RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has helped a weary nation through one of the bleakest winters in memory. So eat your heart out Shakespeare, revise that speech Churchill, frankly shut up Boris, it’s the queens of Series 2 that are giving me most to feel patriotic about in 2021.
In today’s age of cancel culture and online woke-ness, one mysterious internet memelord has taken a stand against a media institution. As a result, his unique 28 year-old male voice, possibly one of the last bastions of truth and justice in the Australian media landscape, has been silenced.
The most valuable seven inches of polyvinyl chloride were pressed into shape over and over again in 1965 before the twenty-third of December, at a plant most likely somewhere in Detroit, Michigan.
The tension between hope and despair that we all find ourselves in in 2021 was perfectly captured by 22 year-old Amanda Gorman’s stirring inauguration poem, ‘The Hill We Cilmb’.
As we look back on 2020, here is a list of my picks for MVPs of the year from a variety of media, but primarily related to music.
Onefour and Kid Laroi have similar beginnings. From rough neighbourhoods in typically maligned hoods around Sydney, to global audiences in a remarkably short time span. For Onefour, their road has been followed an organic, homegrown recipe for success. For The Kid Laroi, he chose to shoot straight for the big leagues to pursue success Stateside.
An analysis of lyrical content and vocal style for British post-hardcore alt-rock group Bring Me The Horizon.
Less than a year since the release of her last album Lover, the blonde one released a surprise album recorded and produced in quarantine isolation. She has taken it back to her storytelling country roots for an album literally titled folklore. Soaked in sepia tones of forestry and lace, the album lives up to its name, and isContinue reading “Taylor Swift & The Evolution of Pop Country Realpolitik”
Narcissistic, manic, provocateur, unpredictable, barely able to string a coherent sentence together…and then there’s Kanye!
Gil Scott-Heron may not be a familiar name to many, but you can feel the impact of his poetry and music from the work of Kanye West to the protest cries of Black Lives Matter. If you see yourself as a citizen of conscience, he is an artist you need to know. Born in ChicagoContinue reading ““Who Will Survive in America?” // A Jazz Prophet’s Story”