Nick Mason

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Gig fatigue: addressing the symptoms

By the time I walked out of You Me At Six at the LCR in December, I felt like I was gigged out. I had seen a band give a performance which was energetic, fun and, important, very good, but felt utterly bored with live music. No smiling, singing along or moshing. Gigs have lost…

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The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

The first of two instalments in The 1975’s Music for Cars double album has been lauded for weeks now, but that won’t stop us from adding our praise to the chorus. The band’s third full-length starts off in the same vein as their others, treating us with a third variant on their opening track, The…

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Most anticipated albums of 2019

The Dangerous Summer – TBA At the beginning of 2017, I resigned myself to the fact that one of my favourite bands of all time, The Dangerous Summer, were never coming back. Then they did. Last year saw them drop their self-titled fourth album, go on two world tours and record another album. Excited? An…

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Norwich Bands to Watch

The Yacht Club Norwich by-way-of London twinkle-emos The Yacht Club prepare to drop their debut album, The Last Words You Said to Me Have Kept Me Here and Safe, later this month. I’ve heard it and have the 5-star review saved on my computer ready to go. Intricate instrumentation and soulful vocals lie at the…

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Beauty blending my heart

I don’t use makeup, but I still love beauty blenders. Unless your name is Bob Ross, you can’t brush my face, but anyone can put a mushy foam egg to my face and I will eat that up. Brushes are old hat. You aren’t decorating a shed, put down the DIY tools. Your face deserves…

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Music, Movement and Meaning

Spoiler alert: this article contains significant It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia spoilers. Given you are all good people who didn’t watch it illegally and will wait a year for it to come to Netflix, don’t read ahead. I’m going to talk about that scene. The one we didn’t expect, even in a show where the…

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