Music / 03/05/2022 Music Videos – Are They Necessary?

Growing up with a teenage sister in the early 2000’s, MTV ruled our television screen. Counting down the top charts while we fought over whose turn it was to take over the control, we spent the weekends dancing to music videos in the living room. But in an age where Spotify and TikTok now take...

Music / 03/05/2022 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...

Music / 03/05/2022 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...

Music, Venue / 03/05/2022 INTO THE WILDERNESS BY ELIZA DELF: ALBUM REVIEW

At the start of this academic year, I had the chance to interview the singer songwriter Eliza Delf. Six months on and Eliza is back with her debut album which I have had the chance to exclusively listen to before its release on the 13th May. I can safely say that this album is a...

Music, Venue / 03/05/2022 A CONVERSATION WITH UEA ARTIST HANA YAZZ

When Hana Yazz isn’t busy studying pharmacy right here at UEA, you can find her performing in and around Norwich or making some of the most exciting R&B music you’ll find in this city. I had the opportunity to chat to Hana at the square late last month and ended up talking about how she...

Music, Venue / 22/03/2022 DREAM WIFE INTERVIEW

Dream Wife are at the forefront of the future of punk/indie rock in the UK at the moment. While preparing for their anticipated tour that sees them stopping off in Norwich at the Epic Studios, I was able to chat on zoom with guitarist, Alice. The band have caught the ear of some of the...

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Music Videos – Are They Necessary?

Growing up with a teenage sister in the early 2000’s, MTV ruled our television screen. Counting down the top charts while we fought over whose turn it was to take over the control, we spent the weekends dancing to music videos in the living room. But in an age where Spotify and TikTok now take…

Music

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…

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…

Music, Venue

DREAM WIFE INTERVIEW

Dream Wife are at the forefront of the future of punk/indie rock in the UK at the moment. While preparing for their anticipated tour that sees them stopping off in Norwich at the Epic Studios, I was able to chat on zoom with guitarist, Alice. The band have caught the ear of some of the…

Music, Venue

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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WOLF ALICE @ THE LCR

When you think of some of the biggest names in rock to come out of the UK in the past ten years, Wolf Alice immediately springs to mind. With their performance at the LCR last month, the band proved that there aren’t too many artists in the UK at the moment that can compete with…


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