One Hit Wonders: ‘Your Woman’ by White Town

One Hit Wonders: ‘Your Woman’ by White Town

Kicking off a new series looking at some of the best (and some of the worst!) one hit wonders of all time, we take a look at how a 31 year-old one-man band came out of nowhere to have one of the biggest, most memorable hits of 1997. Jyoti Prakash Mishra doesn’t look like a pop star. He looks like a geek who works 9-5 in I.T. or accounts and possibly plays lots of WoW in his spare time. He is in fact a career musician and songwriter who first formed White Town as a band in 1989 after he Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.53: Doctor, Doctor! (For the Junior Doctors)

The Tuesday Playlist No.53: Doctor, Doctor! (For the Junior Doctors)

This week’s playlist is our way of showing support for Britain’s Junior Doctors, a very wonderful group of people who make our beloved NHS tick… It’s not often we get politucal here on MVD as this, after all, a music site (for random politucal outbursts my personal Twitter account @BrownusPantius is the place to go) but not only do we very much support the Junior Doctors in their dispute with the government over their new contracts but we also realised it was a good excuse to pull together 15 of our favourite Doctor themed tracks from the likes of Dr Read more »

New Reels: ‘A Change Of Heart’ by The 1975

New Reels: ‘A Change Of Heart’ by The 1975

This week’s new video comes from, well, just about the hottest band on the planet at the moment… And that’s no hyperbole either. Their recentlt released 2nd album, the magnificently titled I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It debuted the charts at number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic upon it’s release back in February and they’ve spent much pf this year playing sold out shows across Europe, Asia, and North America. It’s not hard to see why either, with the band’s post-modern mix of indie, synth-pop, rock, funk, and Read more »

Prince: A Tribute

Prince: A Tribute

I don’t even know where to start. First Bowie, now this. Two bonafide musical geniuses gone already in 2016 and it’s only April. What the shitting hell is up with 2016? How do I feel? Shocked. yes; surprised, of course. Beyond that I haven’t yet managed to figure out what to think or what to say. So I won’t say much. I first remember becoming vividly aware of Prince when I heard, for the first time, the song ‘When Doves Cry’ on the radio. In fact, that’s one of those childhood musical moments that really stuck with me. I recall Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.52: European Cities

The Tuesday Playlist No.52: European Cities

Inspired by the endless conversations about the pros and cons of the Brexit, this week’s playlist takes you on a European tour… Yes, each song is about a famousr European city from the famous to the obscure. Obviously there’s ‘Vienna’ by Ultravox, and their version from Live Aid to boot, and from there on in the likes of Morrissey, Jane Birkin, They Might Be Giants, Van Morrison, Turin Brakes and more take you on a whirwind tour of this wonderful continent you simply love being a part of/this burdensome continent you would rather not be a part of anymore because Read more »

New Reels: ‘Virtue’ by Bloc Party

New Reels: ‘Virtue’ by Bloc Party

Bloc Party have released a new song and video from their most recent album ‘Hymns’. Virtue – Bloc Party The English rock band are back. This time lead singer and rhythm guitar Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack (lead guitar, keyboards), Justin Harris (bass guitar, keyboards, sampler) and Louise Bartle (drums) have released a subtler album, more restrained than their previous ones. Two of the members left (Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong) and that can be heard. Every change brings a different dynamic to the band and the music. Give a listen to the album, its captivating and mature. For all of my virtue Why can I Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No. 51: Death and Taxes

The Tuesday Playlist No. 51: Death and Taxes

There has been a lot on the new lately due to the Panama Papers. Also, April is the end of the tax year here in the UK, so what else could we do but create a playlist with 15 great songs related to paying contributions, duty, tolls, tributes or whatever you want to call it. It is a secret to no one that the wealthiest out there use loopholes to avoid paying taxes, but it is news that there is finally evidence and documents to prove it. The scandal has already claimed some victims, with the resignation of the president Read more »

New Reels: ‘Our Love Is A Garden’ by Wilder Adkins

New Reels: ‘Our Love Is A Garden’ by Wilder Adkins

This week we look at the latest release from an American folk singer who slowly but surely is gaining the wider recognition he deserves. Wilder Adkins comes out of Birmingham, Alabama via his hometown of Marietta, Georgia and time spent growing up in rural India of all places. He’s been peddling his dreamy, Nick Drake-esque acoustic folk songs for a while now without much recognition, his recent album Hope & Sorrow taking 3 years to record because according to him he kept running out of money. The dedication he shows to his flowering craft is surely worth it though and Read more »

Automatic For The People by R.E.M.

Automatic For The People by R.E.M.

The album that embodies the best music around in the year 1992 and probably one of the best albums of the 90s. Drive – R.E.M. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQN7A6Vl1H4 The album was released in October 1992. The first song of the record is arguably the best song one…what a track to kick things off! This album was the band´s eighth studio album. They already had international fame and number 1 singles, and they were following the success they had with their album Out Of Time, which included tracks like Radio Song, ‘Shiny Happy People’ and the massive hit ‘Losing My Religion’ . They wanted to make a Read more »