David Conway finds himself entranced by the fantastical musical setpieces of this Elton John biopic.
The label ‘gay icon’ is thrown around a lot these days, whether it’s describing a woman embracing and flaunting her sexuality or a straight artist subtly hinting at attraction towards a member of the same-sex in their lyrics. However, the title of an LGBTQ+ musical legend is one bestowed on only a few. One of […]
Sometimes an album cover can be its defining feature, especially if the music delivers on a grand scale. The artwork can be what makes an album truly epic and instantly recognisable. Many of the best selling and most acclaimed albums can be easily defined by their artwork, whether it is just a portrait or picture […]
From growing up in a small village in the south of Wales to preparing for an upcoming tour with pop icons Erasure, Rod Thomas (also known under the stage moniker Bright Light Bright Light) has had a busy few years releasing sparkling genre-blending records of his own, starring in The League of Gentlemen and touring […]
The struggle in Jessie Ware’s newest album, Glasshouse, is clear. The album is caught between Ware – a talented, complex and innovative writer and singer; and Island Records, a commercially-obsessed subsidiary of the goliath Universal Records. As a result, the album is left with a very distinct pattern. The album features a few creative masterpieces […]