Music, Venue / 09/02/2021 Wellerman singer Nathan Evans talks going viral on TikTok and reaching number one over hero Ed Sheeran

If you’ve used TikTok at all during the past two or three weeks, you would have seen the sea shanty craze currently sweeping the platform. Creators on TikTok are currently videoing themselves singing the likes of ‘Leave Her Johnny,’ ‘The Scotsman,’ and ‘The Drunken Sailor,’ with videos reaching hundreds of thousands of views with ease....

Music, Venue / 09/02/2021 IDestroy discuss their debut album, We Are Girls, out 12th of February

Party-punk three-piece IDestroy are set to release their debut album, We Are Girls on the 12th of February; an energetic, spiky ten tracks that beg to be played live. The band consists of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Bec Jevons, bassist and backing vocalist Nic Wilton-Baker, and drummer Jenn Hills. I had the chance to...

Music / 09/02/2021 Who needs to drop this year? Lorde.

It feels like an eternity since Lorde dropped her second studio album, Melodrama, in 2017. A lot has happened since then, of course, but it has been radio silence from Lorde with regards to any upcoming music, and I needed a new album, like, yesterday. Lorde likes to take her time with her work, releasing...

Music / 09/02/2021 SINGLE REVIEW: Squid – Narrator

Bristol five-piece Squid have resisted labelling since their breakout single ‘Houseplants,’ with NME dubbing them ‘avant-punk’ to fit somewhat alongside the likes of Black Midi and Black Country, New Road, although it doesn’t take much listening to them to realize they are far different. Rather than the spoken word reminiscent of Slint, Squid’s lead vocalist...

Music / 09/02/2021 A love for love songs

Love songs are everywhere, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. However leading up to Valentine’s Day, where love is more seemingly in the air, they certainly stick out more and there does seem to be an increase in how often they are played. This year, expect to hear the typical tunes, ‘I Will Always Love...

Music / 09/02/2021 REVIEW: Pale Waves – Who Am I?

Pale Waves are back with their sophomore release Who Am I?, the successor to 2018’s My Mind Makes Noises. It’s a more complex album than their debut: both thematically and sonically, with mature lyrics (concerning the deconstruction of identity amongst other ideas) and more prominent guitars. Noticeably on the album, Heather Baron-Gracie’s vocals have a...

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MF DOOM: The passing of rap’s supervillain

On Thursday 31st December, the death of rapper MF DOOM (real name Daniel Dumile) was announced by his family. A week on, it still feels surreal that I am writing these words. In an Instagram post, Dumile’s wife, Jasmine, wrote that he was “the greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I…

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Venue’s albums of the year

Phoenix by Dirty Loops Sam Gardham Dirty Loops have been described as a muso’s wet dream. From Sweden, the three members – singer and pianist Jonah Nilsson, bassist Henrik Linder, drummer Aron Mellergård – are virtuosic classical and jazz-trained pop musicians. Phoenix, their first album since 2014’s Loopified, has been a while in the making…

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“Why are you doing music if it’s just to play in your room?”: A talk with Floral Image

I had the great honour of speaking with Norwich psychedelic rock band, Floral Image, in preparation for their single “Why I Leave” and subsequent music video. You can find their video on YouTube and Facebook Watch, and the single is on Spotify and Bandcamp. Floral Image consists of Fergus (guitar, vocals), Jack (Keys, vocals), Julian…


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