Since I first championed Brit singer Jessie Ware as the next big thing on my website way back in February 2012, the soul singer-songwriter who hails from South London has gone on to become music's hottest property, and talking of all things hot, she's just released the new video for her forthcoming single "Imagine It Was Us".
Hot Chip really are a national treasure, up there with the NHS, stamps, pints, Cornish pasties and John Motson with their quintessentially British warm eccentricity. Their fifth studio album, a tribute to staying young while growing up and getting married, has a few dull syrupy moments, but mostly shows the band at their best; making dance music for the hearts as well as the feet.
It's always a pleasure to go to a gig that has been put on of for a deeper reason. Mencap sessions curated by ambassador Jo Whiley bought alive St John in Hackney Church. Incredible line-ups with today's most eclectic artists, from Ollie Murs and Gary Barlow, Amy Macdonald and Lucy Rose right through to Noah and The Whale and Richard Hawley.