about trying to hold hope and hopelessness together” : Interview with Olympia.

Something exciting has been quietly happening in this country to music that now it seems almost impossible to keep a […]

Classic movie of the week: Bus Stop (1956).

Marilyn Monroe has been on my mind of late, especially with the anniversary of her death approaching next month. So, […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Like The Way I Do’ by Melissa Etheridge.

Earlier this year back in April Melissa Etheridge released her new album The Medicine Show. It is incredibly the rock […]

John Ford’s revered masterpiece ‘How Green Was My Valley’ (1941).

If you have read the novel How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn, you will instantly realise what a grim […]

Siobhan Wilson talks about her new album The Departure, fan support and suffering fools!

Siobhan Wilson is one of those incredible rising talents that I discovered a while ago by chance. From the outset […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Go’ by The Black Keys.

My favourite garage rockers The Black Keys return today with their stunning ninth album Lets Rock. In truth, they never […]

Classic movie of the week: My Darling Clementine (1946).

The inclusion of John Ford’s My Darling Clementine as my classic movie of the week is more nostalgic in choice than anything else. I […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: John Ford’s ‘Stagecoach’ chase sequence.

John Ford bought the rights to Stagecoach from Colliers magazine in 1937 (an adaptation of a short story called The Stage to Lordsburg) […]