In this section you will find various articles on all aspects of music. These are ideas that have come to me or the musings I have and want to share. Recordings / Podcasts are also included here.
We’re Putting The Band Back Together – musings on band break ups and make ups
Music and Memory – why is the link between music and memory so emotive?
Making You A Mixtape – the beauty of making a tape for someone you want to impress
Misheard Lyrics – a few amusing lyric changes to make you laugh
Independent Venue Week – does the venue make or break the gig?
My Optimist Story or How Turin Brakes Made Me Cool – the reasons why this band mean a lot to me
Are You Listening? – is the way in which we listen to music important?
Going Back To My Roots – my music journey and the shops that matter
Twenty Years of Expecting to Fly by The Bluetones – my tribute to the anniversary of the debut album
So, Why Not Rubber Soul By The Beatles? – Guest article by Rob Morgan on why he loves this album
Music Shop Lovers Of The World Unite – the ongoing debate on buying physical music
Has Twitter Changed Music? – why is social media good for music?
Physical vs Downloading – the debate on how you buy your music
The Sounds Familiar Music Road Trip – musings from on the road
Music Fans, Cliques and Backstage Parties – what does being a music fan really mean?
Thirty Years Of Crowded House – my tribute to thirty years of my favourite band
Gig Experiences – a few words on going to gigs
Recordings / Podcasts
Turin Brakes on Artist Controlled Radio – the boys from Balham host their own radio show
Sounds Familiar Podcast #1 – some of the music that has been on rotation in our world recently
The Bluetones Podcast Special – take a trip through The Bluetones albums in this podcast special
Sounds Familiar Podcast #2 – have a listen to what’s been playing in our world lately
Sounds Familiar Podcast #3 – the gig podcast! Featuring the artists we’ve seen live recently
Sounds Familiar Podcast #4 – bank holiday edition! Featuring some of the artists that have been in our articles lately
Sounds Familiar Podcast #5 – an eclectic mix of artists and genres for your ears plus a few dedications
Sounds Familiar Podcast #6 – another mixture of artists and styles for you to listen to
Sounds Familiar Podcast #7 – more music, less chat this time!
Is The Single A Thing Of The Past? – a selection of songs that should have been released as singles
Feelgood Indie Playlist – our own indie compilation put together for a very good reason
The Sounds Familiar Summer Album – two playlists of tracks for the summer
The Sounds Familiar Discover New Music Playlist – nearly all the artists from our Discover series
The Sounds Familiar Discover New Music Playlist Version 2.0 – our updated Discover playlist
The Sounds Familiar Poptastic Gems Playlist – sit back and listen to some great artists you might not have heard in a while
Essential Top Ten Turin Brakes – our article and playlist of the top ten tracks as chosen by us
Essential Top Ten Crowded House – our article and playlist of ten tracks as an introduction to the band
Essential Top Ten Phil Collins – our article and playlist of ten tracks as an introduction to his music