Charlie Peters

Laddish bravado, a relic from a bygone era: Scouting For Girls live

The O2 Academy Birmingham looks an incredibly optimistic venue for Scouting For Girls to be headlining in 2019. While their noughties hits have aged well (undeniably better than their increasingly problematic band name), the three-piece have since succumbed to the law of diminishing returns, and have struggled to make an impact since 2012’s tepid The Light Between Us spluttered to number 10 in the album charts.
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Posted Jan. 2, 2020

It’s time to finally appreciate pop music

Pop music is underrated. It is intrinsically misrepresented, undervalued and underappreciated. This may seem an odd thing to say, given that the phrase quite literally originates from “popular music”, but there is an undeniable trend of shunning pop in favour of more “authentic”, “proper” indie music.
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Posted Nov. 30, 2019