My third time at Primavera Sound music festival in Barcelona was special. It’s been a favourite for years, but this year they committed – and delivered – to having at least 50% of artists be female. They’ve committed to every year from now too. It’s what they call the new normal. I call it god […]

I just went to church (I think)/ watched Beyoncé’s Netflix doco Homecoming. Mind and soul totally blown. Watch it and then listen to my highly emotional take/ a 14 minute stream of consciousness fanboy review. You should (hopefully) be able to find it on your podcast platform of choice here: https://anchor.fm/daniel-murphy

Hola. Here it is … my very first podcast.  You can hear me talk through favourite albums using one of the links below. Apple Google Anchor fm You can also find some of the music mentioned in the podcast here: Spotify playlist Apple Music playlist Here is the list of albums. Hope you find something […]

I was like basically pretty much sorta almost ready to go with this before the NY kicked in. Then my holiday companions gave me a straight up grilling for wanting to post these songs in no particular order. So revisit, I have. Ranked them, I did. Torturous, it certainly was. It did give me a […]

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. […]