Indie Spotlight: Nadine Shah


I will admit that I have a love for things across the pond, especially when it comes to music.

When I heard the “stop in your tracks” voice of Nadine Shah, I knew we had to chat. Shah is gearing up for her latest effort, Fast Food on April 6, and I got a chance to talk with her about her process, musical memories and of course the song she wished she had written and it went something like this…


Lost Gems: “Cold Feet” by Liam Finn

It’s not easy being the son of a famous musical father. Just ask Julian Lennon.

Liam Finn, son of Neil Finn (Crowded House/Split Enz/Finn Brothers), might write melodic songs and sound eerily similar to his father, but he has certainly carved out his own musical identity.

Queen II by Queen

Iconic Photographs: Queen II

In his 1974 review of Queen II for Rolling Stone, Ken Barnes wrote: “Queen is a reasonably talented band who…venture into a lyrically muddled fairy-tale world with none of Genesis’s wit or sophistication. They’ve also appropriated the most irritating elements of Yes’s style — histrionic vocals, abrupt and pointless compositional complexity, and a dearth of melody….The album remains a floundering and sadly unoriginal affair.”


Greatest Album Covers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Without even listening to a single note of “The Power of Equality”–the first track on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fifth studio album Blood Sugar Sex Magik–the album’s compelling cover signifies a new direction for the alternative-funk quartet.

Rick Rubin was hired to produce Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), the group’s first record for Warner Bros., while filmmaker Gus Van Sant was hired to design the album’s cover. 

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