Album Review: Gorgon City – Olympia (2021)

From the opening bars of 'Tell Me It's True', you just know that Olympia is going to be a masterpiece..... Three years after their criminally underrated second album 'Escape', the best duo in house music have returned for 'Olympia'. Would those roaming Ancient Greece have appreciated the nod? You've certainly got to have balls to … Continue reading Album Review: Gorgon City – Olympia (2021)

Book Review: B.A. Paris, Clare Mackintosh, Holly Brown & Sophie Hannah – The Understudy

What do you get when you put four of the most acclaimed female writers of this generation together in one book? A stomping great thriller! Carolyn, Bronnie, Elise and Kendall are four mums at the exclusive and prestigious Orla Flynn Academy, an acting school for teenagers wanting to get into the world of stage and … Continue reading Book Review: B.A. Paris, Clare Mackintosh, Holly Brown & Sophie Hannah – The Understudy

Ryan’s 30 Albums in 30 Days: Part 2!

Featuring albums from Namasenda, MARINA, The Prototypes, Madonna and GIRLI. Namasenda - hot_babe_93 (2017) Having become a massive fan of Swedish hyperpop icon Namasenda's recent singles 'Wanted' and '24/7', I decided to go back to the start of her musical journey. 'hot_babe_93' was her first (and to date, only) EP release, and would have been … Continue reading Ryan’s 30 Albums in 30 Days: Part 2!

Album Review: MARINA – Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (2021)

From the first few seconds of the opening, titular, track to MARINA's fifth studio album, she sounds like a woman who has regained her voice and rediscovered the punchy sound which projected her to fame several years ago. This is a seismic shift from 'Love + Fear', her 2019 album, which came across as boring, … Continue reading Album Review: MARINA – Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (2021)

Album Review: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend (2021)

2017's 'Visions Of A Life' was possibly the greatest album to ever be released, so how on earth could Wolf Alice follow up perfection without their third one feeling like a letdown? By creating yet another masterpiece which, given time, memories and a few hundred listens, is more than capable of fighting its predecessor in … Continue reading Album Review: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend (2021)

Book Review: Rachel Lynch – Bitter Edge (Kelly Porter book 4)

I knew as soon as I finished 'Dead End', the third installment in the best crime series in Cumbria, that I would need to read the next one immediately. It wasn't that there was a cliffhanger or anything - indeed, Rachel Lynch's writing always wraps up the story by the end and, should another book … Continue reading Book Review: Rachel Lynch – Bitter Edge (Kelly Porter book 4)

Album Review: Royal Blood – Typhoons (2021)

The English rock duo Royal Blood return with their third studio album, 'Typhoons' Royal Blood have a very specific sound which is hard to recreate or imagine another band making - indeed, it is impossible as Mike Kerr keeps his own technique a VERY guarded secret. For their first two albums, although they were brilliant … Continue reading Album Review: Royal Blood – Typhoons (2021)