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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Mick Rock – “The Man Who Shot The Seventies”

The 1970’s was a decade fuelled by cultural change, economic struggle and technological changes, the late music photographer Mick Rock captured it all on his lens in the form of jaw dropping, iconic photographs.  The sad news of his recent death has caused a viral resurgence of his best work on the internet. Snapping pictures…

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Rag’n’Bone Man LCR Concert Review, 1 November 2021

With the release of his 2016 hit-single Human, and the record-breaking launch of his 4x Platinum debut studio album of the same title, the multi-Brit award-winning artist Rag’n’Bone Man has established himself as one of Britain’s most successful contemporary Pop artists of the decade.  On Monday 1 November, Rag’n’Bone Man’s Life by Misadventure 2021 UK…

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A CONVERSATION WITH SHAME’S EDDIE GREEN

After the release of their sophomore album, Drunk Tank Pink, 2021 has been a year that Shame will not forget. I had the opportunity to chat with guitarist Eddie Green about the venues in London that helped shape Shame, the success of Drunk Tank Pink and how far away Norwich is from everything. Drunk Tank…

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SHAME TAKE OVER THE WATERFRONT

Shame couldn’t have picked a more fitting venue for Norwich than Waterfront. Having played here once before in 2018, the band were familiar with the venue and this could clearly be seen with their performance on 16 [removed ‘th’ after 16- not concrete’s style] November. Before Shame took to the stage, support acts The Umlauts…

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Interview with Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner, English singer, guitarist, and songwriter, and I are talking about the song ‘Killing Time’ from his new album. It’s a cathartic, hopeful anthem about the difficulty of last year’s lockdowns.  “I think I take the responsibility of putting things out into the world quite seriously,” he says. “It definitely intensified when I had…


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