• Has 2018 heralded a new trend in science fiction?

    In a year of countless brilliant and industry-shaking films and TV shows, a trend seems to be emerging. An interest in humans in space has gripped the industry, and it doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. Science Fiction has long been a popular genre, but arguably in...
  • Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

    Who the f*** are Arctic Monkeys? Only, the biggest name in British alternative music and after a five year hiatus they’re back and certainly making an impression. Twelve years on from their first album, the Sheffield quartet has released their sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. And...
  • Let’s Articulate #18: Why Science Fiction is Essential

    The age old saying “history repeats itself” is as cliched as it is true. Ask any historian and they’ll tell you all about how some of history’s most notorious characters often follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, usually to devastating consequences. Age old tales of human hubris repeating itself...
  • Soundstage: Film Meets Music

    I sat down with Neil Bennison, Programme Manager for Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, and discussed the film music festival that has been taking place in Nottingham from 24th–28th March. We talked about the chosen theme of science fiction, why film music is an ideal opportunity for those less versed...
  • Interview: Jeff Wayne

    Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds combines H.G. Wells’ science fiction narrative with obliterating every single convention of popular music. Opening the record with the steady pound of Disco, a symphonic orchestra, elongated guitar solos and mind-bending sound effects: it could only have come from the madness of the 70’s....