Hang Loose- Alabama Shakes

The aptly named Alabama Shakes serve up a lighthearted blend of blues-inspired roots rock and touch of soul that harken back to The Band, Janis Joplin, Wilson Pickett, The Allman Brothers, and the like. From the first riffs, “Hang Loose” verges on an almost country, gospel-esque medley, with infectious Joplin-like vocals that doesn’t leave one lacking. No, they’re not … [Read more...]

LIVE: Mumford & Sons @ Le Trianon

  This post was written by a guest writer (and our old school mate) Ed Benson. He's in Paris, saving the world. You can (and should!) follow him on his twitter account: The_Ed_Benson. Theatrical setting, UK folk rock megastars and a small, intimate audience? We are definitely not in England anymore. We’re in the heart of Paris, anglophobic to the core, where … [Read more...]

Wooden Indian – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

The world's most expansive Messianic group is back with a gorgeous cover of a classic John Denver song which totally fits their folksy vibes. In other news, I wish I too was super edgy. … [Read more...]

The 9 Most ‘Acceptable’ Taylor Swift Songs

Acceptable's in quotation-marks because you're never going to persuade everyone someone that successful is credible. But Taylor's having a bit of A Moment right now so here are her 9 best songs to persuade the Swift sceptic in your life (this is for you, my beloved sister)/reinforce your idolisation. It's so bite-size but it's so catchy: … [Read more...]