Quite unexpectedly in 2016, instead of sticking our girl power fingers in the air, we're going to be dusting off our combat trousers and pretending that we're just not that interested in anything.
Often dubbed the 'UK's oldest raver', Brighton's own legend, Disco Pete, is 80 years old this year and has literally danced his way through his retirement. He has a rather large following, with over 10,000 fans of the Facebook page his daughter set up.
Over the time I have been working as a musician in the industry, there have been a number of notable occasions that need calling out. I have had men ask to have a picture with me and aim from the tits down.
I'm writing this blog on a plane, unable to sleep, having sniffled into a hanky for the first three hours. I'm on my way to do the thing I love the most... tour. That's right I'm a musician, with a new album to promote, who lives to tour.
However, this year seems to be slightly different, with the entire line up feeling the wrath of music lovers via social media, whether they have tickets or not. Disappointing and underwhelming seem to be the biggest takeaway from all the tweets and posts.
For us, it was everything. It was our weekend. It was amazing music. It was amazing atmospheres. It was amazing dancing. It was letting your hair down. It was having fun with your mates. It was forgetting your world and escaping. It was getting dressed up. It was getting drunk. It was meeting new boyfriends and girlfriends. It was feeling free.
Anyone taking a casual look at the coverage the Stones gig is receiving in the British press would be forgiven for thinking they have broken new ground with their Cuban show. They haven't. The Manic Street Preachers did in 2001.
Everyone has had their own gateway into alternative/indie music. The Cure, The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Sonic Youth, The Stone Roses - they've all provided a door through which to enter the alternative grotto of delights. For me, that door was The Wonder Stuff.
I went in wanting her to win me over. She didn't win me over. She had me hook, line and f**king sinker. From the very first note. (This is coming from someone who couldn't even stomach sitting through a whole Adele single, let alone an album, just shut your whining was always the first thing that came to mind!)
HIV shouldn't have the stigma that it has. Visiting Body and Soul has made me proud that I'm involved with Sport Relief. I'm incredibly grateful that I can help. People can live with it and be incredible. It's definitely opened my eyes that much wider and opened my mind that much further.
This month hasn't just been one day of International Women's Day activity; there have been events every single day. In the same way that October in th...
Ellie also threw in some of the bigger, older tracks such as 'Goodness Gracious' and her Calvin Harris collaborations which made everybody throw their hands in the air and bend their knees accordingly.
What the Beatles were before George Martin was the best group in Liverpool, what they became with him was the greatest popular cultural phenomenon of the 20th Century... Why? Because what George Martin was able to give to three very talented song-writers was the sounds they heard in their imaginations.
I've been wanting to make a video with some of my queer family for a long time and 'Desire' felt like the right time to do it. Every Y&Y video has some similar elements that run through it: magical worlds, symbolism, pretty lights and this time I wanted sex added into that mixture.
Thank god for summer festivals. Thinking about theses potential up-coming music and arts parties keeps me sane throughout the last few weeks of winter with cabin fever. Even if I only make it to one festival annually, it will be just enough to sustain me through to the following year. However I MUST make it to at least one.
James used to hate making videos. Mercury Records, who we were signed to in the 90's, kept us away from the process; an uneasy compromise as we kept them away from our music until the CDs were finished. Videos we just treated as adverts for the singles, and singles were adverts for the albums. So our 90s videos are very hit and miss, mainly miss.