Single Review: D•SIPAUL – It’s No Good

D•SIPAUL captivates with his new electronic fused anthem, 'It's No Good'. It is the type of track which you can play time and time again, and each time it brings something new.  It all gets underway with a subterranean bass which rises to the top of the mix with a quirky texture. The beat then … Continue reading Single Review: D•SIPAUL – It’s No Good

Samhain – Witches New Year by Lilian Anderson

The 31st October and the surrounding days are a special time for many cultures, from the Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) in Mexico to the Christian All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows' Day) and of course the secular Halloween celebrations. The pagan wheel of the year celebrates Samhain from sunset … Continue reading Samhain – Witches New Year by Lilian Anderson

 The Origins of Killieween by Lilian Anderson

The town I grew up in, Kilmarnock, located in the West of Scotland has many strange and interesting traditions, from the paper roses that the bride to be wears before marriage to the ‘Paper Roses’ that are sung at Rugby Park (the home of Kilmarnock F.C), to the obsessive cleaning of EVERYTHING before the bells … Continue reading  The Origins of Killieween by Lilian Anderson

Why I Celebrate the Green Witch by Lilian Anderson

Many modern witches hate the cartoonish stereotypes of the green-faced witch. Look at her as she stoops, cackling and green-faced, with blackened broken teeth, a hooked nose and gnarled fingers, her hair hanging in knots. The picture of terror and evil, that is so removed from my own path of love, nature, healing and beauty.  … Continue reading Why I Celebrate the Green Witch by Lilian Anderson

A History of Jack-o’-lanterns by Lilian Anderson

I wrote yesterday about how Trick or Treating originated in Scotland and Ireland and has been repackaged and returned to us in modern times with an American slant. Today’s Halloween tradition has also made the same journey. The carved pumpkin is a tradition which is now strongly associated with Halloween, but the tradition of the … Continue reading A History of Jack-o’-lanterns by Lilian Anderson

Guising – A Celtic Tradition By Lilian Anderson

Trick or Treating, is that not an American tradition? I see people on social media every day claiming that Trick or Treating is just another sign of the over Americanisation of our children's lives and I guess in some ways they are right. But in so many other ways they are totally wrong! Guising in … Continue reading Guising – A Celtic Tradition By Lilian Anderson

Single Review: Amanda Marie Wilkinson – Spiritual Level

Amanda Marie Wilkinson is exciting fans far and wide with her new electronic pop track 'Spiritual Level'. It is a track which does not conform with the status quo, and the direction Amanda and her producer have taken is revitalising.  Starting we hear the Texas-born singer delving deep with her vocal greeting us instantly. She … Continue reading Single Review: Amanda Marie Wilkinson – Spiritual Level

Single Review: Ashley Lauren – Alive

Ashley Lauren is back with her new single, 'Alive'. It is a track which takes the New York singer to a whole new level with fans flocking far and wide to grab a listen.  Moreover, kicking off autumn in style, Ashley Lauren pushes ahead with a performance which has the X-Factor. For me, vocally, Ashley … Continue reading Single Review: Ashley Lauren – Alive

Single Review: WOLFBERRY – Let’s Make Fire

WOLFBERRY is rising out of the underground with her latest release 'Let's Make Fire'. It is a track which takes hints from a variety of sources, and for me, I can hear a James Bond vibe from the moment it kicks off. Furthermore, it starts with a powerful opener which has soundtrack quality, especially with … Continue reading Single Review: WOLFBERRY – Let’s Make Fire

Single Review: Lydia Singer – Lemme Know

Lydia Singer is back, and she sounds incredible on her latest release 'Lemme Know'. Fusing modern hooks with a nostalgic foundation, Lydia pushes through with bite. Her quality is on display, and she blossoms as the track plays out, leaving us itching to hit replay.  'Lemme Know' starts with a tranquil opener with a simplistic … Continue reading Single Review: Lydia Singer – Lemme Know

Single Review: Da Poloman – Love At First Sight

'Love At First Sight' is the latest release to come from New Jersey rapper, Da Poloman and popular vocalist Sara Alavi. Instantly, I found the track emotional with its angelic piano opener. It pushes forward with comfort, and Sara greets the instrumental intro with a vocal performance which adds even more sentimental flavour. Furthermore, she … Continue reading Single Review: Da Poloman – Love At First Sight

Single Review: LZYBY – Frustration

LZYBY is making a mark for himself in modern pop with his latest release 'Frustration'. A track which sings for the modern times, LZYBY grips us instantly with a quality which we do not hear all too often in the contemporary chart. Furthermore, LZYBY finds influence from the greats from yesteryear, but he blends it … Continue reading Single Review: LZYBY – Frustration

Single Review: Lime Juice – Quietude

Lime Juice are back with their new track 'Quietude'. They have a sound which reminds me of the greats of this genre, but yet they bring something new to the party too. Taking us on a journey from the get-go, Lime Juice blend pop with good old indie rock. Kicking off is a gently strum … Continue reading Single Review: Lime Juice – Quietude

Single Review: Calboa – Admission

'Admission' is the first track to come from Calboa in many months. It is a gem with indie flavour leaking from the mix, and its radiant force is making him stand out clearly.  Hailing from the Yorkshire region, Calboa takes hits out of the Manchester songbook on this piece. I hear sounds popping out which … Continue reading Single Review: Calboa – Admission

Single Review: Julia Thomsen – Beauty Inside And Out

Julia Thomsen returns with her latest composition 'Beauty Inside And Out' which is from the 'Sea Energise' collection.  Here, we get to take a step back from the world around us and delve into a place where relaxation is the only focus. 'Beauty Inside And Out' is a tranquil release, and it reminds me of … Continue reading Single Review: Julia Thomsen – Beauty Inside And Out