Tag Archives: One Direction

Separated at Birth: ‘Downton Abbey’ Actor and One Direction Member

They didn’t break the mold when Allen Leech, the actor who plays former chauffeur Tom Branson on the popular Downton Abbey series, was born.

The Perfect One Direction Clip For Everyone, Ever

The problem with being a world-straddling, press-eating pop band is simply this: not everyone likes you. And the people that don’t like you are often far more vocal than the people that do, and they’re pretty good at ...

So What’s Going on at the Brits Tonight?

It’s not a bad moment to celebrate British music, given that we’re currently all over the pop firmament like grease on a french fry, we’ve got Mumford, we’ve got Adele, and David Bowie is about to release his ...

How Are You Spending ‘Please Please Me’ Day?

50 years ago today, the four musicians in the Liverpudlian band the Beatles assembled in the EMI studios in Abbey Road, London, to make their debut album. There were 10 tracks to record, so that, with the addition of the A and B-sides ...

Alt-J, Mumfords Lead The Pack In Brit Award Nominations

I know, it seems like AGES since we did a post about some awards, doesn’t it?

So, the nominees for the 2013 Brit Awards have been announced, ready for the ceremony on February 20, and reflecting a truly global year for British music. As you’d expect, there are nods towards our more successful exports like ...

Karaoketeers Line Up To Sing Adele’s Praises

You know you’re doing well in showbiz if you can write and release just one song in a 12 month period, take a career break in order to have a baby, go quiet on the entire world, and STILL be named as entertainer of the year… ...

Mumford and Sons Lead Grammy Field; One Direction Snubbed

The Grammy nominations came out last night, and once again, our British brothers and sisters are in the mix for top awards. Clearly, Adele‘s 2012 coronation as the English Queen of the Grammys was a one-off; she astonishingly took ...

The Brit List: Five Recent British Hits, Covered By YouTubers

Last week I had a bit of a moment getting grumpy about the gentrification of pop music, with particular reference to deliberately minimal and maudlin cover versions of old hits for the sake of advertisers. But that doesn’t mean ...

Rich Brits Under 30

The UK’s Heat magazine has compiled a list of the ten richest Brits under 30. Oh, to be young, rich and British. Daniel Radcliffe, of infamous Harry Potter fame, tops the list pulling in an estimated £53.

1D’s Harry Styles Reveals New Tattoos

Harry Styles, the fresh faced boy bander, appears to be on some kind of tattoo bender. It’s said that tattoos can be addictive.