Music, Venue / 14/09/2021 An Interview with Rising Star Eliza Delf

A student at UEA and a local to the Norfolk area, Eliza Delf has been showcasing her talent as a singer-songwriter this year. After a successful kickstarter, she has begun working on her debut album, ‘Into the Wilderness’. While an in-person interview couldn’t be arranged, one of the bonuses of our video call meant that...

Music, Venue / 14/09/2021 Why ‘You Signed Up For This’ is the Perfect Ode to Love and Heartbreak

This year, one of my closest friends recommended Maisie Peters to me, and now, I have her debut solo album on repeat. Maisie Peters released ‘You Signed Up For This’ on 27th August, the day I happened to be on an eight-hour long car journey, meaning I could truly listen to this album. I could...

Music, Venue / 14/09/2021 Remembering Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones need no introduction. One of the greatest bands of all time, they transformed the music scene with their gritty, uncompromising rock music. It is therefore no surprise that when the death of their much beloved drummer Charlie Watts was announced late this August, tributes poured in to celebrate his musical legacy.  Watts...

Music, Venue / 17/08/2021 ALBUM REVIEW: Captain Accident – Bad Press

Cardiff based musician, Captain Accident, has returned with his fourth studio album, Bad Press, set to be released on August 20.  Over the past decade, Captain Accident has risen to become a household name within the reggae scene. Touring across the UK and Europe has allowed him to perform at festival giants Glastonbury and Boomtown. ...

Music, Venue / 17/08/2021 Amy Winehouse’s Legacy

When I think of comfort music, music where you can relax or groove or wallow and feel completely understood, Amy Winehouse’s discography is one of the first that comes to mind. The authenticity and vulnerability that permeates throughout the construction and performance of her songs makes her a unique talent in the 21st century musical...

Music, Venue / 17/08/2021 AN INTERVIEW WITH CUTOUT JOCONDE: TALKING NATURE, LOCKDOWN AND THEIR LATEST EP

Elliott Johnson is a Norwich based, all round creative and the central figure behind the outfit, Cutout Joconde. With a blend of stripped back acoustic melodies, spoken word passages, and fusions of post punk rock, the group released their debut EP, Compost Mentis late last month. I had the opportunity to talk to Elliott about...

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Music, Venue

An Interview with Rising Star Eliza Delf

A student at UEA and a local to the Norfolk area, Eliza Delf has been showcasing her talent as a singer-songwriter this year. After a successful kickstarter, she has begun working on her debut album, ‘Into the Wilderness’. While an in-person interview couldn’t be arranged, one of the bonuses of our video call meant that…

Music, Venue

Amy Winehouse’s Legacy

When I think of comfort music, music where you can relax or groove or wallow and feel completely understood, Amy Winehouse’s discography is one of the first that comes to mind. The authenticity and vulnerability that permeates throughout the construction and performance of her songs makes her a unique talent in the 21st century musical…

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How important are lyrics in music?

An interesting question, and one I’m sure many have an immediate answer for.  Are lyrics more important in certain genres rather than others? Do they improve the song? Or are they always necessary?  It’s difficult to know where to begin but I’d argue lyrics have a high degree of importance in music.  Initially, melody is…

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Muse – Origin of Symmetry Turns Twenty

Earlier in June, Muse’s sophomore album Origin of Symmetry celebrated its twentieth anniversary. This marked twenty years of the futuristic, dystopian project which has not only become a trade mark in Muse’s discography but also cemented itself as a classic in the hard rock genre.  To begin to understand this album, it is important to…


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