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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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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2022 In Music

January tends to be a quiet month in the music calendar with big acts waiting until early spring to begin releasing new music. 2022, however, has proved this wrong.  We are only a month into the new year and we have already seen some incredible releases from The Weeknd, FKA Twigs, Burial, Yard Act, and…

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Miles Kane, Change The Show Review

Miles Kane has released his latest and one of his best albums to date. Famous for his work with Alex Turner in The Last Shadow Puppets, Kane has embarked on an impressive solo career.  The opening track to this album Tears are Falling is optimistic , filled with smooth vocals that sees Kane accepting his…

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30 Years Of Concrete and The LCR

To celebrate 30 years of Concrete, I searched deep into the archives to discover some of the biggest names that have hit the stage at the LCR in the last three decades. I quickly realised my problem. There were far too many acts to fit into this article.  In the 90s, the LCR welcomed the…

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PRIMAL SCREAM DIXIE NARCO 30 YEARS ON

Primal Scream’s Dixie Narco EP was released in 1992 and remains a little-known gem to this day. Although most of us will have come across an indie soft-boy (or possibly a middle-aged dad) wearing a Screamadelica shirt in our time, the Dixie Narco EP has stayed well clear of the limelight.  We already knew Moving…


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