“We had to roll with the punches”: Megan Page on Record Store Day Black Friday, and how RSD survived 2020

Words by Thomas Bradey-Riseley This Friday combines the biggest single-day retail event, Black Friday, with the largest vinyl selling event worldwide, Record Store Day. It’s been a tumultuous year for RSD – and the event nearly came to a halt entirely across the globe. LDN spoke to Record Store Day founder Megan Page about what it’s about, what to expect this week and how they’ve … Continue reading “We had to roll with the punches”: Megan Page on Record Store Day Black Friday, and how RSD survived 2020

Self-Care Sunday #1: The Power of Baking and Amélie The Musical

Tired? Stressed? Anxious about life, the universe, the pandemic, politics and everything? Welcome to Self-Care Sunday; a place where we can all take a moment to ignore absolutely everything on our to do lists to do things that make us happy. So put down that salad, pick up a slice of cake and pour the biggest glass of wine your kitchen has to offer; no … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #1: The Power of Baking and Amélie The Musical

Throwback Thursday: King Sunny Adé – Ju Ju Music (1982)

Words by Johnny Fry As I slouched half asleep and wholly hungover in the back of a cab last Thursday morning – courtesy of frivolous discounts on Bolt that made my journey to university cheaper in a cab than by public transport – I was being slowly uplifted by the hushed music my driver was listening to. It sounded calmingly familiar yet I was certain … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: King Sunny Adé – Ju Ju Music (1982)

Movie Soundtrack Wednesdays #1: The ‘Black Panther: The Album’ Revolution

For all Marvel fans, the Black Panther movie was the symbol of revolution: the first and only black superhero, in fact, was portrayed in an intensely powerful way in the film, and that feeling of strength was reached especially thanks to the beautiful and striking Grammy award-winning soundtrack. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesdays #1: The ‘Black Panther: The Album’ Revolution

Wish EU Were Here: New Ro – Cropcircles

Words by Nina de Sanders New Ro is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Helsinki, Finland. In typical scandinavian fashion she does pop music like no one else.  Cropcircles, released at the end of October, is the 2nd single to be released ahead of New Ro’s debut album Late Bloomer, due on February 5th 2021 via Solina Records.  The track is entirely written and produced … Continue reading Wish EU Were Here: New Ro – Cropcircles

Westside Gunn leaves Shady Records

On the latest episode of ‘The Joe Budden Podcast’ Griselda member Westside Gunn announced he has left Shady Records, owned by rap superstar Eminem. This has come as a shock for many as Gunn has been quite busy this year in terms of releases with two mixtapes, including the well-received ‘Pray For Paris’ and an album. It is heavily rumoured that the 90s inspired lyricist … Continue reading Westside Gunn leaves Shady Records

#ThrowbackThursday: Heartbroken by T2 and Jodie Aysha

Whether heard at your Year 6 school disco, or through some yutes at the back of the 269 bus, or from hearing muffled wails coming from behind your older sister’s pink-licked bedroom door, it would’ve been a hard feat to avoid the anthemic lyrics of T2’s ‘Heartbroken’. ‘Heartbroken’ was the debut single from the young British record producer T2. Written and sung by 15-year-old Jodie … Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Heartbroken by T2 and Jodie Aysha

Q&A: Alex Tierney

Irish singer-songwriter Alex Tierney released his second single, ‘Painkiller’ this month. The support he received so far is extremely positive and, with the likes of MTV, Vevo, iHeartRadio, Niall Horan, and Lewis Capaldi reaching out, very promising for the future. Words: Megan Hofman For people who have not heard your music yet, can you introduce yourself and describe the sound of your music? My name … Continue reading Q&A: Alex Tierney