• Scrapbook: How the Entertainment world has best tackled the issue of Mental Health

    Given the increasing prevalence of mental health issues around the UK, especially within young adults, the times has come for action to be taken. This week (18th-22nd March) has seen the University of Nottingham’s Suicide Awareness Week reaching national attention. As the week concludes, it’s vital that the momentum...
  • Women in Music @ Rescue Rooms

    The Women In Music event demonstrated how far we have progressed in tackling gender inequality within the industry, but highlights that we still have a long way to go. Having just heard through the Twitter grapevine about the sad demise of NME’s print edition on my journey to Rescue...
  • LIVE: Blondie at Theatre Royal Concert Hall

    Blondie is undoubtedly one of the most influential rock bands of the last century. Their first album was released all the way back in 1976, when lead singer Debbie Harry was only twenty two years old. Time has no effect on the band it seems, with Debbie Harry at...
  • Album Review – Blondie: Pollinator

    Three years after commemorating their 40th anniversary, the iconic American band Blondie have released their 11th studio album, Pollinator. While listeners can commend the band’s ability to innovate and modernise after a hugely successful career, if the album doesn’t sound much like Blondie, that’s because largely it isn’t. Fondly recalling...
  • Best tracks you missed in 2016

    Every year, thousands of albums are released. Most artists release singles separately, which often take on a life of their own in the charts, meaning the rest of the album is unfairly ignored.  There exists a certain anatomy to a successful single. While by no means is there a...
  • Album Review: Sia – This Is Acting

    An album entirely of the A-List’s rejects may not seem like a winning idea, but Sia certainly brings life and vitality to the hits in This is Acting, affirming her place as both an amazing artist and a strong pop songwriter.  It’s too tempting to play ‘spot-the-intended-artist’ on this...
  • Album Review: Demi Lovato – Confident

    Pop musician Demi Lovato has been no stranger to self-confidence issues; just a short time ago, Lovato very publicly addressed her on-going issues with addiction, mental illness, and self-harm. However, the former Disney Channel star’s latest release is titled Confident, which is in no way a misnomer. Lovato’s album – undoubtedly her...