My Korean R&B Playlist: October 2017

I wanted to start a quick little playlist series after posting my story on 8 Underrated Korean R&B Releases of 2017 (Part 1) for Rolling Stone India. Making that list was incredibly tough because I had to cut numerous artists and it hurt. While that series will continue with Rolling Stone, this one features what I’m…

Touch the stars, Ziggy Stardust

Yesterday on January 10th 2016, we lost glam-rock legend David Bowie to cancer and it is a loss that will weigh heavy on us all. Life is funny sometimes. My previous post celebrated the release of ‘Lazarus’ and the excitement around the just-released ‘★’ (Blackstar), as well as Bowie’s energy and genius that shone through in the…

Sex, tongue and rock and roll with The 1975

The 1975 have been close to my heart ever since I heard their EP Music for Cars which featured the infectious track ‘Chocolate’. I had previously said in a post that this band was made for great things, and it was definitely one of my most accurate predictions. The 1975 have made me and every…

Who is BØRNS?

This question was the first thing that came to my mind when I came across him on Interscope Records’ Twitter. He sounds like he belongs to another generation, flitting between an 80’s electro-pop vibe and a 70’s island sound, culminating into something that is the embodiment of California. If Lana Del Rey were male, she would…

How Justin Bieber Found ‘Purpose’

I never thought Justin Bieber would be an artist whose music I would truly enjoy. I don’t believe in hating and bashing someone I’ve never met, so I can proudly say I have never hated the guy himself. But as a music critic, I can safely apply the words ‘tremendous dislike’ to most of his previous albums. With the…

Why Troye Sivan Drives Me Wild

Over this last week I have been completely and utterly obsessed with Troye Sivan’s new EP Wild. What I adore about him is how unexpectedly deep his singing voice is. He’s young, gorgeous and slim with the most cherubic face I’ve seen in a long time. But his voice… His voice is deep, smooth and almost breathy in…

Make-Overs and Music To Watch Boys To

So this week Midnight Heartbeat has had a much-needed makeover because I feel I owe it to this blog and my readers to make a change. Those of you who have been following me all these years or have just started doing so, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If I’m being honest,…

The Glorious Return of Tokio Hotel

If you know me personally or have been reading my blog for a long time [thank you!] you’ll definitely know that the band that means everything in the world to me is Tokio Hotel. I have been a fan for 9 years and still going strong. People ask me why I love them so much…

Back to The 1975

If you haven’t heard of The 1975, you’re missing out on some of the greatest music this generation has to offer. This Indie band from Manchester is the ultimate drug-mix of Indie, alternative rock, R&B and a bit of electro-pop. I can’t stop listening to them because their sound is uniquely retro, refreshing and with lyrics…

The Digital Resurrection of Michael Jackson

If you guys caught the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on the 18th of May, 2014 there’s a good chance you witnessed the digital resurrection of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I’ve talked about how it’s possible to bring back the stars that are no longer with us on Midnight HeartBEAT recently, and it is incredibly wicked…