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Waking In The Snow – EMPIRE OF THE SUN

Maybe you remember a couple of years ago when Foster The People had a monster of a summer hit with Pumped Up Kicks, a naggingly catchy pop breeze that took over … Continue reading

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What’s Your Game Plan? – JAMIE CULLUM

Jamie Cullum is Britain’s biggest selling jazz artist of all time. I was one of the millions seduced by his pop pixie looks and accessible white T-Shirts and jeans demeanour … Continue reading

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Pretty Pompoms – MIKA

I dare you. Play Mika. Listen to any song he has written, and I dare you not to sing it in your head all day. He writes glitterball melody hooks and hits the chorus like … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Your Wildest Fantasy – MUSE

If there ever was a band that was born to make the rousing anthem for the London 2012 Olympics, Muse was always going to be it. Stadiums were going to … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Legend Of The Phoenix- DAFT PUNK

The very first thing I want to offer you is an explanation. I Made You A Mixtape has been silent for better part of three months now. Oh, I have thought … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Fire In Your Eyes – PHILLIP PHILLIPS

I can’t stand Dave Matthews (the band). It seems to be mandatory to mention Dave Matthews when talking about Phillip Phillips, or maybe that was only during Phil’s tenure at … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

Brand New Kinda Free – ALICIA KEYS

When Alicia’s new album slips from the piano intro into the first track, Brand New Me, it does so like a trickling river. And the river keeps rippling over the rocks, … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

NEW YORK CITY – Gary Clark Jr.

In life one should always have a plan B. (In case you’re wondering, I’m currently on plan D. A.A. Gill in Vanity Fair writes interesting adults are always the school … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 4 Comments

Take A Minute – DALEY

I’m nothing but captain obvious so I have to admit, at first I went for the hair. Look at it. It’s towering, defiant, stubbornly juddering forward, in a hurry to go somewhere and determined … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Billy Jean Is Always Talkin’ – MICHAEL JACKSON

July 16, 1988.  The morning was soft grey velvet, low hanging clouds, rain waiting, warm and still. It was us and a few dozen die hards at 7.30am when we took our places … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · 4 Comments
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