5 Ways To Transform Your Unwanted Vinyl

Vinyl Chapters writer Poppy Scarlett takes an unconventional look at different ways to transform your unwanted vinyl that you never thought possible. Dig out those damaged records or the ones you don’t listen to anymore and give these a go!   Now, we all know that vinyl is an incredible way to listen to our most … Read more

Album Review: Luca D’Alberto – Endless

We take a look at the Italian composer’s debut record, and delve into the modern classical sounds of a rising star. Traditional wisdom has it that the classical music industry is in terminal decline, beset by an ageing demographic and cultural marginalisation, but one of the least predictable trends in the new digital music universe has been … Read more

Album Review: Jen Gloeckner – VINE

Jen Gloeckner returns with 3rd album VINE, treating us to an eclectic mix of styles and tastes. Music can take you on a journey: physically if you enjoy festivals or working out to your favourite high-energy tracks, or mentally as you lay on the bed with your headphones or listening to that new record spinning … Read more

I haven’t been listening to any music lately. What’s up?

Have you been struggling to listen to music lately? Read on to hear about one of our writer’s thoughts on this, and ways you can get back to your happy place! Have you been asking yourself recently, “what’s been inspiring me?” Are you struggling to think of many artists, or instantly think of your ‘go to’ artists that you’ve … Read more

Album Review: Chip Wickham – La Sombre

We take a look at the new Jazz record from the talented Chip Wickham, who takes us though a dizzying and impressive ride through Jazz. The Mancunian composer, flautist and saxophonist Chip Wickham has been around the block, cultivating an impressive reputation as a musician for hire within jazz, funk, hip-hop, latin, drum’n’bass and electronica … Read more

Album Review: Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco is back with a new record, and it’s a more polished affair to get really excited about. The Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has long enjoyed a reputation as a goofy man-child grotesque, a poster boy for unkempt slacker indie-rock, always ready with an off-kilter aside or fart prank. However, one glance at his burgeoning catalogue and rate … Read more

Nina Simone – Another Spring

As winter sheds its pall and the rejuvenation of springtime’s bloom takes hold, I’ve been moved to dig out a slew of old Nina Simone albums from my collection, particularly her much-admired And Piano! set from 1969. A commercial flop recorded at the pinnacle of the soul-jazz legend’s powers during her genre-straddling, crossover period at RCA, the album … Read more