Former Guardian Media Group editor and broadcast journalist.

How do you get your music featured here? Easy. Make me feel the love for it. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.

You want a nonsensical, sycophantic review? Look elsewhere, there’s plenty of sites who will readily give you one.

Any artist who enters into the arena of public assessment waives their right to be upset if someone doesn’t like their work.” (Brett Anderson)

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