Music and Mutterings of 2015

Well, here we are at the last day of 2015. And it’s been an interesting year, as in “may you live in interesting times.” There’s nothing that can be said quickly about what’s going on around us, except that you have to hope that more people are taking a personal role in speaking out against… Continue reading Music and Mutterings of 2015

Mercury Prize Nominees – my interviews with Wolf Alice and Jamie xx

Congratulations to Mercury Prize Nominees – Wolf Alice and Jamie xx. I did interviews with both over the summer. See what they each had to say about their music and why they do what they do.   Jamie xx Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has had a meteoric rise in the music world. He’s accomplished… Continue reading Mercury Prize Nominees – my interviews with Wolf Alice and Jamie xx

In Colour – Jamie xx Steps into the Spotlight

Cover of In Colour

I can’t stop listening to this album. Artist: Jamie xx Album: In Colour Rating: 8.5/10 Label: Young Turks There’s a word in German – Sehnsucht – that could be said to mean thoughts about areas of life that are imperfect, alongside a yearning for an imagined or dreamed alternative. Sampling doesn’t generally provide such a… Continue reading In Colour – Jamie xx Steps into the Spotlight

Jamie xx shows his true colours

Jamie xx

Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has had a meteoric rise in the music world. He’s accomplished so much already – first with The xx, whose debut album, xx, won them a Mercury Prize, and grabbed top position in a host of end of year lists. Their second album, Coexist, was released to major… Continue reading Jamie xx shows his true colours