Articles by Cazz Blase

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

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

Vulkanic 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

Hannah 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

New 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

New 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

New 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

Stone 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

Eerie 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

‘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

Desperately 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

Aiming 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

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