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“Florals, for spring? Ground breaking.” We’ve heard it all before, but perhaps we haven’t thought to turn to florals for autumn and winter. This season, think dark and moody trimmed with lace and you’re well on your way to nailing the first major autumn 2019 trend. Another perfect way to channel this trend is to…

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Indie-punk: big things on small stages

Recently, there has been a wave of new guitar bands erupting out of various crevices across the UK and Ireland. I am not referring to a particular 80s rip-off pop-group, or one of the many gloss-rock bands, who, by the way, are the hottest band right now and are coming to your local tent/shack/cupboard/bedsit. Instead,…

Fashion

The revival of 90s fashion

We have had the 70s flares come back into fashion, along with the 80s vibrancy and now we are seeing the 90s appearing in our daily lives. Recently there has been an increase in shops and shoppers buying 90s style clothing. Shopping spaces are now the site of a low budget Spice Girls tribute, whether…

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The Indie Genre

In the second of his three-part celebration of indie’s 40th year, Lewis Oxley discusses how it left its DIY roots and established itself as a popular genre. As the 1980s dragged on, the independent music scene was flourishing more than its founding fathers could ever have imagined. The success of Factory and Rough Trade’s lead…

Features

The Oscars

A Star is Born – Ryan Norman  ‘Are you happy in this modern world?’ asks Bradley Cooper in Shallow, the lead track from A Star Is Born. Despite this being the film’s fourth iteration, Cooper’s directorial execution gives it the contemporary impact it needed. The film tackles mental illness, transgender representation, modern celebrity culture and…

Fashion

The new neon and winged eyeshadow

2018 saw the return of the 80’s velvet and corduroy as fashionable fabrics to include in your wardrobe. 2019 is continuing this – Instagram feeds include artistic neon wonders with jet black eyeliner to compliment. Kendell Jenner’s Instagram photo of her with vivid green eyes set others off on the hunt for the boldest looks…

Music

TV made the soundtrack star

You may not even realise it, but a TV soundtrack has the ability to make or break a series. A good one can be the icing on the cake, but if the series is already average at best, a TV soundtrack that fails to compliment the various moods and storylines within, can turn it into…

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40 years of indie: enter Mr Shankly

To celebrate 40 years of indie music, Lewis Oxley explores the history of the most British of genres, charting the four decades of indie over three issues. 40 years ago, an undercurrent was gently starting to rumble in the UK music scene. The next generation of youth, facing the torrents of unemployment that marked the…

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