Essential Top Ten Phil Collins

I recently wrote another essential top ten article for the Toppermost website.  This time I decided to tackle one of the industry giants mainly to see what level of conversation it would bring. The artist in question was Phil Collins and I was fully expecting it to uncover a barrage of moaning to say the … Continue reading Essential Top Ten Phil Collins


Essential Top Ten Crowded House

Following on from my Essential Top Ten Turin Brakes article, I recently wrote another piece for Toppermost on my all time favourite band, the marvellous Crowded House. It was a very difficult piece for me to write and selecting just ten tracks to share as a worthy introduction to the band was almost impossible.  I gave … Continue reading Essential Top Ten Crowded House

The Sounds Familiar Poptastic Gems Playlist

After randomly looking through my iPod earlier in the week I came across the brilliant song No Tomorrow by American band Orson and realised that firstly, I didn't even know I had it and secondly what a great song it is.  So I've been playing it ever since. This then got me thinking about those forgotten gems … Continue reading The Sounds Familiar Poptastic Gems Playlist

The Sounds Familiar Discover New Music Playlist – Version 2.0

Guess what folks?  We've updated our new music playlist and added on some more of our weekly Discover artists past and upcoming for your delight. Enjoy listening to our updated selection including additions from Postal Blue, Dot Dash, Andrew Foster and Clean Cut Kid to name but a few.  See what you can discover! reading The Sounds Familiar Discover New Music Playlist – Version 2.0

Feelgood Indie Playlist

Our friends over at Everything Indie Over 40 along with the wonderful John Hartley (aka @johnynocash) have teamed up and asked the online community to put together a list of their 12 feelgood, uplifting indie songs.  Just imagine if you had your own compilation album of indie tracks that make you feel like dancing round your kitchen! … Continue reading Feelgood Indie Playlist

The Bluetones Podcast Special

To coincide with the start of the second leg of The Bluetones Anniversary Jukebox Tour, we have put together a podcast special. We take a trip through all the studio albums from Expecting To Fly to A New Athens via A Rough Outline, a few cover versions and some listener requests. We hope you enjoy … Continue reading The Bluetones Podcast Special

Is The Single A Thing Of The Past?

I wrote recently about the album Dark On Fire by Turin Brakes and made mention that I thought they chose the wrong tracks to be released as singles.  Well, this got me thinking about how a band decides on what tracks they are going to release and whether there is some thought around album tracks that perhaps … Continue reading Is The Single A Thing Of The Past?