Cazz Blase

Music paste up

It's that end of the year when things start to heat up, musically speaking. I don't know if it's the Christmas rush to get an album out, or if it's because th...

Blue Roses

David Wilkinson salutes the talents of Laura Groves, otherwise known as Blue Roses, and finds much to marvel at in her precocious debut album A gentle intake...

October’s Playlist

Dear Diary, Heather says she teaches people Real Life... Disclaimer: This months playlist features excessive and enthusiastic use of the other 'F-Word'. You ...

Music paste up post

Whilst it can in no way be considered a weekly round up, the intermittent music paste up post, of which I've done, er, one so far I think, could be considered...

Puffyshoes are coming!

It's all about lo fi! Joanna Tocher, the F-Word's music correspondent in Japan, introduces us to the delights of Puffyshoes who hail from Chiba A quick glanc...

Mercury Music Prize

It has just been announced that PJ Harvey's 'Let England Shake' has won the Mercury Music Prize 2011. The result marks a departure for a number of reasons: I...

Cazz Blase

Music editor

Cazz Blase is a writer/journalist/blogger from Stockport. She has been writing for The F-Word since 2002 and co-edited the music section alongside Holly Combe between 2011 and 2013. Her growing awareness of sexism as a young teenager in the early 1990s coincided with a burgeoning political awareness, post Poll Tax riots, and with her discovery of both the 70s punk scene and the 90s Riot Grrrl movement. This led her to create the fanzine Aggamengmong Moggie between 1993 and 1999 and (much, much later) to write extensively about the UK Riot Grrrl scene and women and the UK punk scene. She will happily explore all kinds of music and has a ‘restless ears’ approach to trying different things out, which has led to a proliferation of Swedish electro/R&B on her mp3 player and a fascination with loud, angry, glitchy electro pop. She saw Florence + The Machine headline British Summer Time in Hyde Park in July 2016 and hasn’t been quite the same since. Cazz also writes about music on her personal blog and about Manchester and Greater Manchester at Too Late for Cake.