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Tag: 2015

Will Young – Like a River

Work hard, do good things and all your dreams will come true: not strictly the case when you're a pop star in this day and age.

CHVRCHΞS – Clearest Blue

The success and ubiquity of some bands is a little perplexing, and Scottish synth pop specialists CHVRCHΞS are a great example. To date they’ve had one ‘hit’ (The Mother We Share, no.38) […]

Duran Duran – Pressure Off

I’m well aware of how completely out of touch I am with the modern way of marketing pop music. As we’ve discussed before with Brandon Flowers and Frida Sundemo, the […]

Tove Styrke – Ego

Think back over the last few series of The X Factor and you might be able to name the winner, and possibly even the runner up, but rarely does anybody […]

Erik Hassle – No Words

There’s a school of thinking that says Scandinavian pop is the best kind of pop, and with Måns Zelmerlöw taking the Eurovision trophy back to Stockholm for the second time […]

Daphne & Celeste – You & I Alone

On the front cover of the Evening Standard’s latest ES Magazine is a striking image of a skull in spectacles with a full beard, and the headline ‘DEATH OF THE […]

Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love

If you’re a pop fan of a certain age, raised on the standard single-or-two-then-the-album release pattern, then the modern world is a very confusing place to be. Since the digital […]