New Horizons (Part 1) by John Foster

A couple of years ago I wrote a book about music. The first pandemic lockdown was a month old; no one had any idea as to how long it might last, nor how it might end. We all shared similar fears, worries and concerns. But now that I was working from home, I found that … Continue reading New Horizons (Part 1) by John Foster

Single Review: Hironobu Kageyama – Cha-La Head-Cha-La (with Bonus Review)

Hironobu Kageyama (景山 浩宣) is a Japanese singer/songwriter and musician from Osaka, Japan. He is sometimes called Kami (Kei) by his fans. Due to his long standing association with anime, including being an original member of the Anison (Anime song) band JAM Project he has also been dubbed the ‘Prince of Anime/Tokusatsu Songs’. As I … Continue reading Single Review: Hironobu Kageyama – Cha-La Head-Cha-La (with Bonus Review)

Album Review: Tenacious D – Self-titled Album

Tenacious D are an American comedy rock duo from Los Angeles, California, made up of Actors Jack Black on Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar and Kyle Gass on Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals. While Black and Gass represent the core members of the group, and have remained unchanged since the duo formed in 1994, they have occasionally been joined … Continue reading Album Review: Tenacious D – Self-titled Album

Single Review: Jessica Darrow – Make It Clean

Jessica Darrow is a Cuban-American actress and singer, who is probably best known for her role as Luisa Madrigal in Disney's Encanto. Speaking of which, you can check out my thoughts on her song from that movie by clicking here. Today, however, I will be reviewing her single ‘Make It Clean’ which is off her … Continue reading Single Review: Jessica Darrow – Make It Clean

Single Review: Arden Cho – How He Loves (Cover)

Arden Cho is an incredibly talented actress and musician, probably most well known for her roles on Teen Wolf and Chicago Med, however you would be doing a disservice to discount her musical talents. As I’ve previously discussed in my other reviews, which you can check out here. Cho is an amazing vocalist, and I … Continue reading Single Review: Arden Cho – How He Loves (Cover)

Bewitching Health and Beauty

Bewitching Health and Beauty is a holistic business, based in Kilmarnock, which is run by Lilian Anderson, a practising witch and mature student currently pursuing a BA honours in Psychological studies through the Open University. She is also a contributor to Off the Record and you can find her content by clicking here. The business … Continue reading Bewitching Health and Beauty

Snag Tights

*All images used within this article were taken by Jenna Laird of J.H Laird Photography, and are of Jenna, they cannot be used externally without express permission of the owner. So Snag Tights is an online-only clothing retailer, based in Livingston, Scotland who ship their products worldwide. They focus on creating clothes which are ethically … Continue reading Snag Tights

EP Review: Iwan Rheon – Tongue Tied

Iwan Rheon is a Welsh actor and singer/songwriter. He is probably most well known for his role as Simon Bellamy in the E4 series Misfits, or as Ramsay Bolton on the HBO series, Game of Thrones. But he also has musical aspirations and today I will be reviewing his debut EP ‘Tongue Tied’ which was … Continue reading EP Review: Iwan Rheon – Tongue Tied

EP Review: Mal Blum – Ain’t It Nice

Mal Blum is a singer/songwriter and musician from New York, who is openly Transgender and Queer, and produces authentic and earnest, folk and punk infused music that feels both deeply personal and yet relatable. I have reviewed Mal’s music previously, and I’ve loved what they’ve produced thus far, you can check out my other reviews … Continue reading EP Review: Mal Blum – Ain’t It Nice

Album Review: TWRP – New & Improved

TWRP, formerly known as Tupper Ware Remix Party, are a Canadian rock band, who started back in 2007 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Much like Steam Powered Giraffe, who I’ve also reviewed, and you can check that out here. TWRP are a group which perform in full costume, with their own sci-fi identities and fictional band … Continue reading Album Review: TWRP – New & Improved

Album Review: dodie – Build a Problem

Dorothy Miranda Clark, more commonly known just as Dodie, is a singer/songwriter from Epping, Essex. She has become incredibly popular on YouTube, having amassed over 2 million subscribers and collaborated with numerous other musicians including Emma Blackery, Thomas Sanders, Carrie Fletcher, Orla Gartland, Jon Cozart, Laufey (who I’ve also reviewed previously and you can check … Continue reading Album Review: dodie – Build a Problem

Album Review: Watsky – Cardboard Castles

George Watsky, more commonly known as just Watsky, is an American rapper, spoken word poet and musician. He is originally from San Francisco, and has to date released six studio albums. Today, I will be talking about my personal favourite release, Cardboard Castles, which was released on March 12th 2013. This album made up the … Continue reading Album Review: Watsky – Cardboard Castles

Album Review: James Darren – This One’s from the Heart

James William Ercolani, more commonly known by his stage name James Darren is an actor and musician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is noted for his starring and supporting roles in films such as Gidget, The Gene Krupa Story, All the Young Men, The Guns of Navarone and Diamond Head. He’s also had many roles in … Continue reading Album Review: James Darren – This One’s from the Heart

Drink Review: Kylie Minogue Prosecco

So this isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed a wine selection from Kylie Minogue, you can check out my review of her Rosé by clicking here. I noted in my previous review that as what ostensibly started as a music blog, it was weird to review a wine by a decade spanning musician without also … Continue reading Drink Review: Kylie Minogue Prosecco

Album Review: Willow – lately I feel EVERYTHING

Willow Camille Reign Smith, more commonly known as just Willow, is an American singer and actress, noted for her roles in I Am Legend and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. She launched her career back in 2010, with her single ‘Whip My Hair’, and has been building steadily from that point, releasing a variety of … Continue reading Album Review: Willow – lately I feel EVERYTHING