Tag: Reviews

Music

What is the point of a review?

For this issue we asked some of our writers the question ‘what is the point of a review?’ Enjoy! Music reviews: a love-hate relationship. Some people like them, some don’t mind them and some hate them. They aren’t a mandatory requirement for people to write or read, and they come down to personal choice. The…

Music

Favourite song covers

‘The Star Spangled Banner’ by Jimi Hendrix Nothing captures the dying spirit of America quite like Jimi Hendrix’s cover of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Introduced at Woodstock as the “song that we was all brainwashed with,” it is as much of a protest statement now as it was in 1969. Hendrix described it as “representing the…

Music

Bring Me The Horizon – amo review – 2.5/5

Having just entered their 15th year of existence, Sheffield metal group Bring Me The Horizon have lived enough years and produced enough material to have caused my interest in them to rise and fall several times. The promotional campaign for the band’s sixth release amo has seen the band secure their first Grammy nomination, announce…

Music

A very Concrete Christmas

Last Christmas – Wham! Laced with catchy lyrics and deep rich tones, the Wham! hit is an absolute Christmas classic. This song is as integral to Christmas as is the turkey itself. From the background sounds of jingle bells, to the upbeat rhythm, Last Christmas is more than just an ordinary Christmas song. It’s a…

Music, Venue

Ducking Punches: one almighty homecoming

Norwich locals Ducking Punches released their third album, Alamort, to rave reviews. We caught up with them before their hometown release show at the Arts Centre. Alamort came out yesterday, how have you found the reception? Dan: Great, we’ve had such a positive response from everyone. We were really nervous, it’s such a big change…

Film

Molly’s Game: the gamble pays off

Molly’s Game is the vivacious directorial debut from Aaron Sorkin (the writer of The Social Network, Steve Jobs and The West Wing), and is based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Molly Bloom. The film follows the turbulent and treacherous true life story of almost-Olympic skier turned underground game runner Molly Bloom…

TV

No reflection from a…

Created by the brilliantly inventive polemicist Charlie Brooker, the anthology show Black Mirror has returned to Netflix for a fourth series. Retaining its theme of cautionary tales regarding the development of technology, the new batch of episodes includes some of the strongest in the history of the show, but is not without some unfortunate missteps….

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