• Album Review: APRE – ‘Always in My Head’

    In a time of lockdowns, political turbulence, and monkish self-reflection, APRE deliver a provoking polemic into the nature of contemporary existence on the October mini-album, Always in My Head. Kess Leung delves artfully beneath the urban drums and anxious, soaring vocals of the Kent alt-pop duo’s most mature sonic offering to...
  • Interview: Fickle Friends

    Sunny, sinuous and irrepressibly melodic, Fickle Friends’ nimble brand of alt-pop poses the perfect soundtrack to modern alienation. Continuing in the electronica-tinged vein of their earlier work, the Brighton mob have emerged emboldened with two riotous new singles, and caught up Impact’s Gemma Cockrell as the shimmering EP looms....
  • Kess’ Cozy Music Corner #16: Halima

    Struggling to find that new artist to fall in love with? Fear not, our contributor Kess Leung is here with the latest and greatest musical recommendations each week. Nigerian R&B starlet Halima, and her groovy antidotes to contemporary disarray, take this edition's spotlight....
  • The Self Aware Pop Generation

    Amrit Virdi With its mass appeal, big budgets, and proclivity for commercial success, pop music has starkly had social consciousness on its radar. But amongst the turbulence and turmoil of contemporary societies, many pop starlights have begun to unshackle themselves from the expectations of the genre and press back...
  • ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’: The Evolution of Bring Me The Horizon

    From dodging gravel and ketchup onstage at 2008's Reading Festival as the band catapulted through the nauseating debut Count Your Blessings, to selling out arena's with the doomy electro-rock of amo over a decade later, the career of Sheffield titans Bring Me The Horizon has been far from an...
  • Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks Says She’ll Move to Space If Trump Is Re-Elected

    With the US presidential elections fast approaching, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks has expressed her strong concerns regarding the condition and future of the nation - even considering reaching out to engineer Elon Musk for a helping hand. Ryan Keane reports....
  • “Whores in This House”: The Cardi B Track Empowering Women and Enraging Prudes

    Gloriously lewd and seeped in feminist sentiment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP has ridden controversy to the top. Whilst many have lamented its lyrics are too salacious for young ears, Miranda Harrington contends that the track is a vital celebration of female pleasure and sexuality. ...