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Festival Review: Isle of Wight 2017

Friday   The weather report for the Isle of Wight had told us to panic buy Wellington boots, and we envisaged to wear them for the...

Isle of Wight Festival Preview: Setting the Scene for 2017

Visiting the Isle of Wight is almost like a step back in time. A sleepy island of vast, jaw-dropping beaches, country lanes posing as...

Live Review: Bear’s Den @ Exeter Lemon Grove

The artwork on the cover of Bear’s Den’s latest record, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, gives you the wrong idea about the band. The...

Top Tips for Creating the Perfect Tinder Profile

Tinder is a dry, flammable material, often being wood or paper, used for lighting a fire. Or, in our current non-caveman days of matches...

Album Review: Elbow – Little Fictions

I first fell in love with Guy Garvey after being introduced to The Seldom Seen Kid by a dear friend in high school. I...

Live Review: Angel Olsen @ Motion, Bristol

Seeing Angel Olsen live for the first time was an enthralling experience. Walking into the venue, one wouldn’t think that such a classy, captivating...

Skepta SHOULDN’T Have Won the Mercury Prize

H aving spent the first two years of my university life living with two Essex born-and-bred housemates, I’ve learnt that the phrase “shut up”, alongside its primary...

Review: Latitude Festival 2016

Latitude Festival is on the other side of the country from my hometown of Cardiff. Located in the heart of Suffolk, the journey is...

Latitude Festival 2016: Everything you need to know

Set in the idyllic fields of Henham Park in Suffolk, Latitude not only offers some of the biggest and best names in music and...

Laura Mvula in the Live Lounge, Exeter Phoenix

One by one each of the band members step onto the stage, and we’ve got an eclectic mix: and electric cello, a harp, and...