Observer New Review: Wasuremono

One to watch: Wasuremono This West Country four-piece manage to combine joyous, oddball pop with reflections on mental health In Japanese, the word “wasuremono” describes something forgotten or left behind – you’ll hear it to describe luggage left on railway platforms. But there’s a hint of longing and nostalgia there too, which chimes perfectly with Read more about Observer New Review: Wasuremono[…]

The Guardian: 10 of the best movie soundtracks

Twinkling scores, glistening synths and easy-flowing jazz: we look at some of the most memorable music in movies The Guardian Guide ET: The Extra-Terrestrial John Williams Star Wars, Jaws, Superman … John Williams doesn’t just soundtrack films, he soundtracks entire childhoods. The emotional tone of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster is one of shared wonder, and Read more about The Guardian: 10 of the best movie soundtracks[…]

The Guardian: Isolation albums

Cottage industry: the enduring power of the ‘cabin in the woods’ album From Bon Iver to Taylor Swift, artists and audiences continue to be drawn to the homespun allure of the isolation album For some, the “cabin in the woods album” aesthetic reached critical mass around 2011, with a headline in the Onion: “Man Just Read more about The Guardian: Isolation albums[…]

BBC Radio 4: Front Row

Front Row Jonathan Coe on his novel Middle England, which has won the Costa Novel Award 2019. Plus Selena Gomez’s album Rare reviewed by Sophie Harris. Listen to the whole episode on iPlayer, here