This Year’s Grammy Nominations: What The AF Is Going On?

Words by Thomas Bradey-Riseley After what’s been a turbulent 2020, the Grammys have named their best and the rest yesterday (November 14). While not short of surprises in its 61-year existence – there usually are a few ‘wtf?’ moments – some snubs and acknowledgements are more significant this time round. The Weeknd hasn’t received a single nomination. He had the biggest charting hit of the … Continue reading This Year’s Grammy Nominations: What The AF Is Going On?

Wish EU Were Here: Blond – Nah Bei Dir

Words: Nina de Sanders As you can tell from the title this week’s song is in German. The female fronted three piece Blond may be from Chemnitz in eastern Germany but posses and radiate “Las Vegas glamour”. ‘Nah Bei Dir’ is an album track from their debut record ‘Martini Sprite’ which was released earlier this year. The intro to the song provides a taste of … Continue reading Wish EU Were Here: Blond – Nah Bei Dir

wish eu were here: magnetic spacemen – mold

Words: Nina de Sanders Magnetic spacemen are the surf/grunge/ garage rock band of your dreams, you just don’t know it yet. Hailing from the north of the Netherlands the band have been travelling the UK in support of VANT. ‘Mold’, the lead track of their 2019 EP ‘G.E.E.P.’ serves as a perfect introduction to their sound; slightly absurd lyrics (“and I’m so itchy because I … Continue reading wish eu were here: magnetic spacemen – mold

Wish EU Were Here: Juniore – En Solitaire

Words: Nina de Sanders Juniore is a french, all female, four piece lead by singer Anna Jean. The name might be familiar; in 2019 the band had a bit of a hit on their hands with ‘Ah Bah D’Accord’, which, funnily enough, was the b-side to ‘En Solitaire’. Since then the band have released their second studio album ‘Un, Deux, Trois’ at the start of … Continue reading Wish EU Were Here: Juniore – En Solitaire

WISH EU WERE HERE: HIGH HI – 94A9

Words: Nina de Sander What decade is it? Getting lost in High-Hi’s second album Firepool, it’s easy to forget this is in fact not the 80’s. Particularly on 94A9, the first in a series of singles released leading up to the album, and for which the music video came out a few days ago. Floating somewhere in the realms of synth pop and new wave, … Continue reading WISH EU WERE HERE: HIGH HI – 94A9

WISH EU WERE HERE: SCHOOL OF X – BAD LOVE

Words: Nina de Sanders Bad Love is taken off School of X’s debut album ‘Armlock’, which was released earlier this year. Rasmus Littauer, the artist behind School of X, is the music director and touring drummer for Mø, but has been releasing his solo material for a few years now. He describes ‘Bad Love’ as follows: “It’s about feeling alone in a relationship, having lost … Continue reading WISH EU WERE HERE: SCHOOL OF X – BAD LOVE

WISH EU were here: the radio dept. – you could be the one

Words: Nina de Sanders We’re keeping it Nordic for another week with The Radio Dept. from Sweden. You Could Be The One is the b-side to the bands cover of the Tri-Lites ‘You’re Looking At My Guy’, released at the beginning of July. ‘You Could Be The One’ is the definition of sadboy dream pop, get yourself a lukewarm pint and find a patch of … Continue reading WISH EU were here: the radio dept. – you could be the one

Wish EU were here

Velvet Volume – Carry Words: Nina de Sanders Velvet Volume are the indie girl band of our dreams. Hailing from Denmark, three sisters Noa, Naomi, and Nataja Lachmi radiate individuality on their latest single ‘Carry’. ‘Carry’ is taken from the band’s second studio album ‘Ego’s Need’ released through Mermaid Records in late May of 2020. The song combines upbeat instrumentals with gloomy lyrics filled with … Continue reading Wish EU were here

“As a whole, we all need to come together and avoid being ignorant.”

Words: Atlantis Dubois, BIMM African Caribbean Society The tragic death of George Floyd has brought to light the out-right racism African-Americans have to face daily for hundreds of years. The ACS are strong allies of the BLM movement, and although we may not be able to help on a bigger scale, doing little by little goes a long way. Although we are not in America, … Continue reading “As a whole, we all need to come together and avoid being ignorant.”