Award-winning musician Stormzy received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for his “outstanding achievements in the field of higher education, philanthropy and widening participation”.
Issy Murray analyses the political ramifications of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s recent comments about the Grenfell Tower tragedy, especially in the wake of another general election.
Online editor Stephen Ong reviews Ed Sheeran’s latest album
“Stop all the pain. How do you stop all the pain?” Dave’s opens his debut album with an inquisition into his own mental health – and the next 51 minutes are spent encouraging the same self-evaluation from his listeners. Appending certain tracks with snippets of a therapy session, Dave leaves facetious hip-hop skits behind in […]
This years Brits seemed to garner more attention than some in previous years, being dominated by Dua Lipa and Stormzy, who both took home 2 awards, and with Rag N Bone winning best British single. It is perhaps an indicator that the awards winners, much like at the Grammys, have become almost exclusively chart darlings. […]
50. Sam Smith The Thrill of It All Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All is a powerful demonstration of emotion. His second album, the 14 tracks also work as a semi-successful exploration of mode; the artist’s intention to explore range and style is apparent, but the ecclectic mix of sounds does somewhat detract from […]
I remember exactly where I was when I found out that Chester Bennington, vocalist in world-famous rock group Linkin Park, had taken his own life. I was at a blink-182 concert at the O2 in London, and in an arena full of excited music fans, it was a strange and heavy atmosphere to be in, […]
Down in Shepton Mallet Showground, skaters and skankers, (all wearing bum-bags at inventive angles), brim tents and bust tricks together for four days each year. Having finally scrubbed away all the dirt from Nass, (the UK’s biggest music and action sports festival), it’s time so see if we have any recollection left of the weekend’s […]
Annie Mac has been a staple of Radio 1 since 2006. The successor to Zane Lowe and John Peel, the Irish DJ has been the trend-setter for dance music for a decade now, delivering her Friday night show to over a million listeners. Throughout BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Annie performed sets before artists like […]