There are many great things hurtling through the late-2016 pop cosmos. Too many to mention here. Somewhere between 318 and 422 things. Loads of things. But the five best — and one worst — are currently: 1. Lao Ra We met Lao Ra in a pub a few weeks ago and from …

In this week’s new releases, or at least the ones that have popped up on Spotify: It has finally happened. A chap with a bucket on his head has made the best song of the week. The man is Marshmello and he has been helped out on ‘Ritual’ by noteworthy manwarbler …

Keep Me Singing (Caroline)US: 30 Sep 2016UK: 29 Sep 2016 It’s Sir Van Morrison Now Earlier this year, Prince Charles knighted the 71-year-old Van Morrison for services to the music industry and tourism in Northern Ireland. This is just one more example, like Dylan winning the Noble Prize for Literature, …