How music helped my autistic sister feel confident – 17/07/2020 for Fuzzy Music

"Live music became something to calm her, but more importantly, it lessened the distinction between her and others without learning disabilities." My autistic sister is quiet and a little shy, but she loves a good tune. I’ve been an avid music lover all my life, attending gigs and spending obscene amounts of money on band …

Music Highlights of the Year: Blossoms – what a blooming good time! – 19/05/2020

One of my most treasured memories from before lockdown was a Blossoms concert in the LCR. Since seeing the band perform on their last tour, I became an avid listener of the band. I loved their EP, ‘Girlfriend’, and listened to ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ on repeat when it was released.  I remember constantly refreshing the …

“Brexit is putting the music industry in jeopardy” – 10/03/19

In the eyes of many, the music industry is at the heart of British identity and the economy. The challenges that Brexit will bring to the music industry will make being a musician more expensive on all accounts. It will cost more to tour, cost more for administration, and more to book classical artists. From …

Blossoms Foolish Loving Spaces “stories of love, heartbreak and confusion” – 25/02/20

It’s been four years since Blossoms broke through and provided us with hit singles like ‘Charlemagne’ and ‘I Can’t Stand It’. The music they released in 2018 had a range of influences, such as New Wave.  I particularly liked it because it was recorded whilst they were touring for their first album. Their latest LP …

Favourite drum songs: celebrating the sticks – 22/10/19

It’s Started – The Joy Formidable One song that springs to mind when I think of amazing drum solos is ‘It’s Started’ by The Joy Formidable, which features in their third album ‘Hitch’. The song ‘It’s Started’ opens with 50 seconds of an amazing drum solo that completely shifts the tone of the previoussongs on …

Watch This Space! – The state of Norwich’s Venues – 22/10/19

Norwich is considered to be a ‘fine’ city, but a relatively small one.  However, one way in which it leads the pack in East Anglia is through its music venues. The city is known for having a large variety of small capacity, and fairly niche, music venues available to all musicians, but quite frankly, they …

Lana Del Rey, Norman F**king Rockwell – 17/09/19

A long-awaited album by the ‘Queen of the American Dream’ Lana Del Rey. It’s her sixth album and provides quite a different tune to her typical sound. Lana Del Rey’s album is littered with artistic references, alongside the explicit mention of Norman Rockwell in ‘Venice Bitch’, she names Sylvia Plath. Lana is infamous for referencing …