• Celebrity Sex Crimes: Can We Separate the Man from the Music?

    What do we do when the art we love was created by a monster? For many, after watching the four-hour documentary titled Finding Neverland, the answer is obvious. Michael Jackson’s guilt is presented with such powerful and harrowing tangibility. It’s clear that this is also evident to various radio...
  • East of Eli: Part 1 of 2

    I went to The Troubadour in London to see East of Eli perform for the third time. The basement under the bar was illuminated with purple, blue and pink lights that set an enchanting glow to the room. East of Eli is chiefly comprised of one man, Nathan West,...
  • Clean Cut Kid @ Bodega

    Four-piece indie band Clean Cut Kid returned to Nottingham as part of their Give Love tour, taking to The Bodega’s stage for one night only. Comparable to bands like Fleetwood Mac and Fickle Friends, Clean Cut Kid proved they have a bright future ahead of them. “Playing in Nottingham...
  • Why Pop Music Matters

    Pop music is often disregarded as repetitive and low-effort. Being one of the most formulaic genres and one with the greatest reach, these criticisms apply to a lot of ´artists´, who follow a pattern to produce hit upon hit. However, whether we like it or not, the genre´s popularity...
  • Interview – Bad Sounds

    Brothers Ewan and Callum of Bad Sounds released their captivating debut album Get Better this summer, demonstrating that a lifetime of making music both together and apart certainly pays off. The exploratory work of the five-piece group belies the blending of Callum’s pop background with Ewan’s work in hip-hop,...
  • CHILDCARE @ Rescue Rooms

    I’d never been to the Red Room part of Rescue Rooms before, but it’s a perfect intimate-sized gig venue, perhaps like Bodega in size. A totally-filled lil’ space with nothing but good music and good energy – what could go amiss? “Picture Ava as having the vocal quality of...
  • Interview – Pale Waves

    Originally formed in Manchester in 2014, Pale Waves are an indie pop four-piece band now made up of lead singer and guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie, drummer Ciara Doran, guitarist Hugo Silvani and bassist Charlie Wood. Since releasing their debut single ‘There’s a Honey’, they have moved from strength to strength,...