New Music Friday

Spooky season is almost over and in turn making space for the holidays. Long are the days longing for snow and Christmas cheer but before our minds get imploded by Christmas songs we still have some time to listen to beautifully crafted tunes and albums. Down below are some spectacular hits that we’ve been loving the most these past few days and weeks, starting from … Continue reading New Music Friday

Album review: Camelphat – Dark Matter

‘Dark Matter’ is the debut album of British DJ duo CamelPhat. The group have been making waves in the dance music scene for quite a while now. Since their formation in 2004 they have gone on to make platinum-selling songs, becoming Grammy and Ivor Novello nominated artists. With all this acclaim would they be able to live up to the hype of finally releasing their … Continue reading Album review: Camelphat – Dark Matter

LP REVIEW: Moral Panic – Nothing But Thieves

In a world filled with uncertainty and destruction, almost nothing offers more inspiration as lively as the current events, and the British rockers of the acclaimed indie group Nothing But Thieves are no newbies to skilfully mixing politics, mental health issues, and social struggles with their own experiences and turning it all into magnificent songs. It comes to no surprise then that this is also … Continue reading LP REVIEW: Moral Panic – Nothing But Thieves

New Music Friday

Summer always comes around with a few things in tow. Heatwaves, delicious icecream, the odd sunburn and, as we think most importantly, new fantastic music. Down below are some of the phenomenal hits that we’ve been loving the most the past few days and weeks, starting from an insanely catchy EDM hit that basically screams summer, to a mellow synth mix that is perfect for … Continue reading New Music Friday

Amber Run: live and unplugged in your living room

It’s the same old drill – the lights go out, the room goes quiet and suddenly the band Amber Run, the group you’ve waited for all night, enters the stage, the stroke of a guitar accompanying the band’s entrance. It’s like every other gig you’ve been to before, with just one very important difference – you’re not in the room with them, but sitting on … Continue reading Amber Run: live and unplugged in your living room

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

Holding Absence – Self Titled Review

The self-titled debut record comes from the Cardiff based post-hardcore Holding Absence and their softer, melodramatic black and white branding in the form of a a vivid, yet restrained colour palette of sound. Shaking with vibrato and the ability to out-ballad previous track ‘Penance’, the record utilises ambience ridden vocals and pianist melody in ‘Marigold’ and feature length ‘Wilt’ with the latter being the more … Continue reading Holding Absence – Self Titled Review

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – in retrospect

By Finn Ewing Arctic Monkeys’ most recent album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is very different to the rest of their material. Think of Arctic Monkeys as a cheeseboard. This cheeseboard consists mostly of cheddar; the cheddar being representative of their work up till now. Alone, this cheddar cheeseboard is good – great, even – and a major hit with customers and critics alike. However, imagine a … Continue reading Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – in retrospect