Interviews

 Ewan Gleadow

Student Survival Podcast Interview – “We wanted to be the voice of the students”

Student Survival Podcast Interview – “We wanted to be the voice of the students”

Whilst cinemas remain closed, venues shut their doors for an alarming final time, and artists up and down the country struggle to find aid or support, a few Sunderland University students have pooled their resources together to make the Student Survival Podcast. I had the chance to ask one-fourth of the Student Survival team, Lucy […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Daniel Knox Interview – “I think artists and listeners are figuring it out”

Daniel Knox Interview – “I think artists and listeners are figuring it out”

Getting the chance to interview any musician is an enjoyable enough task, but to interview a musician whose hard work and dedication to his craft has paid off in beautifully fulfilled albums, is all the better. Daniel Knox, a singer who has now been releasing consistently great music for over a decade, has found his niche of […]

 Alice Wilson

Analysis: Gendered Instruments

Analysis: Gendered Instruments

Well it wasn’t quite John Lewis. But when I saw the new Argos Christmas TV ad, I did see something I wasn’t expecting… Concerned looking father poring over an Argos catalogue? Check. Usual high energy consumerist drivel from a high street retailer? Check. So far so capitalist. But what was that? Or rather, who is […]

 Ewan Gleadow

North East comedian Cal Halbert opens up about mental health issues in comedy

North East comedian Cal Halbert opens up about mental health issues in comedy

North East based comedian Cal Halbert has opened up about the mental health issues facing his profession.  Halbert himself has struggled with anxiety and mental health throughout his career, as many professionals within the industry do.   Halbert stated: “You feel strong emotions whether a gig goes well or not and that cliff fall once you come off […]

 Amie

Michael Rice: Interview

Michael Rice: Interview

  If the gigantic smile that’s tattooed to his face isn’t a big enough hint that the news of winning £50,000 is overwhelming, then the fidgeting and sweaty palms do. From small-time busker to winner of BBC One’s All Together Now, Michael Rice talks about his rise to stardom. I didn’t even get a chance […]