SONG OF THE WEEK: Miss Those Days by Mina Okabe (week beginning 30 August 2021)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

There’s something melancholic yet beautiful about the end of summer and as we write this on the UK’s last bank holiday weekend before Christmas it’s a feeling brilliantly captured here by this 20-year-old Danish/Japanese singer songwriter.

  • Read on for reasons including how this single features on Mina’s debut album Better Days which is just out
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SONG OF THE MONTH: Risk It All by Ella Henderson (August 2021)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

2021’s shaping up to be a great year for Henderson with her Tom Grennan duet Let’s Go Home Together already one of the highlights of the last 12 months and now this uptempo track featuring both the House Gospel Choir and Just Kiddin dropping.

  • Read on for reasons including everything we know about Henderson’s long-awaited 2nd album
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SONG OF THE WEEK: While You’re Still Young by Sophie Ellis Bextor & The Feeling (week beginning 15 August 2021)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

4-and-a-half years ago we took the train from London to Sheffield hoping that the 1st musical by The Feeling frontman Dan Gillespie Sells (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) would be something special and we weren’t disappointed.

  • Read on for reasons including how to see the movie of the musical in September
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SONG OF THE WEEK: I Wanna Be Your Slave by Måneskin (week beginning Friday 23 July 2021)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

If winning May’s Eurovision Song Contest in front of 183 million viewers wasn’t enough, Italy’s Måneskin had a top 20 hit with the victorious Zitti e buoni in the UK – and then followed it with 2 top 10 successes.

  • Read on for reasons including how London’s live music gig scene was key to the band’s success
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