Music / 13/10/2020 Radiohead’s Kid A turns 20: A retrospective

Kid A is often cited as one of the greatest albums ever made. A paragon of experimental music, the album builds on the off-piste style of OK Computer to become what many, including myself, would argue is the band’s strangest album, not only sonically but structurally too. Its inspirations range from Talking Heads and R.E.M...

Music / 13/10/2020 Concrete sits down with Kitty Perrin: Interview from Wild Fields

Kitty Perrin is a third year UEA student studying History and Politics. She works as a radio presenter for BBC Introducing and is a singer-songwriter.  Kitty has been playing shows since she was 11 and has dealt with stage nerves by connecting with the audience. Kitty said, “I feel like if you are looking directly...

Music / 13/10/2020 Favourite Recent Singles

Travis Scott feat. Young Thug & M.I.A. – FRANCHISE Jake Walker-Charles “FRANCHISE” by Travis Scott, Young Thug and M.I.A is a stand-out track. These artists, who have approximately fourteen US top 10 hits between them, have all been known to push stylistic boundaries.  Their unique vocal performances give the song depth and dimension, whilst still...

Music / 13/10/2020 A chat with Gail: Interview from Wild Fields

Zaynab Abigail, stage name “Gail”, is a singer-songwriter and UEA student. Her debut EP Sweet Nothings was released the 25th of September. This interview was conducted before her amazing performance at the Wild Fields festival on Saturday 12th of September. So, how do you feel about performing again? It’s the first time in like, seven...

Music / 13/10/2020 Review: IDLES – Ultra Mono

The day I started writing this review my girlfriend passed out in the bathroom, half-drowned in toilet water and ended up in A&E for a brain scan; yet after one listen to IDLES third album Ultra Mono, it became clear that I’m not nearly as stressed out as frontman Joe Talbot.  IDLES work has flirted...

Music, Venue / 10/10/2020 yllwshrk frontman Ian Anderson talks debut album ‘I AM ALADDIN’

yllwshrk (‘yellow shark’) is a unique collective of extremely talented musicians, tied together by frontman and composer Ian Anderson. To my surprise he happened to be in Poland when he answered my call, so even further away than my previous interview– but, I digress. yllwshrk’s debut album I AM ALADDIN, releasing on the 16th of...

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