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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ALBUM REVIEW: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend

Wolf Alice’s Blue Weekend isa tightly packed and exquisitely produced album which takes the best of their previous works while managing to create its own identity. The instrumental arrangements are refined and contained, while Ellie Rowsell’s vocals and lyricism are at an all-time high. The album opens with ‘The Beach’, a beautiful arrangement of acoustic…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Squid – Bright Green Field

It’s been a couple of years since Squid’s breakout single ‘Houseplants’, an expertly organized mess of post-punk and jazz, but the band formed in Brighton has pushed their experimentation and genre-dabbling to a whole new level on their debut Bright Green Field. The first single, ‘Narrator’, is a sprawl of shrieking instrumentals, cryptic song writing,…

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An interview with Grammy nominated Wolf Alice: talking Blue Weekend, returning to live performance, and more

Wolf Alice are a band that need no introduction, but here’s one anyway. For the past decade they’ve showcased their exceptional versatility, first as a duo of frontwoman Ellie Rowsell and guitarist Joff Oddie, then later expanding to form a four-piece with bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Amey. Their music is a marvel to…

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It’s a love story: Taylor Swift kicks off re-recordings with ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’

When Scooter Braun bought Taylor Swift’s masters for an alleged $300 million in 2019, there was no doubt in Swift’s mind that she would be reclaiming her first six albums through carefully constructed re-recordings. This would both make the original records worthless and give Swift full ownership of her back catalogue. It makes sense that…

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The best albums to study to

Studying is such a personal thing, and what you do to help you study looks a little different for everyone. For some, they need complete silence, or to listen to a TV show, or to listen to their favourite pop album. For me, it has to be something more instrumental. I have to listen to…


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