Music Jar – week 32

Each week, I listen to an artist, someone I might have heard of but never took the opportunity to “get into”. This week was the turn of Detroit’s own, Melissa Viviane Jefferson, better known as Lizzo. What I Knew Before Lizzo is probably the artist on my list that I felt I was the closest …

Music Jar – week 27

Each week, I listen to an artist I’ve never really got into. This week has only been slightly impaired by listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat but my artist of choice was Mexico City’s very best, Mexrrissey. What I Knew Before Weirdly, I saw Mexrrissey a few years ago when they blessed Camden with …

Music Jar – week 17

Every week, I take a band or artist from the jar and listen to their back catalog in an attempt at widening my musical knowledge. This week was the turn of emo Jersey Boys, My Chemical Romance. What I Knew Before: I was very much aware of MCR prior to this project. At the height of …

Music Jar – week 16

Like Groundhog Day, but every week, I take an artist’s name from a pickle jar and listen to their back catalogue. It’s better than facing the inevitability of the news. This week I had the exquisite pleasure of listening to British singer-songwriter, David Gray. What I Knew Before: I knew Babylon and therefore I knew …

Music Jar – week 13

Each week, inspired by The Larson House, I put 52 artists in a jar. Each week, I take one name out and dig down into their discography. This week was the turn of North Shields cutie-patootie, Sam Fender. What I Knew Before: I saw Sam Fender last summer at a BST gig in Hyde Park. He …

Music Jar – Week 5

This week, I pulled LA rock duo, Best Coast from the pickle jar. I dedicated seven days to them, which as luck would have it, ended with the release of their new album, Always Tomorrow. What I Knew Before: I knew there were two of them. I knew that they were a band who were around …

Music Jar – Week 4

No two weeks are the same, whether you work as a bailiff or if you’ve put fifty-two slips of paper in a pickle jar. This week, I am the latter, and I picked Kiwi goth kid sister, Lorde. What I Knew Before: I was familiar with Lorde. I had listened to Pure Heroine, seen her …