ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Prioritise Pleasure by Self Esteem (August 2022)

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

TRACKLIST: I’m Fine; Fucking Wizardry; Hobbies 2; Prioritise Pleasure; I Do This All The Time; Moody; Still Reigning; How Can I Help You?; It’s Been A While; The 345; John Elton; You Forever; Just Kids

A cheat, perhaps? It’s taken us a while to ride the buzz to this sophomore album but thanks to a friend’s recommendation this has barely been off our playlist all summer.

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Ms Humdrum’s picks for Victorious Festival, Portsmouth starring Self Esteem, Suede and James

By Carron Stacey, A Humdrum Mum

WHEN?: Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2022

This year, in stark contrast to other years, the Humdrums are not chasing the main acts at this year’s south coast seaside festival. I’m sure Stereophonics, Paolo Nutini and Sam Fender will do a great job bringing the crowds in, but this time, it’s the smaller acts lower down on the bill, retro acts and the comedy which we are really looking forward to. 

  • Read on for reasons including Self Esteem, James and Suede
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