New single alert: Mabel and Not3s

Mabel and Not3s are bringing the 90s R&B duet back in full-force. After collaborating on Not3s’s summery hit, ‘My Lover’, the two UK talents have joined forces on Mabel’s new single, ‘Fine Line’ – the latest in a string of excellent releases from the part-Sweden, part-London raised singer-songwriter. The daughter of singer Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey, Mabel has steadily been cementing her … Continue reading New single alert: Mabel and Not3s

Songs of the moment: 17th of January

Jorja Smith ft. Stormzy – Let Me Down This year’s winner of the Brit’s critics’ choice award, Jorja Smith, has teamed up with the UK’s favourite MC, Stormzy, on this downbeat, sultry number.  Hailing from Walsall, Smith’s soulful vocals and songwriting ability have earned her a prodigious rise to success, including a feature on Drake’s ‘One Life’ mixtape.  Her latest single explores the the painful … Continue reading Songs of the moment: 17th of January

Album review: ‘Zanaka’ by Jain

The entente-cordiale between France and England has often been sustained by musical exports – in particular, French female artists, whose songs frequently manage to charm us brits, as in fashion, with their particular mix of elegance and quirkiness.  In recent years, we listened to the mysterious Cuban-France harmonies of twin-duo Ibeyi, whose song ‘Stranger / Lover’ was masterfully remixed by English producer Mura Masa.  Then, the androgynous … Continue reading Album review: ‘Zanaka’ by Jain

Introducing: Will Joseph Cook

This is one artist you’ll definitely want on your summer playlist. Hailing from Tunbridge Wells, Will Joseph Cook’s years of honing his carefree indie-pop sound on the Kent gig circuit have paid off: today marks the release of his debut album, Sweet Dreamer. Mastering a distinct falsetto vocal, catchy la-la-la hooks and a knack for a good chorus, he mainly deals in upbeat songs about girls and youthful … Continue reading Introducing: Will Joseph Cook

Paris: manger avec un petit budget

‘When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise’.  So said the writer Henry Miller in his book on the French capital, ‘Tropic of Cancer’.  Springtime in Paris is definitely special; as the flowers start to bloom, everyone flocks to sunbathe in le Jardin du Luxembourg or les Tuileries, high on the promise of summer and all the fun that … Continue reading Paris: manger avec un petit budget

Songs of the moment: 4th of April

Gorillaz feat. D.R.A.M. – Andromeda Damon Albarn’s post-Blur project, renowned for hits like ‘Feel Good Inc’, have been missed for quite some time.  Now they’re back with new music and it’s as original as ever, jumping from collaborations with rising Jamaican star Popcaan on ‘Saturnz Bar’ to this synth-lead, futuristic beauty, ‘Andromeda’, featuring American artist D.R.A.M. Mr Jukes, BJ The Chicago Kid – Angels/Your Love Bombay … Continue reading Songs of the moment: 4th of April

EP Review: 5 Day Mischon

This is a rather lovely way to start April.  J-Dilla inspired bedroom producer and all-round musical prodigy, Tom Misch, is too kind to his fans; rather than letting them wait it out for his new album, the London-based artist has released an EP to enjoy in the meantime, based on 5 days of productive music-making with a different collaboration for each day. The ‘5 Day … Continue reading EP Review: 5 Day Mischon

Film review: Toni Erdmann

If the subtlety of French film or the wackiness of Spanish cinema often eludes you, why not give German comedy a try?  Yes, really. Maren Ade’s latest film, Toni Erdmann, is a farcical father and daughter story that has been warmly received across the globe, sweeping up award nominations at The Oscars and Cannes, and correcting any stereotypes about Germany’s lack of humour along the way. … Continue reading Film review: Toni Erdmann

Introducing: Carmody

Welcome to The Musical Foodie Introducing…the place where we give you the low-down on the most exciting new artists to listen out for right now! First up is twenty-something Londoner Carmody, a folk-pop singer-songwriter whose poetic and moody songs lend themselves very well to rainy, chilled out days spent indoors.  She’s also just as able to take-on a Timbaland noughties classic, The Way I Are, … Continue reading Introducing: Carmody

Songs of the moment: 15th March

Martin Solveig feat. Ina Wroldsen – Places Electronic music maestro Martin Solveig has teamed up with Norwegian singer Ina Wroldsen on his latest hit.  Wroldsen obviously has a knack for recording soulful vocals for big dance numbers – this is almost as addictive as her collaboration with Calvin Harris and Disciples on ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. Lorde – Green Light Lorde fans rejoice, the queen of moody … Continue reading Songs of the moment: 15th March