• The prevalence of 4/4 in popular music

    Let’s do a test. Open up your favourite music streaming app, put on a pop album you like, or turn on the radio and tune it until you hear some popular music. What do you notice about it? How does the music feel? Is it easy to dance to?...
  • CHILDCARE @ Rescue Rooms

    I’d never been to the Red Room part of Rescue Rooms before, but it’s a perfect intimate-sized gig venue, perhaps like Bodega in size. A totally-filled lil’ space with nothing but good music and good energy – what could go amiss? “Picture Ava as having the vocal quality of...
  • Pink Floyd: Five Prequels and Sequels

    Pink Floyd are one of the greatest bands of all time. When they briefly reunited in 2005 for Live 8 one critic famously described their arrival, amongst the Madonnas and Robbie Williams’ of the world, as being like the seas parting and the mothership landing. Not unsurprisingly they’ve influenced almost all rock...
  • Album Review: Pink Floyd – The Endless River

    The story of Messers Barrett, Waters, Mason, Wright and Gilmour is almost the archetypal tale of victory through defeat; of innovative, legendary sound through adverse circumstances. Despite a mentally ill leader and inter-personal strife the band produced some of the most memorable and resonant music of the last century....