16 May 2013
Alison Moyet's new album The Minutes has attracted consistent four star plus reviews since its release last week. With voice in fine form, The Minutes is varied, experimental and fresh hinting at her Yazoo past while very much in the present. My hit picks are All Signs of Life, Changeling and Apple Kisses with the lead single When I Was Your Girl growing on me the more I hear it. I wish I could see this set live, her show at Ronnie Scott's last year was simply astounding.
15 May 2013
Pinterest, I have discovered the work of illustrator Ryo Takemasa. I was completely taken with the simple elegance of Taxi (pictured), though his London works are a very close second. Wonderful and whimsical, no wonder Monocle published work in their current issue.
13 May 2013
Eurovision is only days away, so no wonder Abba fever is hotting up again. Not only has a state-of-the-art Abba museum opened in Stockholm, but Agnetha has released her new album, A. Unlike her last album My Colouring Book (highly recommended), A features new songs. The Big Issue's interview with Agnetha in this week's London issue is bound to be intriguing. Smashing cover.