We’ve all heard of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’. But is the same true for albums? Tilly Attrill examines their meaning and importance within the industry, from vinyl to digital.
Anne Chafer discusses the relevance of playlists in the digital age.
As the world of digital music continues to grow exponentially bigger, with songs by global megastars now receiving billions of streams, it’s curious to note that, simultaneously, it’s also become far easier to stumble upon delightful hidden treasures. Smaller bands that you never would have encountered, are now only a playlist away. With their gentle […]
Five EPs, two headline tours and one tour supporting Busted later, Basildon-born rising pop act Emma Blackery has been catapulted into international fame over the past year, and has recently released her first track of 2018, ‘Dirt’, which has already racked up nearly 400,000 views on YouTube since its release and has been met with […]
Four was the magic number for the bands playing Cavern last Saturday night, as both support acts in addition to VANT were four-piece groups. The first band onstage was a local(ish) band from Truro, Hypophora, who, with their blend of punk and grunge rock influences, and their red-haired female lead, reminded me a bit of […]
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 entire duration of the festival. The outlook predicted 3 days of nothing but rain macs, soggy chips, and a leaking tent. Miraculously, we boarded a ferry in Southampton after […]
The figures (like Shakira’s hips) do not lie. Active radio listener figures are falling; in this year’s heavily anticipated Rajar figures, BBC Radio 1’s audience fell to an annual average of 9.9 million, with Nick Grimshaw’s flagship breakfast show losing 100,000 of its weekly listeners within the last year. It is undeniable that streaming services […]
It’s getting to that time of year again: dissertations are due, exams need revising for, and that amounts to a fair amount of time spent working. But, after all this time, do you ever find yourself struggling to concentrate? Now, that’s where I come in. Below is my favourite study playlist, with a balanced mix of […]
We all have times when stress can get the better of us. Whether you’re in the middle of an essay, don’t know what to do with your future, or are just having one of those days, here are five things you can do in 10 minutes to relieve some of your stresses: Walk My mum always […]
Battles La Di Da Di Warp, 18th September 2015 I first heard Battles before I realised that “math rock” was even a thing. Listening to ‘Race: Out’, from their first full-length album Mirrored, I realised that instruments can be so much more interactive than just acting as a complimentary backing to a pleasing set […]