on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Words: Saam Das


On October 1st 2017, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan purchased the historic National Wrestling Alliance, founded in 1948. A leftfield move to some, it actually followed his involvement in another high profile American professional wrestling organisation, TNA. Two years on from the start of the Corgan era, 'NWA: Powerrr' (yes, three 'r's) premiered across the world for free on Facebook and YouTube. Here's a recap of the opening episode.
on Monday, October 14, 2019
Words: Saam Das


Gloucestershire-bred and Bristol-based Katy J Pearson has cut her teeth in outfits such as Kitten And Bear and Ardyn, both alongside brother Rob Pearson, and it's now time for her solo material to emerge. Listen to her fine debut single, 'Tonight', to be released on Heavenly Recordings, home to the likes of Gwenno and Boy Azooga.
on Sunday, October 13, 2019
Words: Saam Das


National Album Day just passed this weekend in the UK, celebrating a strong pop culture and tradition that has catapulted the likes of Adele and Ed Sheeran to millions of albums sales in the 21st century. Speaking of which, this week's pop music column sees an orchestral take on 'Million Pieces' by Bastille, AJ Mitchell and Ava Max's Baz Luhrmann-inspired new video, and Niall Horan's latest track, 'Nice To Meet Ya'.
on Monday, October 07, 2019
Words: Saam Das


Bossy Love are releasing their debut album 'Me + U' on Halloween but don't be scared - based on the eponymous lead single, the album's likely to be a good 'un. It's been a longtime coming for Amandah Wilkinson and John Baillie Jr, who first met over ten years ago in their respective outfits at the time of Operator Please and Danananakroyd. Listen to the swirling off-kilter pop of 'Me + U' below.
on Thursday, September 26, 2019
Emerge Festival (Various venues across London, 27-28 September 2019) // Words: Saam Das


One wristband. Entry to multiple venues. Sound familiar? It's a model that's worked well for a whole host of UK music festivals such as The Great Escape and Dot To Dot, and the people behind Emerge Festival have decided to adapt and adopt the model across several of London's cultural attractions. There's still music but plenty more on offer across venues as diverse as The Cinema Museum and UK Parliament. We've collated some of the best musical bits of Emerge 2019 below.
on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Words: Saam Das

Toby Scott, Florrie Arnold, Sarah Thompson in Capulets

You'll know Brian Higgins and his Xenomania production team from their stellar work with Girls Aloud, as well as dalliances with the likes of Sugababes, Annie, and Alesha Dixon, among many others. Safe to say, they know good pop. Therefore it comes with some excitement that their latest affiliated band, Capulets has come to the fore, featuring Xenomania artist Florrie. Listen to their appropriately named 'Act One' EP below.

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