Daniel Jeakins

Music, OldVenue

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…


Lecturers accuse universities of limiting free speech on campuses

A group of university academics have published an open letter in the Telegraph criticising their universities and unions for “stifling free speech by banning anything that causes the least offence to anyone”, which, according the academics, denies “the intellectual challenge of debating conflicting, and often unpopular views”. [su_pullquote]80% of unis censor the free speech of…


Slaves’ singer Isaac Holman dislocates shoulder in LCR gig

Punk-duo Slaves’ set at the LCR was cut short on 18th November after singer Isaac Holman took an ill-advised stage-dive, three songs before the end of the gig, which resulted in him dislocating his shoulder. The band, who were recently nominated for the Mercury Prize and performed alongside Skepta at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend…

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