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Live Review: Loyle Carner @ Exeter Phoenix

A year ago, I’d never heard of the name Loyle Carner, let alone his real name, which is (confusingly) Benjamin Coyle-Larner, despite the fact...

Festival Review: Reading 2017

Friday     On the blindingly sunny morning of the 25th of August, my friend Olivia and I embarked our train from Exeter to Reading. Having both...

Album Review: Blondie – Pollinator

My first exposure to Blondie was aged 7, via the soundtrack to the iconic 2003 film The Lizzie McGuire Movie, which opens with Hilary...

Time’s Been Reckless: An Interview with Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman is a twenty-five-year-old multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Hampshire. Associated with acts such as Johnny Flynn and The Big Moon, and having supported...

This is the Age: Interview with Tom Grennan

Last week I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with Tom Grennan, a Bedford-born singer songwriter who was thrust into the spotlight...

Album Review: Adore//Repel – Empty Orchestra

Empty Orchestra is the debut album from Adore//Repel, a four-piece band from West Yorkshire. They describe their sound as post-hard-core, shoegaze, instrumental music and...

Live Review: Battle of the Bands Semi Final #1

Excitement is not an emotion I usually feel while entering the Lemon Grove – after a series of terrible Saturday nights spent there in...

Best Film Scores to Soothe Study Stress

Midway through my A-Levels, I discovered that listening to the Lord of the Rings music helped me revise; three years later, I have a...

Interview with Jess Brittain

This week I got the chance to talk to Jess Brittain about her upcoming TV show Clique. She started out in the industry writing...

The Best Music Videos of 2016

Radiohead – Burn the Witch Ahead of their fantastic album A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead released easily the most distinctive music video of the year....