Rough Guide to The Beatles
The all-time band you feel you should know - a rough guide to a group that defined the Swinging Sixties and continue to inspire musicians across genres. Find out which infamous lyric was originally "scrambled eggs" & who 'Hey Jude' was originally written for!
Rough Guide to Brazil
Did you know that musicians living in apartment blocks used to get so many complaints from their neighbours that they had to sing in low voices, resulting in the hushed tones that make bossa so distinctive? Travel to Brazil for a treasure trove of music with a "faraway feel".
From screaming like a banshee to deep Barry White tones... This is a sonic adventure through some highlights of Kate Bush's ecclectic (and eccentric) discography.
A Conversation with Lola Young Caitlin Thomson
Helicon catches up with award-winning singer-songwriter, Lola Young, hailing from South London. Her debut Intro is a nuanced, atmospheric allegory about love and growth. Her latest release ‘Pick Me Up’ is languidly jazzy, a single from upcoming EP Renaissance. Music Editor Caitlin Thomson caught up with Young to discuss creative process, success in the industry, and artistic influence.
LIVE REVIEW: King Krule Caitlin Thomson
Caitlin Thomson reviews King Krule's Man Alive! launch gig in Bristol, presented by Rough Trade. Characterised by Krule's bassy moan or violent howl, this moody, turbulent performance of affection, fear, abandonment and fury well sated his aesthetically fatalist fans.
LIVE REVIEW: Sampa The Great Annabelle Lily
The band entered to huge cheers: three singers; the drummer; and SilentJay. A key member, he manages everything from percussion, to sax, to production for Sampa The Great. It was a humble assembly. They began with jazzy, choral intros whilst the crowd eagerly awaited Sampa's entrance.