Two very big things happened last week in the world of Kacey Musgraves. First, she was announced as a guest judge on next season’s Ru Paul’s Drag Race (All Stars, no less). Later that same week, she was then awarded album of the year at the American Country Music Awards for Golden Hour. I guess […]

After ‘a few’ lengthy delays – leading the Guardian to crown her ‘the queen of the chaotic album campaign’ – and an even longer list of controversies along the way, Nicki Minaj’s fourth album Queen dropped (kinda) a week early on Friday. The sceptic in me wondered if this was to avoid sharing the streaming […]

Last week, Nicki Minaj @’d Tracy Chapman. You read that right. This decade’s most prominent (and spiky) female rapper used the internet’s trolliest communication channel to make a public request to one of the last century’s most-respected and dignified artists. Like everyone, my ‘unexpected news’ threshold is pretty high nowadays, yet this still threw me. […]

Buying music from an actual shop is one of my most favourite past times. Probably my most favourite. It was like a continual rite of passage, ear-marking moments of my life with musical memories to match. I was basically curating my own soundtrack. The film itself is more slow-burning B-grade-dramedy than blockbuster, but the soundtrack […]

A few years ago, when Sunday sessions at the pub were still a core part of me adulterating my weekend (definitely not to be confused with adulting), Big Call Sunday was born. You know the scene. The talk got louder and looser, views became flippantly more extreme and equally more carefree and confident. Some of […]

In honour of Mother’s Day, today I got myself out of bed, I cooked my meals for the week, washed all my clothes and even bathed myself. I now know up to 1 millionth of what an average day was like for my own Ma with five human shaped adult-piglets to raise, clean and cater […]

I heard your feedback – the March playlist was a little too heavy on hardness and hip hop and a little light lush grooves. I’m not saying April completely resolves that (I’m still me, after all) BUT I have aimed to expand through a more eclectic mix of genres and sounds. And in those hip-hop […]