Top 5 Songs by Footballers

Top 5 Songs by Footballers

Kicking off both a new series of Top 5’s and some football and music related posts to tie in with this summer’s World Cup, we begin with this list of the best/worst singles released by footballers. What this isn’t is songs about football or songs released to officially support a particular club or national teams, lists of which will appear in due course. No, this is a list of songs where footballers decided to try their hand at being pop stars for a while, something which never tends to end well. There are many absentees from this list so please Read more »

New Reels: ‘(Cellophane) So Cruel’ by Miami Horror

New Reels: ‘(Cellophane) So Cruel’ by Miami Horror

This week’s hot video comes from Australian electro-indie outfit Miami Horror aka DJ and producer Benjamin Plant. Plant first appeared in 2008 on Virgin Records with an E.P. called ‘Bravado’ and since then has released to long-players, 2010’s Illumination and this years All Possible Futures. Live they expand to a full band and have supported the likes of Lily Allen and Friendly Fires on their tours of Australia. It looks like Miami Horror are beginning to break big outside their Antipodean home and they spent much of may and June this year touring in America. Whilst at the moment they Read more »

I Want My MTV: ‘Money For Nothing’ by Dire Straits

I Want My MTV: ‘Money For Nothing’ by Dire Straits

We deconstruct one of the most remembered videos from the 1980´s and the MTV era: Money for Nothing by The Dire Straits. Although because of a word used in the lyrics the song may be controversial in today´s “politically correct” language, and it was banned from Canadian radio stations for a while (the ban ended on August 31rst, 2011 leaving it to each radio station discretion whether to play it or not, no one can deny this song´s classic video status. It managed to transcend its time and will forever be remembered. Money For Nothing – Dire Straits The video Read more »

New Reels: ‘Not Real’ by Stealing Sheep

New Reels: ‘Not Real’ by Stealing Sheep

The fabulous new song and video from this up and coming female Liverpool trio One of the most wonderful things about music in the internet age is that moment when you click play on a random video on the strength of something like the band name alone and discover something you may never have happened across otherwise. And so it is with Liverpool trio Stealing Sheep and this very nifty new single taken from their forthcoming album, also titled Not Real. I do have an admission to make though. I’ve been a Liverpool resident for nearly seven years and this Read more »