Music Features

18 January 2019

Album of the Week: Falling again for The Pogues third album If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Today we celebrate 31 years since the release of The Pogues' all-time best-selling album If I Should Fall from Grace with God, released on Warner Music Group following their most ...

17 January 2019

When music gets political: 15 timeless tracks about capitalism, commercialism and bureaucracy

With the future of Brexit still unclear following Theresa May's deal defeat, it's all the British public can think about. And while we'd much like to take our minds off it, ...

11 January 2019

BRIT Awards 2019: Five albums that deserve a British Album of the Year nomination

Tomorrow (January 12) we'll finally hear the nominations for this year's BRIT Awards and we're excited to see who'll make it on to the list. We've come up with a ...
11 January 2019

Album of the Week: The "Pearl" of Janis Joplin's career

Our album of the week is back and today (January 11) we're celebrating 48 years since the release of rock legend Janis Joplin's final masterpiece, Pearl, on Columbia Records. She's ...

7 January 2019

Giulia's New Year's resolutions

Well here we are in 2019... For me, the New Year gives me the chance to slow down, reflect on the year, and set myself aspirational (but achievable) goals for ...

31 December 2018

A year in music: The ultimate calendar playlist

To ring in the New Year, we have collated some appropriately themed songs for every month of the year. Let 2019 be as musical as can be! The only number ...
28 December 2018

Looking ahead to next year: seven pop artists we hope make a comeback in 2019

There are just a few days to go until we'll be celebrating a whole new year, and with those 12 months we have lots of hopes and dreams. Some of ...

24 December 2018

I Am Senti exclusive: seven artists that helped shape her career and more

Singer/songwriter Senti hails from London and whilst she's entering the music scene as a new name, we already know she's somebody who's going to make an incredible name for herself. ...

21 December 2018

Seven artists that made me, by Naomi Banks

Following the release of her brilliant five-track debut EP Deja Vu, we asked Naomi Banks to open up a little bit about some of the artists of the past who ...

14 December 2018

Kay Fuego x Astro exclusive: inspirations, new music, fashion and more!

With their new single Awake out now via digital platforms, Kay Fuego x Astro are celebrating the release with an exclusive feature for Female First. Not only letting us in ...

11 December 2018

Vidorra reveals 15 things he'd like his fans to know about him!

Celebrating the recent release of his fantastic single Hook Up The Bass, we asked talented musician Vidorra to let us know 15 things he'd like us - and all of ...

10 December 2018

President Street's Pete Moses puts politics aside for new single Back Home

It seems that every time you turn on the news we’re inundated with images of misery and suffering from people living in and trying to escape from horrendous wars. But ...

7 December 2018

From Eminem to Nicki Minaj: Six Grammy snubs we were not expecting

The nominations for the 2019 Grammys have finally arrived, and while there were plenty of expected nods in there, we also found a few surprises among them. Nobody expected the Black ...
4 December 2018

What is a Normalist Christmas?

Despite being A&R for The X Factor and one of the show’s vocal coaches, I’ve decided to rival Simon Cowell in the race for the Christmas #1 slot with my new singing ...
30 November 2018

Album of the Week: You know it's Thriller! The masterpiece of Michael Jackson

Can you believe it's been 36 years to the day since the release of Michael Jackson's sixth studio album Thriller? Released on Epic Records and CBS Records, we celebrate one ...
28 November 2018

Don't forget to smile: 15 songs for a rainy commute

We have to admit, there's not a lot we'd happily jump out of bed for in the morning when the weather is this cold and miserable. That's why it's useful ...

22 November 2018

Exclusive music video premiere: RuthAnne's new single It Is What It Is

Ahead of official release on Friday, November 23, 2018, we've got the exclusive world premiere of her incredible music video for RuthAnne's fantastic new single It Is What It Is! ...

19 November 2018

7 artists that made me, by Iuliano

To celebrate the recent release of his single Not A Sound, we asked songwriter, artist and producer Iuliano to let us in on exactly how he has shaped his career ...

16 November 2018

Album of the Week: Prepare to be rickrolled with Rick Astley's Whenever You Need Somebody

It's been 31 years to the day since dance-pop legend Rick Astley dropped his iconic debut studio album Whenever You Need Somebody through RCA Records, featuring the popular party tune ...

15 November 2018

Rachael Sage reveals her brilliant new music video to the UK

Riding high after the UK release of her album Myopia, NYC based Rachael Sage returns with a captivating and enchanting video for her single Alive, the first official video from ...

9 November 2018

Sheridan Smith and Amy Wadge discuss their collaboration on new album A Northern Soul [EXCLUSIVE]

Following the release of her brilliant new album A Northern Soul, we've got our own little exclusive from the incredible Sheridan Smith. Here, she delves into her own personal experiences ...
9 November 2018

Album of the Week: It's Business as Usual as we re-visit the iconic debut album of Men at Work

Today marks 37 years since the release of Australian new wave band Men at Work's first album Business as Usual; the record that gave us Down Under and Who Can ...

6 November 2018

Giulia's favourite 8 bands of 2018 (so far!)

With October now over in what seemed to be a flash, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my top bands so far this year. Whether you’re ...

5 November 2018

Lessons we can all learn from Ariana Grande's new song Thank U, Next

It's easy to look back on past relationships with contempt, embarrassment, sadness and regret. Too easy to dismiss our old flames as bad people when in fact we're all humans ...