Articles about 'blues'

New review: Valerie June

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. Valerie June calls her music “Organic...

Holly Combe // 7 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 //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New Review: A cut above the rest

In December 2012 Holly wrote about Bristol synth pop act Gaptooth and her explicitly feminist single ‘Ladykillers’, a song that was so strongly worded that some radio stations wouldn’t play...

Cazz Blase // 31 January 2013

Categories: Blog

A cut above the rest

Although wishing at times for a more personal touch, Hayley Foster da Silva is impressed by the breadth of She Bop, the recently revised and updated third edition of Lucy O'Brien's history of women and the music industry, and is pleased to come away from the book with lots of new information

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

Song of the day: Billie Holiday – You Let Me Down

Billie Holiday sings a cautionary tale of the perils of the pedestal

Holly Combe // 22 July 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Melissa James

I first heard about Melissa James when she got in touch with a women’s radio group e-mail forum that I receive occasional updates from. She sent a message as an...

Holly Combe // 15 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Dawn of a new talent

Melissa James's debut album Day Dawns moves through a diverse range of styles, including jazz, blues, torch singing and country. Helen G finds an understated gem from a singer with a voice able to carry all this off with assurance and maturity

Helen G // 14 June 2012

Categories: Music, Reviews

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