Jam of the Week: Marika Hackman – Driving Under Stars

British folk singer Marika Hackman released her haunting debut album, We Slept at Last in 2015. That album was all original material, none of which appeared on her trio of EPs which preceded it.

Continuing her zeal for new music, Hackman has come up with spins on some Christmas favourites and a couple original songs for her first ever holiday EP. Continue reading

Jam of the Week: Golden Rules – Night Shifts at Christmas

Golden Rules, Lex press 02 (870x489)South London producer Paul White and Florida rapper Eric Biddines teamed up to release one of 2015’s funkiest hip hop records, Golden Ticket by Golden Rules.

Now the duo have released a whimsical, festive-themed hip hop single to keep us going through these dim December days. A great track that reminds me of the sentiment of Chris Rea’s ‘Driving Home for Christmas’. Continue reading

Choice Cuts: Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas

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It’s December. The lights are up. The holiday festivities have begun. And most us are probably thinking about what colourfully-wrapped confectionary we’ll be chomping down come the Christmas holidays. So what better time to look back at Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas*, a catalyst for selection box-guilt, cheeky high school kisses, bruised backsides and general Christmas party embarrassment. Continue reading

Happy Holidays

It’s has been a year of a hardship, change and insomnia for me. But it’s also be one of great discovers, newfound friendships and triumph. After a year travelling Nottingham and London it’s clear to me that I’ve barely scratched the surface of my home country.

I’ve learnt and experienced many new things and I made lots of exciting memories.

I hope you too have evolved in your own way.

Next year is a new decade, a fresh start and another leap into the unknown.

Cheers to 2009 and have a wonderful New Year!

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