Tag : Katie O’Kelly

Radio 1 & 2 Must Play 50% New Music

5 months ago / 0 comments

Ofcom, the UK’s government-approved media regulator, has recently altered its guidelines for BBC Radio 1 and 2. It has ordered both stations to play more “new music” on their daytime shows; for Radio 1 50% and Radio 2 20%. Ofcom has also clarified its definition of “new music”. According to … Read More

IntheMiddle with Georgie

6 months ago / 0 comments

Georgie, a 23 year old singer/songwriter from Mansfield is quickly gaining repetition and respect in the music industry thanks to her distinctive old-style rock and roll sound. She is currently supporting Jake Bugg on his UK tour and I was able to ask her some questions about her experiences as … Read More

Dolores O’Riordan- Her Legend Will Linger

8 months ago / 0 comments

Last week saw the tragic death of The Cranberries’ lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan. The huge crowds that gathered in Limerick this Sunday was a testament to how much she meant to her fans and her local community. The lead singer of Irish rock band, The Cranberries’ was found “unresponsive” in … Read More

Laura Marling Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan with ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’

8 months ago / 0 comments

Laura Marling has released a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’. She has previously covered ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ with Eddie Berman for his album. Bob Dylan is clearly an influence for Marling. You can hear his easy-going folk style in her original songs and, as one … Read More

Books to Get a Music Lover this Christmas

9 months ago / 0 comments

It’s that time of year again, and you’re struggling to find a gift for that person in your life who lives and breathes all things Music. You got them their favourite band’s tshirt last year, they already own every record they like on vinyl, and it’s far too risky getting … Read More

The top 10 outfits of 2017

9 months ago / 0 comments

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to look back and evaluate the year. Let’s be honest, in many respects it’s not been great and I know a lot of people aren’t going to miss it. In the fashion world, however, it’s been fabulous. Alexa Chung Let’s start with … Read More

In The Middle with LP

9 months ago / 0 comments

American singer/songwriter, LP (Laura Pergolizzi), performed at Stylus this weekend as part of her ‘Lost On You’ tour. Music writer Katie O’Kelly asked her a few questions about her experiences in the music industry, songwriting, and how she feels about music streaming services. When discussing the European leg of her … Read More

From Under Liquid Glass by Peace

9 months ago / 0 comments

Indie band Peace have recently released a new single. The band are known for their upbeat and positive sound- their last album was called ‘Happy People’. This latest track is far mellower than their usual sound, which is appropriate for its subject matter. The song is about mental health struggles … Read More

Royal Blood @ First Direct Arena, 17/11

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ever dynamic duo Royal Blood exploded into Leeds’ First Direct Arena last Friday, rightfully playing to a huge and enthusiastic crowd. Their latest album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has elevated their popularity far enough to fill arenas, and they seem to be embracing this growth. Opening with ‘Lights Out’, Royal … Read More

Royal Blood rise to the Arena challenge, 17/11

10 months ago / 0 comments

The dynamic duo that are Royal Blood hit the First Direct Arena to play to a huge and enthusiastic crowd. Their latest album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has elevated them to arena- filling popularity and they seem to be embracing this growth. Opening with ‘Lights Out’, Royal Blood … Read More