Murray Roy

Global

Low turnout: the forgotten franchise

What does it mean when voter turnout is low? How worried should we be about voter apathy? Which factors are at play that encourage more enthusiasm among certain populations for elections that are absent in others? These are just a few of the myriad of questions that politicos in this country are faced with as…

Music, OldVenue

The Skints – Epic Studios

“Could reggae take over the world?” asked a sample used at the beginning of a demo recording of ‘Sociopath’ on The Skints’ first EP in 2008. Whether or not they intended to prophesize about the ascent of their own blend of Jamaican and British styles in a sound unmistakably from their beloved East London home,…

Features

Black Friday: a nightmarish new Christmas tradition?

Friday 28th November 2014 saw the USA’s infamous post-Thanksgiving day of sales – Black Friday – make its proper debut on this side of the Atlantic after slowly being established in past years by online retailers. At its core, the idea of Black Friday isn’t that far removed from what we experience here in the…

Music, OldVenue

Review: The Mouse Outfit at Norwich Arts Centre

It is definitely an exciting time to be a hip-hop fan living in Norwich. This side of the New Year the city has played host to a staggering array of the genre’s legends, with the likes of Grandmaster Flash, The Jungle Brothers, Dead Prez and Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na and DJ Nu-Mark all making intimate…