Alice Mortimer

Music

Blossoms on their number one debut and supporting The Stone Roses

The latest hype in indie-pop, Blossoms are a quintet of friends from Greater-Manchester’s Stockport. Consisting of frontman Tom Ogden (lead vocals, guitar), Josh Dewhurst (lead guitar, percussion), Myles Kellock (keyboards, synthesizer), Charlie Salt (bass) and Joe Donovan (drums), the band took their infectious eighties-inspired guitar-pop to their sell-out show at the Waterfront on 27th September….

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Editor’s summer playlist

  ‘Go!’ – M83 Set to play numerous festivals worldwide over the next few months, French electronic band M83 provide the perfect summer soundtrack with their 80’s inspired synth-pop. ‘Untitled 06’ – Kendrick Lamar From the recent release of Kendrick’s surprise compilation album, Untitled Unmastered, the imaginatively (un) titled Untitled 06 sounds kind of like…

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Interview – Clean Cut Kid

Liverpudlian quartert Clean Cut Kid have enjoyed a dramatic rise in popularity since the release of debut smash ‘Vitamin C’ last summer. They’ve been touted by Radio 1, featured on Spotify’s ‘Viral Chart’, and have performed at Reading and Leeds. Alice Mortimer sat down with the band before their gig at the Waterfront in support…

Features

Capitalism and controversy – why marketers love to offend

In a society characterised by capitalism, consumerism and simply “having it all”, it is impossible to avoid advertisements and maintain immunity from the influence of ever-clever PR techniques. More than ever, marketers have the ability to work out precisely what makes you tick and exactly how to target you, and that is all thanks to…

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Top 35 Albums of 2015

2015. The year Benjamin Clementine scooped the Mercury Prize, we all became ‘Beliebers’ and, most importantly, the year in which the album format proved it won’t go the way of the Dodo as so many predicted at the start of the digital age. Adele smashed sales records, the vinyl revival goes from strength to strength…

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