This is a particularly special year for me as I am planning to become part of the action. I have been intending to enter a TV Talent show for so many years, I can hardly remember when the delusion began. Be it The X-Factor, Britain's Got Talent, I'd Do Anything or Any Dream Will Do (I was badly advised there) it has long been a dream of mine to win a commercial primetime trauma-vehicle.
There exists a place where sounds build to magical effect, forming imaginative landscapes of psychedelic pop. Orchestrating such a colourful convergence of sound is Boise, Idaho based Youth Lagoon (moniker of Trevor Powers) whose previous album The Year of Hibernation, impressed with minimalist charm.
The 20 March 2013 marked a dark, dark day for British pop music. Not only was it the day it was revealed The S(h)aturdays were on course to bag their first number one with a single that features them singing in faux Jamaican accents (really ladies?), it was also when we said farewell to one of the greats - Girls Aloud.