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Music

Manic Obsession

A Google search of ‘Why do we Continue to Obsess about things that Disappoint us?’ throws up some Psychology Today self-care tips, celebrity obsession blog posts and if you keep scrolling, plenty of poorly curated Reddit feeds. At the height of my obsession with the Manic Street Preachers I saw them live at OnBlackheath in…

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How have we gone from The Beatles to BTS?

I’m sure at one point in your adolescence you had that one boy band you were obsessed with, especially if you’re a female. I recently watched the documentary Eight Days a Week, about The Beatles, and in most of the performance clips, teenage girls’ or “Beatlemaniacs” screams were louder than the music, I got to…

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NME AWARDS – 2022

The 2nd March saw the return of the annual NME Awards at the O2 Academy in Brixton which saw an array of talented artists performing and picking up some prestigious awards. Some of the acts to perform included Sam Fender, Rina Sawayama, and Chvrches with The Cure’s Robert Smith. The awards were hosted by rapper…

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SPOTLIGHT: HALEY HEYNDERICKX

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the Filipino-American singer songwriter Haley Heynderickx has been catching the ear of the indie folk community in recent years. After releasing an EP in 2016, Haley has gone on to release her debut album I Need To Start A Garden in 2018 which landed her heaps of critical acclaim. This decade…

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VENUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Back in the September issue, I determined Maisie Peters’ debut album You Signed Up For This as “the perfect ode to love and heartbreak”, and I’m here again, declaring it my favourite album of 2021. YSUFT delves into the painful emotions of first love and first heartbreak (Outdoor Pool), and the expectations vs reality of…

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Women in the Music Industry

Underrepresented and underpaid, women’s professional contribution to the musical arts has been historically undermined, with the music industry often being defined as a male-dominant field in which men primarily benefit from music production sales. While women artists, creatives, producers, and music label executives only make up a small proportion of the industry (despite several individual…

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