Zoe Dodge

Music

#MeToo in music

You often hear people talk of how music has helped them through dark times, rather than into them. But, since 2017 and the rise of the #MeToo movement, many artists have been exposed for sexual harassment. The intimate connection between band and fan, especially in the emo and pop punk scene, can lead to murky…

Music

Poorboys Promotions: living a loud life

We talk a lot about Norwich’s music scene here at Venue. From big to small, LCR to Gringos, it’s safe to say we’re a lucky lot. Yet there’s a small, but very important, group of people who constantly work away behind the scenes to make these venues fill with sound. Often getting overlooked, promotion companies…

Music

IDLES: This Snowflake is an Avalanche

Following their critically acclaimed debut album Brutalism, the Bristol-based quintet IDLES have supported big names such as the Maccabees and Foo Fighters. But it was their most recent release, Joy as an Act of Resistance, that threw them headfirst into mass popularity. What is it about this new album that has caught the attention of…