In the highly competitive battle for attention within my fickle wandering mind, two things have completely overtaken my thoughts this week: The tragic, gruesome and unjust death of a black man, George Floyd, at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer (and his colleagues by complicity). Solange’s A Seat at the Table, an exquisite […]

if you wanna cut the crap and get straight to the playlist, you’re welcome (Spotify or Apple Music). I love to delay bedtime. Normally for no good reason, only bad ones. So on Wednesday night, I gave myself an incentive at 10pm – you can stay up, if you make a sick ass playlist for […]

Here they are! Hope you find something you like … Podcast links here and the list below. Apple Google Other 21. Empathy – Jean Deaux 20. The Highwomen – the Highwomen 19. Eve – Rapsody 18. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish 17. BUBBA – KAYTRANADA 16. Dedicated – […]

The criteria for my favourite songs exists somewhere, like an unwritten constitution, or probably more like that emoji whose brain is scrambled. It’s a little of how much I played and enjoyed them. It’s a lot about about how many feels and thinks I had about them – and how much I felt compelled to […]

It’s hard to think of a musical act more universally beloved than Roxette. Unlike many of their 80/90s pop contemporaries, this affection doesn’t come from any cheesiness-fuelled irony. Roxette’s music was distinct and consistently stellar. It felt like it was on another level, even if not consciously at the time. In hindsight, it was timeless […]

I am LOVING this new collab between Mark Ronson and some of the strongest female voices to join forces on an album. Here’s my run down on the what and the why. https://anchor.fm/daniel-murphy/episodes/Mark-Ronsons-Late-Night-Feelings-and-all-my-big-time-feelings-about-it-e4fjjn You can also find my podcast on your listening app of choice. Remember to subscribe … and feel free to share

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 […]