Articles by Cazz Blase

The F-Word August music playlist

You find us in a dancing mood, gearing up for the Bank Holiday Weekend and Manchester Pride

Cazz Blase // 24 August 2018

Categories: Blog

Singing out loud

Singer/songwriter Emma Back has created a sophisticated debut album that holds up a mirror to the world. She talks to Cazz Blase about songwriting, singing and activism

Cazz Blase // 18 August 2018

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Interviews, Music

A whirlwind of creativity

Cazz Blase is completely undone by the new Florence + The Machine album, High As Hope

Cazz Blase // 19 July 2018

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

Sassy as

Tami Neilson makes sassy, 1950s-inspired music for the modern age. Cazz Blase is impressed

Cazz Blase // 10 June 2018

Categories: Music, Reviews

First in the world somewhere

Cazz Blase salutes Penny Pepper and enjoys her post punk memoir First in the World Somewhere

Cazz Blase // 3 June 2018

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

The endurance factor

Cazz Blase is drawn to Tancred’s new album and its bewitching array of catchy indie rock tunes

Cazz Blase // 1 June 2018

Categories: Music, Reviews

The F-Word May music playlist

This months music playlist revolves around the highs and lows of youth, of being young, being angry, being sad, being happy - and all states in-between

Cazz Blase // 7 May 2018

Categories: Blog

In the land of the milk and the honey

Cazz Blase heeds Hot Brown Honey’s call to “make noise”

Cazz Blase // 8 March 2018

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The F-Word February music playlist

The first F-Word music playlist of 2018 is a reflective one, summoning up the optimism of a new year and combining it with the highs and lows of love in a time of austerity. For it is February, and as such, Valentines Day is just around the corner

Cazz Blase // 7 February 2018

Categories: Blog

“And I can stay as long as I like, ‘cos no one’s calling me to come back inside”

Honeyblood rock Manchester

Cazz Blase // 8 January 2018

Categories: Music, Reviews

The F-Word November music playlist

The F-Word playlist is back with a selection of guitar led tunes and protest songs for November

Cazz Blase // 9 November 2017

Categories: Blog

Music to jump up and down to

A quick burst of alternative rock makes for a thrilling ride as Cazz Blase enjoys Rews' debut album

Cazz Blase // 6 November 2017

Categories: Music, Reviews

The F-Word August music playlist

The F-Word playlist returns in fierce mood this August

Cazz Blase // 25 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Reality beats

Cazz Blase reviews Off The Radar, the very timely debut album from political electronic artist Noga Erez

Cazz Blase // 6 August 2017

Categories: Music, Reviews

Women and music festivals, again…

Cazz Blase argues that we need to seriously reconsider the pulling power of women performers at festivals

Cazz Blase // 30 June 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Singing the unsayable

New York folkatronic duo, Overcoats, and their dark and sweet anthems for living captivate Cazz Blase

Cazz Blase // 7 June 2017

Categories: Music, Reviews

A brief history of time

Cazz Blase finds the third album by Seattle punk pop band Tacocat worthy of repeated listening

Cazz Blase // 18 April 2016

Categories: Music, Reviews

Grrrl, Interrupted

Cazz Blase speaks to DIY icon Karren Ablaze! about her illustrious career as riot grrrl extraordinaire and fanzine pioneer

Cazz Blase // 23 January 2016

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Happy as a clam at high water

Cazz Blase enjoys the vintage sounds of Shannon and The Clams latest album Gone By The Dawn

Cazz Blase // 5 October 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Words, not guitar: Viv Albertine on the book she never thought she’d write

Cazz Blase speaks to Viv about her book Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys

Cazz Blase // 24 September 2015

Categories: Features, Feminism, Herstory, Interviews

Florence + 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

“I’m in the fucking band!”

Tomboy give it some attitude, says Cazz Blase

Cazz Blase // 2 June 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Earth 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

Siouxsie 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

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