New Music Is Good For The Soul.

I know I tend to listen to old stuff rather than new, but every so often I like to subject my ears to something new so I don’t become one of those people who whinge and say, “I remember when music….” I just don’t want to miss out on anything good. And I like to think with the music I’m going to put here is a billion times better than the tripe you will hear on a commercial wanky radio station. I do not need to tell you which station, do I? No.

I won’t bother writing a huge essay, you don’t need that. And quite frankly, I want to go make myself a cup of tea. So here, have some songs :

Ladyhawke-Black,White & Blue.

They do say that good things come to those who waited. I (and others) have been waiting a LONG time for some new material from Ladyhawke. Her debut album is one I hold very dear to me, reminding me off my time at University. Thinking about it, I now feel very old. But that’s the past and it doesn’t need thinking about right now because we FINALLY have some brand new Ladyhawke music.

Her new single Black, White & Blue- in my humble and biased opinion is incredible. I’m directing all my love right now towards this song. I’m a huge huge fan of Ladyhawke, and I knew her new stuff was going to be amazing. If the whole album sounds like this, then I’m sure we have a contender for Album of the Year. Easily.


I love Ladyhawke. I want a new album and I want a tour. I’m not the only one. She’s amazing.

Back Of The Van.

Better Than Sunday. < This reminds me of someone..most of the album does, but it’s getting a bit easier to listen to. Still a great song.

French version of Paris Is Burning.

Just don’t make the mistake I once did and buy the wrong Ladyhawke album thinking she had an EP out…remember..there’s an “E” at the end!


Brit Awards 2010.

I don’t care for awards. I think they are always rigged. This comes from my disgust in the Mercury Music Prize. Music experts?! Sure……

Anyway, here are the nominations for this years Brit Awards :

British Male Solo Artist
Calvin Harris
Dizzee Rascal
Paolo Nutini < PLEASE WIN!
Robbie Williams

British Female Solo Artist
Bat For Lashes
Florence And The Machine <Should win, of course. But if she doesn’t..please let Bat For Lashes win!
Leona Lewis
Lily Allen
Pixie Lott

British Breakthrough Act
Florence And The Machine <If Flo or La Roux win, it’ll be okay.
Friendly Fires
La Roux
Pixie Lott

British Group
Friendly Fires
Kasabian <No competiton really. They should win. Yes, I do hate JLS.

British Album
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’
Florence And The Machine – ‘Lungs’ < No doubt this should win. Why? I’ll explain further on….
Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’
Lily Allen – ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’
Paolo Nutini – ‘Sunny Side Up’

British Single
Alesha Dixon – ‘Breathe Slow’
Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida – ‘Bad Boys’
Cheryl Cole – ‘Fight For This Love’
Joe McElderry – ‘The Climb’
JLS – ‘Beat Again’
La Roux – ‘In For The Kill’ < This list is just AWFUL. Did these people not hear anything by The xx or Golden Silvers or FLORENCE this year? must have missed them, yeah? WANKERS. But, I do love La Roux.
Lily Allen – ‘The Fear’
Pixie Lott – ‘Mama Do’
Taio Cruz – ‘Break Your Heart’
Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz – ‘Number 1’

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Michael Bublé
Seasick Steve< I love this guy. I’d like either him or Jay to win. Moreso Steve.

International Female Solo Artist < As long as Rihanna or Shakira don’t’ll be alright. If those two weren’t nominated it’d actually be friggin’ decent.
Lady Gaga
Norah Jones

International Breakthrough Act
Animal Collective
Daniel Merriweather
Empire of the Sun
Lady Gaga< Based on the line “Bluffin’ with my muffin.” She should get it. I do love GaGa. She’s different. She’s true to her art. Her vocals are amazing. Disagree? Go listen to her perform Speechless live. It’s on YouTube.
Taylor Swift

International Album < So long as Black Eyed Peas don’t win, it’s cool.
Animal Collective – ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’
Black Eyed Peas – ‘The E.N.D.’
Empire of the Sun – ‘Walking On A Dream’
Jay-Z – ‘The Blueprint 3’
Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’

BRITs Performance Of 30 Years < I want Bros to win, just because it’d be funny. But we all know it’ll go to Michael Jackson just because he’s dead.
Bee Gees- ‘Stayin’ Alive’/’How Deep is Your Love’ (1997)
Bros – ‘I Owe You Nothing’ (1989)
Coldplay – ‘Clocks’ (2003)
Eurythmics & Stevie Wonder – ‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)’ (1999)
Girls Aloud – ‘The Promise’ (2009)
Kanye West – ‘Gold Digger’ (2006)
Kylie Minogue – ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ (2002)
Michael Jackson – ‘Earth Song’ (1996)
Paul McCartney – ‘Live And Let Die’ (2008)
Pet Shop Boys – ‘Go West’ (1994)
Robbie Williams & Tom Jones – The Full Monty medley (1998)
Scissor Sisters – ‘Take Your Mama’ (2005)
Spice Girls – ‘Wannabe’/ ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ (1997)
Take That – ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’/ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’/ ‘She Loves You’ Beatles medley (1994)
The Who – ‘Who Are You’ (1988)

And of course, Ellie Goulding is the winner of The Critics Choice Award 2010. Flo won it last year, now Ellie this year. I am utterly pleased with this. I will probably cry when she comes on stage to collect the award. I do hope Flo wins something, she has to. If she does, I’d very much like her to repeat the speech she made last year. Something along the lines of “FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK” then at the end she said, “I’m going to get drunk now.” God bless her. I will cry if she wins anything, I really will. You know I’ve loved her since that amazing clip of her and Lightspeed Champion on YouTube of them singing in his kitchen back in 2007. It’s been love since then..and to see someone you just love and adore their talent become a double platinum album selling’s just a beautiful thing. I know I don’t her haha, but Lungs means a lot. And, Dog Days Are Over has given me the courage to move away from where I live. I’m packing up my shit and I’m going. Lungs got me through a breakup, I’ve made some amazing friends through mutual love of Florence..I have so many memories with this album. And to see it do so well..just makes me happy and have faith in the music industry again.

Right, I’ve rambled and I sound strange!


Ladyhawke UK Tour- May 2009.

Ladyhawke has just announced a UK tour in May. Tickets go on sale from the usual places and on Friday at 9am or 10am…I think.

Dates :

15th May: Òran Mór Auditorium – Glasgow
16 thMay : Cockpit – Leeds
17th May: Club Academy – Manchester
19 thMay: Digital – Brighton
20th May: O2 Academy 2 – Birmingham
21 stMay: KOKO – London


I should have made this entry weeks ago about her debut self titled album. I apologise. But I have been listening to it none stop for the past few weeks.

My Delirium is my favourite track. Easily. If you’re going to buy it based on your love for Paris Is Burning then you will not be disappointed. You’ll fall in love and you won’t be able to stop playing these 13 tracks. Check out Dusk Till Dawn video on YouTube,the one with Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion) in. Awesome stuff.
She’s touring with Black Kids this month and next month. GO WATCH YOU FOOLS!

I’m not going to compare Ladyhawke to anyone, because there is no comparison. She’s fantastic, beautiful and talented.