Louder Than Words festival, day 3

9:30am – I wake up and quickly publish the previous day’s report to our very own ldnmagazine.com. The four-cheese pizza I had at 2:00am this morning may have been necessary, but it’s certainly taking its toll now. 10:30am – I meet Abi in the lobby and guzzle down orange juice and a latte before getting…

LTW ‘Like A Gay Icon’ review

The pop diva has been a crucial part of the gay and LGBT+ communities for what feels like forever, though the mystery of exactly why this is, seems to be a matter of opinion. From Madonna to Mariah, Britney to Cher, Gaga to Bowie countless artists have been adopted as gay icons, no matter how…

LTW ‘Ed Sheeran Is Shit’ review (2)

“I do not give a fuck who Ed Sheeran is!” The comic strip come to life Everett True (aka Dr Jerry Thackray) stands before a small audience consisting of music fans, journalists and avid coffee drinkers. Yet, from within his everyman-ish stature booms a voice, wilful and incensed and eagerly proclaiming the words ‘Ed Sheeran…

Louder Than Words festival, day 2

10:30am – I arrive in Manchester, the city that saved music (although that title is often attributed to Seattle). This is the home of Joy Division, The Stone Roses, The Charlatans, Oasis, The Smiths, The Chameleons and New Order, to name the obvious. I am stoked to say the least. 11:00am – My fellow student…