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

Album review: ‘Different Creatures’ by Circa Waves

Liverpool 4-piece Circa Waves are back with their second album, ‘Different Creatures’, and in their latest press photos, the band look rather moody, all bathed in red light and black leather-clad.  The stylistic rebellion carries on musically: if their indie-debut, ‘Young Chasers’, was a carefree soundtrack to the joys and anxieties of youth, ‘Different Creatures’ is its harder hitting cousin – an altogether rockier and … Continue reading Album review: ‘Different Creatures’ by Circa Waves

Book review: ‘I Am Malala’

Seeking inspiration for the New Year?  ‘I Am Malala’ is a good place to start… On Tuesday the 9th of October 2012, sixteen year old Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, was shot at close range by the Taliban as she returned home by bus.  Her injuries were life-threatening, her recovery miraculous.  Since that fateful day in October, Malala’s world has been turned upside down.  Now … Continue reading Book review: ‘I Am Malala’

Honey & Co: Restaurant Review

It was a grey and torrentially wet February day – not ideal conditions for trudging through the busy streets of London.  It was, however, the perfect setting for lunch at Honey & Co, a tiny, cosy and much lauded Middle Eastern restaurant, nestled away in the capital’s Fitsrovia district. Honey & Co was opened by Israeli-born couple Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich after many years … Continue reading Honey & Co: Restaurant Review

Songs of the moment: February 9th

Alma – Dye My Hair Yellow-haired Alma is the latest Scandi-pop sensation to know about.  Hailing from Finland, this former talent contest finalist makes feisty and fun pop music, performed live with a trio of very cute drummers.  Check out her single ‘Karma’ and the irresistible ‘Dye My Hair Blonde’.  Ironically, the singer claims the song’s a lie – Alma’s florescent locks were entirely her idea. Circa Waves – … Continue reading Songs of the moment: February 9th

Album review: ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ by Loyle Carner

Whilst 2016 was the year that UK grime firmly hit the mainstream, both here and overseas, UK hip-hop has always seemed to lag considerably behind its American counterparts.    This, however, may all be about to change thanks to the British rapper Loyle Carner.  The Croydon MC’s poetic lyricism and old-school sound has been attracting a growing fan-base of late, selling out London venues and even … Continue reading Album review: ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ by Loyle Carner