TOP OF THE POPS IS DEAD – 15 Years Ago Today

Words: Dan Smith Top Of The Pops. The MTV of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s. The popular BBC show saw incredible performances from the likes of Nirvana, Oasis, The Housemartins, New Order, Blur and David Bowie. Spanning the course of 42 years, the iconic show was usually the only place you were ableContinue reading “TOP OF THE POPS IS DEAD – 15 Years Ago Today”

10 YEARS ON: Remembering Amy Winehouse

Words: Charlie Kempen Today marks ten years since the British music icon Amy Winehouse sadly passed away.Although she lived an unfortunately short and tumultuous life, she made her mark in the musiclegends history book. She truly is one of the first British female artists to leave her beehiveshaped fingerprint within the industry. She was incrediblyContinue reading “10 YEARS ON: Remembering Amy Winehouse”

Looking Back at New Order’s Biggest Single of 1993 ‘Regret’

Release Date: 5th April 1993 Words: Emily Robbins-Pugh (sugarspunemily) Featured Image: New Order – Regret (Single Artwork) New Order are up there with some of the most influential bands to come from the Manchester music scene with numerous iconic releases including Blue Monday, World in Motion and True Faith. There are many songs I connectContinue reading “Looking Back at New Order’s Biggest Single of 1993 ‘Regret’”

The Last Shadow Puppets named best Breakthrough Act: This Day in 2008.

Words: Dan Smith After two successful albums with Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys, lead singer Alex Turner decided to embark on a side project which would also be incredibly successful. Alongside scouse musician Miles Kane, The Last Shadow Puppets were born. Of course, they were no strangers to working together, with the former Rascals man playingContinue reading “The Last Shadow Puppets named best Breakthrough Act: This Day in 2008.”

49 Years Ago, David Bowie released the GREATEST album of all time… ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’

Words: Dan Smith Now before we get into this, a little disclaimer that this is my favourite album of all time, featuring three of, in my opinion, the greatest songs ever written. So, although sometimes I may sit on the fence in my reviews, this will be only be full of praise – and rightlyContinue reading “49 Years Ago, David Bowie released the GREATEST album of all time… ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’”

And the rest is history – Arctic Monkeys play their debut show in Sheffield on this day in 2003

Words: Dan Smith Playing at The Grapes Pub in Sheffield, Arctic Monkeys made their debut in 2003, bringing home a whopping £27 from ticket sales. I can only assume anyone who attended that show had no idea how big the four-piece would eventually become! Due to rare footage posted on YouTube, we are able toContinue reading “And the rest is history – Arctic Monkeys play their debut show in Sheffield on this day in 2003”

10th June 1972: ‘Metal Guru’ ends it’s four week stint at UK Number One

Words: Dan Smith The fourth and final number one for London band T. Rex, ‘Metal Guru’ followed on from their previous timeless hits ‘Hot Love’ and ‘Get It On’. With groovy riffs and funky hooks, Marc Bolan would have you tentatively hanging on each word. Despite facing huge success in the 70’s, T. Rex areContinue reading “10th June 1972: ‘Metal Guru’ ends it’s four week stint at UK Number One”