The (Barclaycard) Mercury Prize 2013 – Mvula, Marling and Rudimental

Three more albums under scrutiny today and it's 66.6(66666666)% Laura, now that's awfully close to being the Devil's number and I don't believe in coincidence, I smell a conspiracy! But wait, what? 666 isn't really the Devil's number? It's a number made up by the movie industry because the number derived from religious sources wasn't [...]

The (Barclaycard) Mercury Prize 2013 – Bowie, Bugg and Savages

Round two of the quick-fire Mercury should-it-win quiz is here, get your critical caps on and prepare to discern like you've never discerned before. If you've not got a previous discerning record to beat then browse thesaurus.com until you're fully satisfied with the synonym that suits you best. David Bowie - The Next Day This year's [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Wednesday’s Band.

Band of the Day - Wolf Alice: Its Wednesday, here's another band - the band is Wolf Alice. Of course I jest, we're not yet that far into the Band of the Day bit that my beckoning spring of almost-wit has run dry. I actually came up with the perfect opening for this piece last [...]