There are two elements that make this year’s Christmas chart battle particularly unusual. Firstly, the Christmas chart will be announced on the afternoon of Christmas Day itself, rather than on the Sunday before as is usually the case. This keeps the suspense going until the day of Christmas itself.
Secondly, the X Factor winner’s single, usually public enemy number one (and so often the number one) at Christmas, has effectively bombed. … More The Christmas Chart Race 2015
As usual, perusing the pop charts this year was often a worrying and disconcerting experience. But there were also some gems. Here are some songs that are worth remembering from the year that was… January Happy – Pharrell Williams Although Happy was officially released in November 2013, it took several weeks to climb up the UK … More 10 Songs To Remember From 2014 (B-side)
So I went to Lausanne last night for a gig. It might have been a school night but I couldn’t miss this opportunity to see one of my favourite artists, I doubt he goes by England very often. Sébastien Tellier is a French singer who first came to my attention when he unsuccessfully represented France at … More Day 74: Gigging It Up In Lausanne