❉ Our annual indie Half Term Report returns for its third year. Pay attention at the back!
❉ Stephen Porter pays tribute to the Shop Assistants frontwoman.
❉ Was Cilla Black a great singer, or a singer who grates? It really depends on the song, writes Stephen Porter.
❉ Sister Sledge’s recorded output is a fine body of work, as represented by this comprehensive collection.
❉ This quintet follow in a long line of classic Northern Irish power pop bands, but are very much their own band.
❉ How was 2019 in pop music? For odd, find-and-curate-yourself music, it was great! Eyes down…
❉ Ace Records celebrates some of the more obscure and forgotten female Merseybeat artists.
❉ Stephen Porter on Cherry Red’s excellent retrospective of Dollar’s shiny ’80s pop.
❉ “Not recommended if you’ve just eaten your dinner”
❉ Stephen Porter revisits the halcyon days of teen pop’s most complex idol.