Articles by Cazz Blase

720x405-Florence-and-the-Machine,-How-Big-How-BeautifulFlorence + the Machine Vol III: in which our heroine is wounded on the field of love, but learns to dance

Cazz Blase finds Florence on excellent form on her third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Cazz Blase // 15 August 2015

Categories: Features, Music, Reviews

rsz_tomboy“I’m in the fucking band!”

Tomboy give it some attitude, says Cazz Blase

Cazz Blase // 2 June 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Lila-Rose-JPEG.jpg-2Earth song(s)

Cazz Blase is convinced by Lila Rose's emotive plea for environmental and animal welfare on her latest album We.Animals.

Cazz Blase // 29 April 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Sioux-edinburgh80Siouxsie and the Banshees: the final four

Eighteen years after their split, Siouxsie and the Banshees have re-released a quartet of their studio albums, spanning 1987 to 1995, in a remastered package. Cazz Blase listens and reflects

Cazz Blase // 4 November 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

The girls are back in town

Power trio Ex Hex comprises a blend of talented musicians who cut their teeth in the riot grrrl scene of the 1990s. Cazz Blase checks out their forthcoming album, Rips (released 13 October)

Cazz Blase // 8 October 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

Cover_LWDFVulkanic rock

Two previous members of Those Dancing Days, Lisa Pyk-Wirström and Cissi Efraimsson, have now formed Vulkano. Cazz Blase listens to their debut album, Live Wild Die Free

Cazz Blase // 2 February 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

album-cover-front-connectionsHannah rages for her sisters

Cazz Blase has a listen to Gaptooth's debut album and finds a raw and honest but mixed result that nonetheless shows a sense of integrity and politics

Cazz Blase // 29 November 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

Fairport-conventionNew Review: Fairport Conventional

A recent reissue of Fairport Convention’s 1974 album Rising For The Moon makes for disappointing listening for long time Sandy Denny fan M. Lý-Eliot Sandy Denny is an iconic figure...

Cazz Blase // 27 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Kate-Nash-Girl-TalkNew Review: What Kate did next

Kate Nash first entered public consciousness in 2008 with her keyboard led tale of a relationship gone bad, ‘Foundations’. Since then she has taken up the bass guitar and is...

Cazz Blase // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Abida-Parveen-04_-credit-Jon-SuperNew Review: Mesmerising: Abida Parveen at the Bridgewater Hall

A rare performance for the Sufi singer, and a coup for Manchester International Festival, Ruth Rosselson finds herself transfixed by the power of Abida Parveen’s voice and music The biannual...

Cazz Blase // 24 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Valerie_June_550Stone cold talent

Cazz Blase listens to Valerie June's debut studio album, Pushin' Against a Stone and finds a maturity and ease of style that suggests longevity

Cazz Blase // 7 July 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

Carol-RhyuEerie electro: White Blush on extended play

Cazz Blase revisits White Blush's self-titled EP and talks to the creator, Carol Rhyu, about her work and what's next for White Blush

Cazz Blase // 3 July 2013

Categories: Features, Music

New review: Weirdly beautiful creations

Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady have carved a niche for themselves as purveyors of eclectic folk and “weirdly beautiful creations”. Along with Antony Hegerty, Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine, they...

Cazz Blase // 17 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Emily-Wells‘Drums, keys, beat machines and whatever else she can fit in her road case’

Trained violinist Emily Wells successfully merges hip-hop and classical to create a folktronic sound that is all her own. She has brought out seven albums since 1999, mostly on her own label. Cazz Blase has a listen to Mama, her first release in the UK

Cazz Blase // 3 June 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

Gil-Bellows-and-Julia-Sarah-StoneDesperately seeking Dolly

Cazz Blase immensely enjoys, despite not being a die-hard Dolly Parton fan, a girl's journey in search of her mother

Cazz Blase // 30 May 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

Sing-to-the-MoonAiming for the moon

Cazz Blase listens to Laura Mvula's debut album, Sing to the Moon, and finds there is much more to her wider output than the upbeat single 'Green Garden' would suggest

Cazz Blase // 17 May 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

New Review: Shaking it up

Swedish sister/brother duo The Knife returned with Shaking The Habitual in April and reviews have been both excited and mixed. David Wilkinson sees a welcome re-emergence of political pop in...

Cazz Blase // 14 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Apple-blossomMusic paste up: Anna von Hausswolff, Haiku Salut, White Blush

This weeks music paste up is all about the mysterious and elusive and features Anna von Hausswolff, Haiku Salut and White Blush.

Cazz Blase // 3 May 2013

Categories: Blog

425002287_7a0ca870b3_zNew Review: Everlasting divas

‘Rock On’: Women, Ageing and Popular Music is an essay collection concerned with developing debates around ageing, both in society and within the music world. Laura Way finds it an...

Cazz Blase // 28 April 2013

Categories: Blog

mise-en-scene-courtesy-of-Hermana-PRMusic paste up: Mise en scene, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Emily Wells

Today's music paste up features the energetic and scuzzy rock of Canada's Mise en scene, the haunting Emily Wells and the uplifting sing along of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Cazz Blase // 21 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Lady-LadyMusic paste up: Lady, Beatrice Eli, Laura Mvula

Today's music paste up is all about stomping vintage soul, stroppy jazz infused R&B and summery pastorial jazzy soul.

Cazz Blase // 30 March 2013

Categories: Blog

ImogenHeapMusic paste up: Imogen Heap and deadmaus5, Olivia Sebastianelli, She Makes War, Bluebell

This weeks music paste up has as its themes loneliness, sadness and failure to communicate. It features Imogen Heap and deadmaus5, Olivia Sebastianelli, She Makes War and Bluebell.

Cazz Blase // 16 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Laura J Martin, Trwbador and Haiku Salut

This weeks music paste up includes a startling clip of singer/songwriter Laura J Martin performing at the Union Chapel in London earlier this year, the debut single by Carmarthenshire girl/boy duo Trwbador and a surreal introduction to three girls from the Derbyshire Dales called Haiku Salut.

Cazz Blase // 11 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Josephine, Valerie June, Holly Golightly, Bunty

Kicking off todays music paste up is the excellent Josephine, who can be seen strolling around Manchester performing her joyfully exuberant single ‘What a day’ in the clip above. Josephine...

Cazz Blase // 3 March 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Delia gets her day

Back in October, The F-Word ran a piece by Michelle Drury about the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. One of the women Michelle wrote about was Delia Derbyshire, who...

Cazz Blase // 25 February 2013

Categories: Blog

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