Spotify Wrapped: How has my music taste changed in the 2010s, and why?

Spotify Wrapped has been unveiled. Anybody who has been signed up to Spotify for the last year can find out various statistics about their listening habits over the course of 2019. Try it here. However, if you have been signed up for ten years, it will also tell you your listening habits for the whole decade. A few facts and figures baffled me, so I … Continue reading Spotify Wrapped: How has my music taste changed in the 2010s, and why?

Video: Can We Predict the Headliners of Download Festival 2021, 2022 and 2023?

Download Festival is devoted to a single genre, so its list of headliner candidates isn’t very long and diverse. In fact, it feels like everyone who headlines will be back with 3-5 years, unless they split up or die. So… it should be possible to make an accurate prediction of who will be headlining over the next few years, right? Let’s find out… Continue reading Video: Can We Predict the Headliners of Download Festival 2021, 2022 and 2023?

What Does Rock Music Taste Like?: Asking rock stars the delicious question.

What do Steel Panther, Frank Turner, Funeral For a Friend, Trivium, Sonic Boom Six and Blitz Kids taste like? I decided to find out. Six years ago today, during my time at university music site Electric Banana, I interviewed Corey Beaulieu of Trivium. Due to the tasty name of the website, and Matt Heafy’s obsession with food, he got a very unusual question: “If your music … Continue reading What Does Rock Music Taste Like?: Asking rock stars the delicious question.