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Live Review: Vampire Weekend @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 11.11.19

Words & Photos: Philip Giouras Ahead of two massive shows at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace this week, Vampire Weekend’s ‘Father Of The Bride’ World Tour came to Birmingham’s O2 Academy last night. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the tours support, Songhoy Blues, couldn’t perform. While most bands would axe the slot or perhaps draft in a replacement, Vampire Weekend instead treated fans to an extended … Continue reading Live Review: Vampire Weekend @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 11.11.19

Viperia Announce 2019 European Tour

Words: Conor Sharkey Glackin With a new direction and anticipation building for their next album, Swedish Metal band Viperia are going on an Eastern European tour this winter. And if their previous work and accomplishments are anything to go by, this is one gig metal fans across the continent will not want to miss. Their raw and energetic style are sure to have you headbanging … Continue reading Viperia Announce 2019 European Tour

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Copying ‘Lolita’ and Bullshit Writing: An Interview with Emma Garland

Words: PJ Kimber Featured Image: Credit Christopher Bethell I have already met Emma Garland. But, this actually made me more nervous to meet her properly, introductions and all. I know her as the features editor at VICE – formerly of Noisey – and someone whose work I have admired for years. We first ‘met’ at the VICE UK 15th Anniversary party. I was a bit … Continue reading Copying ‘Lolita’ and Bullshit Writing: An Interview with Emma Garland

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Picture This – Live At Roundhouse Review

Words: Nargis Borhan Playing their biggest London show ever, Irish pop band Picture This headline a sold-out show at The Roundhouse in Camden. Starting their set with ‘You and I’, the atmosphere hits the roof. Surprisingly, the setlist consists of more tracks from their debut self-titled album, such as ‘Let’s Be Young’, ‘Saviour’, and ‘Dream’, rather than their sophomore effort, Modern Love, where they play … Continue reading Picture This – Live At Roundhouse Review

An evening with Anton Corbijn on his Depeche Mode fandom film, Spirits In The Forest

Words: Lauren Dehollogne Depeche Mode’s new documentary ‘Spirits in the Forest’ isn’t as much about them as it is about their dedicated fan base. Six people from around the world – Mongolia to the US to Romania – were picked by Dutch director and photographer Anton Corbijn to convey the story of their dedication. One French fan woke up from a coma to only remember … Continue reading An evening with Anton Corbijn on his Depeche Mode fandom film, Spirits In The Forest

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What We Learned From… Taylor Hawkin’s New Album Playback

Words: Philip Giouras Featured Image: Taylor Hawkins with NME’s Charlotte Gunn – Credit: Carsten Windhorst The Scotch Of St James in Mayfair was an infamous hangout for the rockstars of the 60s such as The Rolling Stones and The Who as well as hosting the first ever UK performance from Jimi Hendrix. It’s a fact referenced by Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins as he – interviewed … Continue reading What We Learned From… Taylor Hawkin’s New Album Playback

Halloween: Our Favourite Tracks

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite end-of-October themed tunes and records, for your listening discomfort. Feel free to use these on your Halloween party playlists – your guests will either run home scared or walk home creeped-out. Type O Negative – October Rust The essential October album and ergo, essential Halloween listening. Type O Negative marry Sisters Of Mercy’s atmosphere and tone with Pantera-like … Continue reading Halloween: Our Favourite Tracks