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Should we be excited for the Arctic Monkey’s homecoming?

Should we be excited for the Arctic Monkey’s homecoming?

All the news about indie music in 2018 is regarding the release of the Arctic Monkeys’ new album. As a huge indie fan, I have waited for a sign of productivity from the Sheffield based band — it seems a long time since the announcement of ‘AM’ in 2014. But it seems lead singer Alex […]

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Which American Sitcom should you be bingeing on Netflix this summer?

Which American Sitcom should you be bingeing on Netflix this summer?

It goes without saying that there is an endless array of sitcoms — which can only be described as witty and endlessly relatable — on streaming giant, Netflix. I will take it upon myself to narrow down those available, and find the best option for you. If you’ve just broken up for the holidays, or […]

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Why 2017 may prove to be the most important year in film history

Why 2017 may prove to be the most important year in film history

While it may not be remembered as such — due to the lack of any record-breaking Avengers films, or any newsworthy performances from big names like Leonardo DiCaprio — 2017 was a very important year for films. Not because of the financial success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, […]

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Album review: Fieldy – Bassically

Album review: Fieldy – Bassically

Bassically is the second solo album from Korn bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu. Unlike his work with Korn, this album isn’t heavy, which is a large contrast to what his band’s sound is. It is primarily an experiment of emotion through a bass guitar, seamlessly blending several genres that interest the artist. Due to this blend, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Dave – Game Over EP

MUSIC REVIEW: Dave – Game Over EP

Words by Lewis Bainbridge Taking the grime scene by storm, 19-year-old Dave has released his second EP, after selling out multiple shows throughout the UK, only a year after his breakthrough. For those unaware, grime is a music genre populated by rappers from London throughout the early 2000s. Multiple acts have produced chart topping hits […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Taylor Swift Reputation

MUSIC REVIEW: Taylor Swift Reputation

Taylor Swift has just released her sixth studio album Reputation. The album shows a different side to usual Taylor and she has gone far out from her country roots. Northern Lights contributor, Bethany Reay, goes through her favourite songs from the album. Track 4 – Don’t Blame Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHFlNfMH4vw Although this song isn’t like anything […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Don Broco – Stay Ignorant and T-Shirt Song

MUSIC REVIEW: Don Broco – Stay Ignorant and T-Shirt Song

It has now been a week since Don Broco played their biggest UK headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Playing a sold-out show to 10,000 people, they certainly put on an amazing show.  At the beginning of October, they announced that their third album Technology would be released on February 2, 2018. Having already released […]

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Stephen King’s IT is a chilling success

Stephen King’s IT is a chilling success

Words by Alex Snaith The new IT remake of the 1990 TV mini-series had high expectations by film fans – including me. The film starred Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Chosen Jacobs (Mike), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben) and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the ‘dancing’ […]

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Interview: Tony Robinson comes to Gala Theatre, Durham

Interview: Tony Robinson comes to Gala Theatre, Durham

Northern Lights reporter’s Daniela Silva and Stacey McMaster interview the famous Blackadder actor Tony Robinson, at the Durham Book Festival 2017 which was held at Gala Theatre.   Q: Did you ever visit Durham before the book festival?  T: I think of it with affection just because so many of my friends went to University here, and their hearts wobble […]

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University of Sunderland graduate, James Longman wins Emmy Award for his role on The Late Late Show with James Corden

James, who graduated with a degree in Media and Communication in 1998, received the accolade at the Emmy Awards which took place in LA last weekend (9-10 September 2017). James relocated to LA to work on the American late-night talk show in December 2015 and was honoured last year as a BAFTA LA Newcomer. He […]

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