Looking For Hot Singles #1

Alice Merton – ‘No Roots’ To say Alice Merton’s ‘No Roots’ begins cautiously is not a criticism, but a testament to its confidence in its own ability to build into something magnificent. It doesn’t take long for the tentative riff that opens the British, Canadian, and German artist’s latest single to transform into perhaps this … Continue reading Looking For Hot Singles #1

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue #3

* [Disclaimer] ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ is a desperate attempt to show that my musical palette isn’t as bland as a chino-wearing yacht owner from Norfolk called Keith eating a plate of couscous with a biodegradable knife and fork that he bought in a 2 for 1 special at ASDA while … Continue reading Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue #3

James Baldwin’s ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ – An Exercise in Reading Cinema

Of all the films released this summer, Raoul Peck's documentary on James Baldwin- the powerfully entitled I Am Not Your Negro -was perhaps the one I was most excited for (sorry The Emoji Movie). After reading The Fire Next Time in my first year of university, I fell in love with Baldwin's conflation of poignant … Continue reading James Baldwin’s ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ – An Exercise in Reading Cinema

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue #2

* [Disclaimer] ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ is a desperate attempt to show that my musical palette isn’t as bland as a chino-wearing yacht owner from Norfolk called Keith eating a plate of couscous with a biodegradable knife and fork that he bought in a 2 for 1 special at ASDA while … Continue reading Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue #2