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DOCUFILM REVIEW: WHITNEY

We were lucky enough to attend a preview of the docufilm 'Whitney' earlier this week. Having heard good things the film opens with the shiny pop of Whitney Houston and exactly how I first knew her. Flashes of the video 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', ...

REFORM DOVES

Have you heard the rumours? No, us neither. We've heard hints of Doves in Jimi Goodwin's solo work and the Williams' twins Black Rivers album, both fine records in their own right. But when you fuse them together it gives us something unique. Is it h...

LIVE REVIEW: THE MANCHESTER PROJECT

What makes me Mancunian? The geography? Sure, I've lived here all my life. My football team of choice? The mighty blues, which also suggests I'm local. My accent? Not quite Liam and Noel but it's clear I'm a Northern girl. A passion for m...

COMIC BOOK MOVIES LEAGUE TABLE

It's a debate for the ages, one which will never truly be decided, but we're gonna have a stab at doing so in the fairest way possible - which is the best modern day comic book movie? We all know it's The Dark Knight, but how to justify such a thing?...

JULIA LENNON

John Lennon was just 17 years old when his mother died. He had suffered a difficult childhood, and was raised predominantly by his Aunt Mimi, as his mother Julia struggled with the responsibility of being a single parent (his father was away a...

COME TOGETHER, RIGHT NOW, OVER ME

We started this blog as a hobby, and by way of sharing a recommendation like you would an old friend, lending somebody a DVD or making a mixtape with tunes you hoped would inspire somebody the way the music had inspired you. As time goes on we fin...

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2017

2017 hit lofty heights and delivered some devastating blows as once again music was at the centre of everything that happened, both good and bad. The tradition here at The Journalix towers, is for Joni, Una and Alix to give you 10 songs each. Nobody ...

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS SONGS

Ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas! Yes like it or lump it, it's Christmas time and Una has come up with her very favourite alternative Christmas songs! Some people might call it a playlist, others might be so impressed with what they hear, that they'll make...

A TRAGIC SONG TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

Hi, hello and welcome to a glamorous story of love, that ultimately turns to tragedy. After a few drinks last week my friend and I were singing "Copacabana", Barry Manilow's 1978 love song about the glamorous Copacabana nightclub. Like most peop...

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2016

"The time has come again..." For better or for worse, it is closing time for the year 2016. Which means it is time for our annual tradition of naming a top 30 songs. The usual rules apply so no repeating artists and only music that made a signific...

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