Sudan Archives makes inventive use of her violin skills and Sudanese influences to produce a compelling sound. Cincinnati raised and now based in Los Angeles she had a strict upbringing with the only music she was allowed to listen was in a church. A passing performance inspired her to take up the violin and with […]

Nowhere German

The Taika Waititi directed movie, Jo Jo Rabbit, was released recently with its somewhat controversial subject matter. The film mostly succeeds in balancing the comedy and horror of the subject matter and its twisting of reality. One particular reality twist is the song, ‘Komm, gib mir deine Hand,’ better known as, ‘I Want to Hold […]

The Authenticity Hurts

Music critic Everett True posted a scholarly article on authenticity in popular music and the criticism of the music. In short, he reasons that there’s a load of mythology tied around the concept of authenticity. Lin-Manuel Miranda, writing for The Atlantic, offers a key characteristic: Tell the truth. In an, I-know-it-when-I-see-it example, here’s a good […]

Success and You

In good music news, singer / songwriter, Toni Watson, aka Tones and I, has come from nowhere to be absolutely enormous with her track, Dance Monkey, becoming a hit the world over. Released in May 2019, the song was quietly released to the world, was first picked by local radio stations and then went viral […]

Watching For Listening

Musican and producer Rick Beato has an insightful YouTube channel on all aspects of music making. First he has his click bait ready and shareable top 20 lists. Then there’s his analysis videos on what makes a song great. There’s also his music theory videos for the budding musician. And then the occasional confession. His […]

From, Forever, to, I Think I’m Late

Perth band, San Cisco have been renowned for their party starting singalongs with theatres full of fresh faced fans singing at the top of their voices every word to their songs. For their new track however, they’ve continued the expansion of their sound into more mature territory since their last album The Water. The new […]